much better this morning. Dr Maton was here at 5 o'clock yesterday with Mr Morgan; and I think that the Doctor's prescriptions have been of considerable use. My Brother slept in the course of last night, which he had not done for four nights before; and his pulse is, I believe, much slower than it had hitherto been; and he seems more comfortable and less languid than yesterday. I trust therefore that he may be now considered as convalescent. I shall be happy to inform you, by note, how he goes on, as I am sure that you will be anxious to know that he continues to amend. Quiet, and a perfect withdrawing from all business are strictly enjoined.
My Brother has desired me to send the enclosed papers for your consideration.
I am very sorry that it has not yet been in my power to call upon Mrs and Miss Watson, for whose kind attentions I feel myself much obliged.
I am, dear Sir,
Address: To Joshua Watson, Esqre.
Endorsed: Miss Wordsworth, 23 May 1820.
MS. Jonathan Wordsworth. Hitherto unpublished.
Lambeth Tuesday-- May 23rd 
My dear Sir,
I hoped when I had the pleasure of seeing you yesterday mornning, that I should have been able to tell you today of my Brother's progressive, though slow, amendment; but I am sorry to say that he is certainly, not better--perhaps rather worse--this morning than when you called. He had a fresh access of fever in the evening, and passed a disturbed, and almost sleepless night.
The enclosed Resolution of the Vestry Meeting troubled my Brother. He says you will sufficiently understand why; and he desires me to add, that he will, to the utmost of his power, abstain from all thoughts connected with these, or any other matters of business.
My Brother bids me assure you of his most kind remembrances. As soon as it is fit for him to see anyone, he will be anxious to see you; and truly rejoiced shall I be when I can tell you that it is so. I