To Thomas Coombe7
ALS (letterbook draft): American Philosophical Society
London, Augt. 22. 1772
I rejoiced to hear of your safe Arrival and happy Meeting with your Friends. I hope every other Circumstance there will prove agreable [to?] you, if you chuse to continue at Philadelphia. [The?] Letter you intended me by Loxley8 did not come, so I shall expect that Pleasure. Things remain here much in the State you left them. Mrs. Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Hewson, Miss Dolly Blunt and Sally, continue to respect and Love y[ou as] does no less Your affectionate Friend and [Servant]
Revd Mr Coombe
7. The young Philadelphia clergyman who had become an habitué of Craven Street, and had officiated at Polly Stevenson’s marriage; for his return to America see BF to WF above, Feb. 3.
8. The Carolina, Capt. Benjamin Loxley, had cleared Philadelphia in early June and reached London in late July: Pa. Gaz., June 4; Lloyd’s Evening Post, July 20–22.