[from Memoirs of Bishop Hildesley]
To the Rev. PHILIP MOORE.
Whitehaven, Oct. 20, 1767.
This takes its chance for getting over before me, to, acquaint my friends in the Iale of my preaent situation, weather-bound at Whitehaven, where I have been ever since Wednesday, the 14th. I presume my brother Moore has some account of me from Auckland, by the hand of my amanuensis ; since which time my name has probably appeared in the publick papers, which may have rendered manuscript notifications needless. Since I have been here, my kind patron has sent me sundry congratulatory epistles from friends: among the rest, one from my register, but none from the rector of Kirk Bride ; "because he was not a letter in my debt, and because he expected I should have been nearer home."
That my mind hankers after home will not be wondered at. If opportunity offers, youll acquaint my sister with my situation ; though, possibly, if the weather should take up, I may be at home before your notice. Be that as it will, at home or abroad, or wherever placed, I am sure to be yours, whilst
MARK SODOR and MANN.