Quinta de St Ioņo Wednesday
July 10, 
take the liberty of meeting you at
Lisbon where I imagine you will arrive about the same time as this
Letter, to request you to have the enclosed given to my Servant. I shall
have great pleasure in hearing from you in answer, with a happy account
of a prosperous journey, if you can only spare time for 3 lines.
His Highness arrived on Sunday; He is very
gentlemanlike modest and unassuming. Lord Wellington seems to approve
very much of him, and I hear he means to appoint him extra ??? ?? ???.
Capt Cocks, who after his Reconnaissance up to Montijo
had gone to Albuquerque had a visit from the Enemy; and appears to have
pleased Ld Wellington very much by withdrawing himself and party though
the French had come up between him and the British Position. No other
publick news, that has reached my ears worthy of your perusal.
I mean to have another day at lunches in company with
Col Campbell, who proposes going over before his departure. He was a
little out of spirits last night having heard of the melancholy end of
Lt. Col Bevans with whom he had some acquaintance. The public? reason
for Col Bevans making away with himself is not as articled?; but it is
generally supposed to have proceeded from depression of spirits caused
by the Regt. under his command being one of those who ought to have
prevented the escape of the Garrison of Almeida - May you find a Captain
R. H. who will give you as hearty a welcome with a more extensive
knowledge of Comfort ?? cabin as our friend ????
Adieu; most truly yrs
PS The most
passable accounts from Ld March Instead taking a pat of Windsor Soap as
an apology for my second intrusion upon the General's Hospitality. ???
Let-off at the Adj General's to the Prince of Orange 2 day. L Wellington