|My Dear Brother.||London November 29. 1795.|
On my arrival here about a fortnight since, Mr Johnson delivered me your letter of September 27th. There has not hitherto been to my knowledge an opportunity for sending a direct answer to it, and I have been less anxious on that account, because you will hear from those in whose favour the bill was drawn that it was duely accepted, and that in proper time, it will be paid: you will receive also the same information by my Letter written from Helvoetsluys: and possibly from our brother Thomas who remains at the Hague and by whom the bill was accepted in my behalf according to the arrangement made before I came away.—You will find in my letter from Helvoetsluys authority to draw on me for a further sum, with directions how to employ it. You may draw on me at the Hague where I expect to return in the course of a few weeks: but at any rate your bill will be accepted: and as a general rule you may dismiss all apprehension, of having any bill to the draught of which I shall ever authorize you, returned protested, unless it be from an unusual concurrence of opposite circumstances, beyond the provision of ordinary precaution.
I remain your ever affectionate brother.