To Georgiana Shipley
ALS (draft): Library of Congress
Dec. 15. 1781
My dear dear Friend
I imagine the good Family is by this time establish’d in London for the Winter. The Bearer Mr Alexander, will give you an Opportunity of acquainting me how they do, as he returns immediately. It is therefore I write this Line by him, which I cannot lengthen, having too Short a Notice of his Departure. It may serve at the same time to inform you, who I know interest yourself a little in my Welfare, that I have hitherto escap’d the Gout this Season, eat, drink & sleep well, and have little to wish for, except Peace, and a happy Sight of my Friends in England. I am, ever, ma trés chere Amie, Yours most affectionately
P.S. The Shades you were so kind as to promise me8 are not yet come to hand. Present my best Wishes of a happy New Year to the Realities.
Miss Georgiana Shipley
8. XXXV, 34. She had already sent silhouettes in March: XXXIV, 409–10.