Your last offspring, which came to me in rich French dress, is now sent back in a plain English frock. You, who have read the Tale of a Tub, though a follower of Lord Peter, will not be offended, if, in taking off some of the trimmings, I should here and there have made rents in the cloth. If but few, you'll overlook them, since they were the effects of honest zeal in,
Your faithful friend
Dec. 7. 1767.