Liverpool 6th June 1824
Within this hour, I have arrived at Liverpool, after a voyage of 26 days from New York to Hollyhead. We were six days beating in St. George’s channel, against a wind dead ahead and it still continuing, I determined to disembark at Hollyhead, & to proceed by land thro’ Wales. I was obliged to come by this place, else I should have gone directly to London. I shall remain here only long enough, to arrange some matters of business, preliminary to the object of my mission. That will detain me a day. This is sunday, and I can do nothing. The weather is very fine—one of our pleasant days in May exactly. I shall write to you from London, and only write now, to apprise you of my arrival, and to offer you the assurance of my profound respect &c.
F. W. Gilmer
MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.