My Dear Jane
I have waited impatiently for some days for an opportunity of writing you
and am happy to say shame found one, now- I am in expectation of a call to
Liverpool to the apothecaries Company then an establishment carried on by the
Medical Men and the largest in town; I think I shall now wish to leave the
back of the Country for ever, and I do assure you I will do so with great
delight; I am to have a Clerkship at first the salary not large but as it is
as good opening and great prospect of any getting on I don't mind much for one
year I saw the manager a Mr. Wingate him last week and from him I had the
offer a very wise Gentleman; you may quite a remark he made for Miss.
Spindolas satisfaction when she talks of the Scotch in a despairing manner
again; "confound these English fellows they are not to be trusted with a
single thing I have had more bother with them than tongue can wag"
I had fondly anticipated spending a day or so with you before I left but in this life you see there are nothing but disappointments and I find now it will be impossible I will not see one of my relations either and some of them I have not been with for four years I would have had so much to talk about to you before a separation of at leat a year but I doubt much my being able to get home the first summer but we must live and hope the best and I also hope the time may not be far distant when I may be able to return not with a star on my breast as poetry would have it but with something more substantial and with what is more to me than Glory or Renown a tender affectionate and confiding port: now for weal or woo when we will be able to say with the poch we've lived ad loved together, through many a changing year, we've shared each others gladness and joined in every tear; In a year or so if I can only get Mr. Wingate to let me take this part of the country instead of himself I should see you every three months as the north is taken in with this,- Now my dear Jane you must write me in a few days; and I will let you hear further before leaving and believe me wherever I may roam my affections will be centred on one little spott of this pretty country now good bye
Yours very Faithfully