To Margaret Stevenson and Mary Hewson
ALS: Yale University Library
Paris, April 19. 1782
I wrote to you, my dear dear Friends, very lately,3 and directed my Letter to Cheem in Surrey. Mr Whitefoord tells me that you are removed to Kensington Square, and I fear that my Letter may therefore not find you. I sent it under Cover to Mr William Hodgson, Mercht in Coleman street, which I mention that in case it has not come to hand, you may there enquire for it; tho’ it continues [contains] little worth the Trouble, as it only expresses what you always knew, that I love you both, very much and very sincerely. Mr Whitefoord will inform you how I live,4 & that I am very well, as happy as the Situation of public Affairs will permit, only capable of being made more so if you were here with me; being ever your truly affectionate Friend
Mrs Stevenson & Mrs Hewson
Endorsed: Paris Apr 19—82 37
3. On April 13, above.
4. Whitefoord and Oswald left Paris on April 19. BF called on them early that morning and must have brought Whitefoord this letter to deliver; see our annotation of BF’s notes for a conversation with Oswald, [on or before April 19].