Parlt. Street 20 Dec —85.
I have been prevented from paying my respects to you hitherto by y[thorn sign]e feeble State I have been in for some time—I am now still further prevented by an operation on my leg. But I cannot help referring you to a publication intitled Observations on a late publication intituled thoughts on executive Justice printed for Cadell in the Strand & Faulder in New Bond street—which must please you—if the work fails y[thorn sign]e letter at the End will gratify—but both are admirable—Eden has made a poor piece of work of it—& if he continues to go on, as he began—I shall not repine—Mr. Pitt & he alone of all y[thorn sign]e Cabinet negotiated y[thorn sign]e dark transaction—
Mrs Jebb joins me in every expression of respect & good will to Mrs Adams & Miss Adams & I remain truly yrs
I beg respects to Col. Smith.—I shuld wish to see yr servt. agn. if convenient at y[thorn sign]e same House as before—