Dear Mr. Wuddah
Thank you for your concern. I am considerably better than I was yesterday, perhaps the third bottle of gin was not a good idea.
I have just returned form a visit to Dr Hatton, I had planned to go yesterday but was unable to get out of bed. Anyway, he has prescribed a rather unpleasant bottle of tonic, forbidden me from flying for at least 6 week and given me a letter to that effect.
I shall now inform Mr. Aidoo of my unfortunately timed illness and ask if perhaps we can arrange an alternative means of finalizing the transaction.