2 September 1793

George Dyer, London, to Mary Hays, Gainsford Street, [2 September 1793].1


Dear Madam,

        I think myself very unhappy in not having it in my power to meet your agreeable family, and our friends in Sloane Street today.2 But as things are now circumstanced, it wo if I attempted it, it would derange the business of a week. Believe me, when I say, that I consider myself a great loser both of pleasure and improvement by not being of the party. Please to make my respectful compts to yr family, and to Dr Disney & family. If Mrs D. scolds me and calls me all manner of names (and if she does, tell her with my compts, she is all kindness notwithstanding) do take my part. Ill do myself the pleasure of a visit to Sloane St, as soon as possible. In the mean time I remain,

                                     dear Madam,

                                                 Vy affectionately

                                                             G. Dyer


PS  This letter should have been sent yesterday.


Address: Miss Hays | Gainsford Street  | Southwark

Postmark: 2 September 1793

1 Misc. Ms. 2167, Pforzheimer Collection, NYPL; Brooks, Correspondence 285.

2 Reference is the home of John Disney, minister at Essex Street and friend and correspondent of Mary Hays.