My dear Sir
I have yet to thank you for your letter received last month by the hands of Sir Alexander Johnston I had the satisfaction, when meeting him the beginning of this week to learn from him, that he had recently heard from you & from his son, giving gratifying accounts of mine It is indeed very satisfactory to hear that he goes on so well & that you think so favorably of the progress made by him – I shall be glad to find that he manifests a turn for mathematical study, the only branch which you except from those in which he has begun well or advanced creditably.
Immediately on receipt of your letter I instructed my bankers to expect, & pay, the half yearly draft in January instead of Feby. The accounts are quite satisfactory
You will have learnt that we have re-opened our proceedings in the R. Asiatic Society under favourable auspices. There has been an interesting  paper on the valley of the Setledge in the Himálaya, which passed through my hands – It will be inserted in the forthcoming fasciculus.
I am sorry to say our friend Dr Noehden is not well – He has had several attacks of illness within the last few months
Shall I request you to tell my son that his brothers are well and are often thinking of him? They hope he does not forget them
Yours very sincly