To Jane Reynolds (Well Walk, September 1st, 1818)
Well Walk, September 1st, 1818
My dear Jane
Certainly your kind note would rather refresh than trouble me, and so much the more would your coming if as you say, it could be done without agitating my Brother too much. Receive on your Hearth our deepest thanks for your Solicitude concerning us.
I am glad John is not hurt, but gone safe into Devonshire. I shall be in great expectation of his Letter, but the promise of it in so anxious and friendly a way I prize more than a hundred. I shall be in town to-day on some business with my guardian “as was” with scarce a hope of being able to call on you. For these two last days Tom has been more cheerful: you shall hear again soon how he will be.
Remember us particularly to your Mother.
Your sincere friend