889 | From John Pownall

    London. June 18. 1771

    Dear Sir,

    As you tell me in your Letter from Norton hall that you left Lady Bernard in a way of amendment I hope you have before this had the satisfaction to hear that she is quite recovered.1

    If you are here before the 18th of July you will certainly see Lord Hillsborough before he goes to Ireland, & in the mean time I will omit no opportunity, which the mollia tempora fandi,2 may afford me of urging your suit for I shall be most sincerely hoping to see your wishes accomplished.__ I really pity poor Cockles Case & should be glad to see some provision made for him; but I will confess that I doubt exceedingly of my ability to serve Mr. Cockle except by information to his freinds of any Vacancys which may happen which I will certainly do.3

    The inclosed were under a cover addressed to me — there is a large Packet addressed to you which I send by this nights post. I am with great regard

    Dear Sir Your most obedt. & faithfull humble Servt

    J Pownall

    AL, LbC      BP, 12: 231–234.