When I reflect upon the nature of that Intimacy which subsisted between us for so many years, I own myself hurt by that neglect which I appear to experience from you, and which I am by no means conscious of having deserved.—The last letter I have from you, bears date in December 1768,—since which, I have wrote you several long and friendly letters;—particularly by Colo Waddell, inclosing you sundry papers which I exerted myself to procure for your satisfaction.—I esteem and regard you as sincerely as any of your friends can do,—and shall be very sorry to find myself deprived of your Correspondence; but I must confess, if this letter does not procure me the favor of hearing from you, I shall conclude myself an Intruder, and cease to persecute you any more with my letters.
Permit me to refer you to our common friends, J. M., A. M. & J. H. for news, public and private.—I shall rejoice to hear from you, and of your health & happiness. My very sincere and affectionate wishes ever attend you.
Dr. Sr. I this day meet yours of the 24th April 1770, inclosing me sundries. I am amazed that the Court could see any possible constructive uncertainty (in the Opinion I sent you) as to the Criminaliter et Scienter of your case.—Clearly, & in totidem verbis, they pronounce in your favour. I refer to the inclosed letter wrote apart—as you may make use of it.
I meet no bill from Mr Hamilton.—I hope to inclose J. M's Opin as to your new Q—whether you ought to be exculpated?—One of the Opinions you desire shall be taken.—Strange! that in such a case, the Court should think any Man's Opinion so proper to direct them, as the Attorney Genls of England.
I did not expect Mr Hooper would have chose to appear against me.—I owe him no kindness for it.—I wrote J. F. on the subject: desire him to let you see the Paragraph, & I recommend it to youmy friend to consider the Contents in the same light I desire Col. Frohock to do.—Mr M Jones sometime ago sent me a copy of the bill.—If your Chancy is not mad, they will not think they possess jurisdiction.
Knowing you do not attend that Court, I had not tho't of troubling you to that purpose. Shod you give yourself that or any other trouble in this suit, pray call upon my cousin Ben for such a recompense as you may determine proper.
I sincerely wish to approve myself your true & affectionate friend, & hope you do, and ever will do me the justice to think so.
P. S. I have the pleasure to add J. M.'s further Opinion, which I think sufficiently strong to convince Infidels; and if so, certainly the Honble Justices of your Honble Court. Serjt. McGlynn or Dunning I am now informed, will not be in town till Novr.—The Court if they are fools enough to think it needful, may adjourn till April next.