[London] Monday 10th October 1808.
I am very quick upon your kindness, but in the present infancy of the Examiner I am sure you will excuse me in asking you if you could possibly discount us the enclosed bill. You must not suppose that this kind of request will be often repeated, for every day is bringing us beyond the necessity of making them, at least is promising to bring us. I know you will take my word, though you receive nothing else from me just now. You will hear from me in a day or two, and in a pleasanter way, I hope. Mr. Whitaker will not forget eight o'clock tomorrow evening, or nine if he pleases. I am sorry I was out when you called about the Prospectus, but I shall be glad to hear of it in your answer to this note. The failure of Walsh & Nesbitt injured more people than they imagine, for one of our best friends was just about to accomodate us with a large sum, that would have perfectly smoothed
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