think my time has not been lost. losing all the Cows & the two Bulls, was very unfortunate & the more so, as when we are fixing a Settlement, on the Harbour the Grass is as fine as in any Park in England. The Turpentine from N. Island appears to be very good, a small box of it, is in No. 2. the boxes are addressed to you on His Maj.' Service. as each of the Store Ships have a Lower Yard & Top galley Mast of the Norfolk Pine, & which they are directed to Deliver to the Builder of Deptford Yard. the goodness of that Pine for Masts O Yards may be known, if they have a fair trial. Trees of 130 feet in length have been cut down perfectly sound.
I now take my leave of you, Sir, & shall always receive your Commands with pleasure being with great truth
& Most Obedient
I beg my Compts may be made acceptable to Lady Banks & to the rest of your family.