321. Robert Bloomfield to Thomas John Lloyd Baker, 1 September 1817*
Shefford. Sep 1. 1817
I have most unfortunately been unable to visit you from a very simple cause, just by eating plumbpie for supper on Fryday! My digestion is of a kind that wants a deal of management, and in this instance it has robd me of a great promised pleasure, for I have been too much out of sorts to attempt the walk. I fear that my chance is now past, as you hinted your speedy departure, but if you may be found at Mauldon tomorrow (Tuesday) and happen to be so situated as to receive me in any light but that of an intruder, I feel that I shall be stout for a short walk to dine with you at least, or perhaps to breakfast.
A line in reply by the bearer will satisfy me whether I may catch you before you go, or whether I must thus only wish health and happiness to yourself and the ladies, and, for the present with most hearty thanks bid you farewell.
Your most Obedient Servant
Address: T.J. Lloyd Baker Esq, / Revd Mr Rolfs, / Mauldon. / or to be opened by any of the family who may be at home the bearer to bring an answer.