Sepr. 26. -30
Your favor of July 24. was duly recd. accompanied by the little Treatise of Dr. Holyoke, and your biographical Sermon. They are separately entitled to my thanks and jointly the more so. Such a treatise at the age of the Author is remarkable and altho’ it may contain little new, on a subject little admitting it: it contains truths well deserving repetition, and made particularly impressive by the associated circumstances.
The delay in acknowledgng your politeness has been occasioned by a bad state till of late, and I tender you this apology for it, with a reassurance of my cordial respects & good wishes