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From James Pettit Andrews at Brompton, near London, to Mr Keene's house in the High Street, Canterbury, Kent, thanking Sally for writing. She is however 'a little too grave and too good, and when we have erased and pored off these (amiable) excruscences, you will make as nice a correspondent as a gouty, bald headed gentleman could wish for'.

Her account of the quakers was most fascinating, especially as he feels that they possess 'so little taste and so little genius', that only Sally and Voltaire could make them sound interesting.

He disagrees with her views on the greater liberty enjoyed by quaker women, for he knows of no household where the opinion of the lady does not carry greater weight than that of her husband.

He has spent the summer in Warwickshire at the house of his daughter-in-law at Charlecote near Stratford on Avon, and has inserted a water-colour painting of the view from the house toward the Malvern Hills and Wales.

He would be pleased to receive one of Sally's paintings for he knows how talented she is.

He is pleased that his book is selling well.