He is very anxious of returning to England & every exertion will be used for that purpose -
I did not expect him for 2 months and from the long run of dry weather here a number of plants have died in the pots. I can muster about 300.
I have the honor to be with all possible respect
your ever dutifull
most Humble and most obedient
Sir Joseph Banks Bart
&c &c &c
The attachment of poor Bligh to his King and Country has sustained a great shock from the last intelligence here from England.