My Dear Madam.
May 6, 1792 I have your Favor of the 6th. Ins't. & sincerely sympathize with you & your Family, in the Anxiety you must feel on Account of your Brother. I hear that he will probably return in the Crown Man of War, & you may be assured that I will pay every Attention to his situation as soon as I am informed of his Arrival. The Circumstance of his having swam to the Pandora will, I trust, be strong in his Favor, & make his Conduct appear in a much better Light than that of the other young Men who were so unfortunate as to remain on board the Bounty when Mr. Bligh was ill treated. I will dwell no longer upon a painful Subject, but repeat my Assurance that I will do every thing I can to serve him essentially.
your most faithful hbl serv't.