leave of my senses it ought to be a pride in one
to recover my liberty and restore myself once more
to that society I have so much lost sight of.
  When such foolish and such wanton 
irregularities known to my friends at home
it would produce in those who already consider
themselves disgraced by my conviction the
most poignant & heart rending sufferings
but I trust it will be with held from them
as I am certain it would do me no good and
would deter them from ever doing any thing
for the further [?] of my prospects
in life and upon the Rd R. Hill it would
have the tendency of withdrawing any
friendship he may feel inclined to [?]
for me. I am well convinced how you
felt on the [?] and as I know how
painful it is for you to [?] to such
circumstances I expect no answer to this
and will look upon your [?] as
a token of your forgiveness, pledging 
myself that should I again [?]
such goodness I will look for nothing
but [?] punishment. I have [?]
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enough to leave on my Desk and shall always
consider it as an additional proof of your
amiable & human disposition and as a 
token of your regard for the welfare and 
salvation of Souls. I am with respect
Revd Sir
Your obt Servt 
Alex Buchan

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