[top of p3] . . . from the first, being born older, is a very good thing.– I wish your perseverance & success with all my heart– and have great confidence of your producing at last, by dint of writing . . . [nearly all the next line missing] . . . work.– Shall . . .
[top of p4] . . . If You & his Uncles are good friends to little Charles Lefroy, he will be a great deal better for his visit;– we thought him a very fine boy, but terribly in want of Discipline.– I hope he gets a wholesome thump, or two, whenever it is necessary. [neary all the next line missing] . . . [?] with us when we . . .