Grosvenor Square Decemr 3d 1785—
I had the pleasure of Letters from your Parents with the inclosed for you—they were in good Health, as were our other friends in General. I have written to the secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Jay, recommending you to be Consul at Lisbon, in case Congress should appoint one which they will do no doubt, if a Treaty of Commerce should be made.—there is I think a good prospect of this—but it may be longer in bringing to a Conclusion than you may wish—
your young Friend my son is arrived, and in good Health pursueing his studies at Haverhill.
with much Esteem I am yrs &c &c—