London 22 Sepr
My Dear Sir,
I have been asked by a particular Friend if I could take the liberty of recommending the Bearer Mr Bruce to your favorable notice; as an advantage which he is extremely ambitious of, & would derive great profit from, as well as pleasure. He is a young man of excellent family in Wales & proposes passing some months at Berne previous to his residence & studies at Oxford.
I am sensible that your valuable time must be greatly intruded upon by a vast number of persons who have also this ambition. but I presume to think that your benevolence is willingly bestowed  on those who can deserve it; & that your kindness to me in particular would furnish me this liberty; especialy when I ask it in favor of a young man. mindful as I am sure you are of the vast advantage it is to a youth, to make the acquaintance of those persons, whose merit & celebrity have already excited their admiration at a distance – for at such an age these are solid advantages, stored in virtuous recollection, & serving as guides when the character may have real need of such supports.
 I am particularly happy at the same time to recal to your memory one who has deeply felt & well remembered your former kindness, & the interest you took for him when it was espec[ially] useful & flattering to him. I should be delig[hted] to hear from Mr Bruce on his return that you are in the enjoyment of good health & success in the interesting studies you are engaged in so profitably for the world of literature. & of which you gave me so pleasing an account when you were last in England – I am sure you will also be glad to hear that I am in tolerable health, & happy in the study of my art. & I remain My Dear Sir
ever with respect & gratitude
Your faithful humble servant.
C. R. Cockerell.
The Professor Schlegel,
aux soins de Monsr Bruce
Chez Monsr – Apoticaire
by favor of Mr Bruce Wenzel Pape