47. Robert Bloomfield to Thomas Park, 3 December 1800*
Wedn. Dec 3d 1800
I have this instant received the enclosed letter. I hope this seeming termination of the affair will be received by my friends as by myself, with a conviction of its being infinitely Better than giving to the lawyers the produce of the poem, which produce I esteem a testimony of the public in my favour, and as such should wish to retain it.
Respects to Mrs P and family