I should think it better to get, which is likely would be got from this Thompson who appears to wish for them, it would be better to get [£300 - crossed out] the pound a piece or over than laying the veto of £2, upon their sale, as I should read that quite as a prohibition. I hope you'll be able to decipher this I write in great earnestness and in great haste, for the time is short & it appears important – the getting a round sum of money now would be excessively useful and the loss of thirty pounds from more recklessness would be excessively something else.
Geldart received yours last night – he desires to be remembered most kindly to you. Why did y[ou] not mention me? – I was rather surprized, & thinking you must have rec[eive]d my parcel on Monday morning, I wondered. I think you my very kind & good friend nevertheless & suppose some accident deprived me of the pleasure of the token of your remembrance which I sought. Remember there is time to write about the above if any thing is to be done. Oh – Your Mamma is very much better. [word crossed out] Write, write to me soon, & [tell me to all the questions I have asked, & also whether you - crossed out] Dear John, always your Friend affectionate & true