I had the honor to receive your letter of the 10th of October delivered to me by Lord Hope the 21st of May last. I endeavor'd to make his Lordship experience that respect and attention you recommended me to shew him, a behaviour I esteemed in every respect due to his Lordship, upon a personal acquaintance with him. I had the pleasure and satisfaction of his company four days in my house and should have been happy with a longer continuance of so amiable a guest. I attended his Lordship down the river and was two days on board his ship. The 1st of this month he took the opportunity of a fair wind and sailed for Virginia, I was concerned to see him in so critical a state of health; the obstinate cough he labors under indicates a consumption.