|Dear Sir||London Derry Sepr. 24th. 1785|
I untill two days agoe flatter’d myself with the pleasure of paying my respects to You in London, but from some affairs lately taken place, I find it Absolutely necessary I should return to America, And have determin’d on leaving Dublin for that Country in a few Weeks.
Previous to my departure from Europe, it would give me much Satisfaction to know, whether there is any prospect of a Commercial Treaty being Establish’d between our Country and Great Britain; as it is a subject I am much Interested in, You would Confer a very great favour on me, by Writing me a few lines to Dublin, Address’d to the Care of Mr. Joseph Wilson there—
Your Sentiments respecting this Affair, as far as Propriety will permit Your giving, will be gratefully receiv’d by Dr sir Yr. Most / Obedient Huble servant