I have just this Instant received your Letter. —with much Concern I inform you that your Nephew Peter Heywood is among the Mutineers: his Ingratitude to me is of the blackest Dye for I was a Father to him in every respect & he never once had an angry Word from me thro' the whole Course of the voyage as his Conduct always gave me much pleasure & satisfaction. I very much regret that so much Baseness form'd the Character of a young Man I had a real regard for, & it will give me much pleasure to hear that his Friends can bear the Loss of him without much Concern.
I am Sir
your obt. serv't.