I wish you would send me by the <bearer> en[cl]osed the original draft of the Letter I asked you for at Mr Swarts. You may rely on my honour for its return without disadvantage to you ^in consequence of sending it to me^ in any state of things. I hope the Col: will not be in a hurry as I shall wish to see him soon. To this application I presume there can [be] no objection as I gave you Mr. [. . .] Letter without hesitation.
NB. To avoid the necessity of sending to you again I now inform you that I will see the Col. at eight OClock at Mr Swarts—half past eight was the extent of the time allowed.