Facsimile: Th. Delarue, Isographie des Hommes Célèbres, ou Collection de Fac-simile de lettres autographes et de signatures (4 vols., Paris, 1843), II, [unpaginated].
Passy, April 9. 1781
I received duly the elegant Present of your Poetical Works. I thank you much for the Pleasure I have had in perusing them. I should have made this Acknowledgement sooner; but intending to request your Acceptance of my Opuscules in Return, I have been retarded by the Bookbinder who has not yet dress’d them decently enough to appear at Court. With great regard, I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Servant