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To Sally Wesley at Mrs Whitcomb's school in Margate, Kent, complaining about the number of letters that he is having to write.

Reference is made to Sally inadvertently introducing her friend Mr Perronet to an 'old enemy of his profession'.

Their mother dined yesterday at Paddington, and was joined by Samuel in the evening. It was a rather uncomfortable evening, as Mr R 'did all but appear', and had to be prevented from joining them by Miss Chouquet.

He has bought Clarke's Introduction to the French language, and is sure that it will be of value.

In a postscript, he asks after the condition of her leg.