|Content Description||Acknowledges Lady Russell's letter of 22 December; discusses Lord Tavistock and aspirations for his development; states his intention of writing to the Cardinal's confidants concerning the 200 "pistoles" to know where to send them, or whether the money should be risked on horses; refers to Lord Tavistock's opinion of the Scottish monk as a rogue.|
Reports that the King informed their Chancellor that he was happy with his [Galway's] service and did not wish him to retire; comments that he has written to the King requesting that he be allowed to do so as soon as possible but that in the meantime would use all his efforts to serve him well.
Refers to the memorandum given to her by Mr Carter and the fact that nothing but the most frivolous cause for complaint against him [Galway] could be found; refers to possibility that she will hear that a pamphlet spreading rumours during the last session of Parliament was reputedly written by Doctor Gorge and on his [Galway's] orders but denies that he had anything to do with it.
Makes reference to their confiscated possessions and likelihood of losing these; expresses his gratitude to Lord Hartington and is happy that he should be informed of his reasons.
Old style dating on letter.