This manuscript letter opens with Owen telling his wife of the "great pleasure" he felt after receiving a letter from her.
Owen recounts his activities, noting that as usual his time is "fully occupied" and yet he still has "much to do" before he can leave
To dispel the anxieties that his wife has professed regarding Owen's first appearance in public, Owen informs her here that all he intends saying has been "written with care, and read ? by men of the ? knowledge [and] finest abilities of all parties and approved by all".