I will not have you account the days of my not answering your letter. It is a thing imposed upon the multitude of my business to lodge many things faithfully, though I make no present return.
Your conjunction and good understanding with the deputy I approve and commend; for I ever loved intire and good compositions, which was the old physic, better than fine separations.
Your friendly attributes I take as effects of affection; which must be causes of any good offices, wherewith I can requite you.
We conceive that kingdom is in growth. God send soundness to the increase; wherein I doubt not but your lordship will do your part.
God keep you.
Your Lordship's very loving friend,