My dear Sir,
I owe you more and better Thanks than this Letter can carry; at present, therefore, I shall not trouble you with any, but initiate the Epick Poem in my Epistle, and rush into the midst of matters at once.
The Rent one cannot agree to, nor decline, till the amount of it is declared.
Nine years are, I should think, too short a Time , considering what a Sum the Tenant, if the Representations are to be really good, will find himself obliged to advance for Scenery, Wardrobe, etc . etc . not to mention the thousand necessities, that, by my Experience of Drury Lane House I know, will be wanting, and must be provided.
The Stipulations I will wait to receive from your kindness, unless you judge it fitter that I should write to Mr Foster for them.
If you approve the enclosed Letter, I will beg you to send it to Mr Case: -if you do not approve it, pray, throw it into your Fire, and direct me how to write properly to him.