As Bovell is uncertain that he will get back to Canada during the year, he asks Osler to carefully pack his Microscopical Apparatus and Specimens. He offers Osler his surgical instruments and Stethoscopes, as well as his microscope stand and eye-pieces. He is very sad to leave the Weston school and Johnson behind, but he is busy with his research and must look after his family.
Bovell writes of his activities in the West Indies with the Church.
Bovell loves no one more than Osler, and wishes him continued success. He would like for Osler to meet Stuart. He reports on the desperate state of the Church in the West Indies and expresses his desire to go to India. He would like to convince Johnson to join him in the West Indies.