present circumstances of things it must be certained she wants to see her husband and he wants to see her because she is a Woman – I don’t mean to say that is solely the reason – besides Mr Palfrey is in very different department from me – he must fly & shall as Mrs Palfrey – they are at a distance from where the action must commence – we are at advanc’d post he is two miles in the rear – a peice of News. a party of [struck: men] [inserted: Artillery] with 2–12 pounders last thursday morning shatter’d one of his majestys sloops or tenders so much that the people quitted her – she mounted 14. Guns mostly six pounders – it is reported the enemy have since burnt her – we kill’d a few and wounded some more – the enemy were so supriz’d they [Descern’d] very little spirit – we also have had another shooting match at the ships as they come [text loss] narrows we like to have killd [inserted: a] Capt [inserted: of one of] [text loss] shot away his bed from under him and kill’d a number of his people – write me my love as often as lays in Your power and beleive me to have no other Earthly love but you
Kiss and bless your babe for me –
remember me to Mrs Pollard
I live at the house – I don’t like Mrs. A.
I have turn’d packard away – I think he must have cheated you in his market accounts most egregiously.