My dear friend
I am[!]1 arrived quite well at home.
The very merry days of Birmingham ar[e] over and now day[!]2 I [am] quit[e] alone as before. Daily your walkings in the beautyful[!]3 forests and reflecting about Ludmila. Many thanks for the receiving coppys[!]4 of the oratorio and cantatas. The curator of the Graphic in London asked me for my portrait, but I am sorry, not to have one.
Please will you be so kind and send him an[!]5 photograph from Birmingham, [?] supposed, they are ready. [?] something more. My best compliments to your family.