Sir Walter Scott
In this letter, Scottish author Sir Walter Scott checks in with his friend Sir Francis Freeling. In the letter, Scott mentions his overall health and lists some common medical practices of the time. Much of the letter is indiscernable.
In sending a letter under your [elementable] [care] to Mr. Amyot I must return my best thanks to you my old and kind friend for your kind inquiries. I am as far as general health sleep & appetite very well but last winter I was suddenly deprived after a hearty breakfast for half an hour of my speech. They have bled [burned] and [?] me since then at their medical pleasure & I am coming pretty well sound. But though the results presume to be just now favourable the change I [over] [?] may be very sudden and so I endeavor to be awake & ready. I have a little thanks to send you of a short story told which is [?] enough [?] and of justice I hope be received in a few days. Always my dear sir your faithful & obliged
Abbotsford 2 April 1831