1777. Robert Southey to James Ballantyne, [after c. 4 May 1810] *
My dear Sir
It seems to me so doubtful whether these slips of paper belonging to the Appendix  be worth sending back at all, that I will xxxxxxx inclose them with the copy of Kehama  which is ready to set off by the next carrier, rather than make them into a packet by post. Unless indeed the Printers marks may save him some trouble, they can be of no other use, – for the accompanying list fully directs the order in which the various articles will be should be placed. Henceforth I will take care that no confusion shall arise from any want to explicit directions on my part.
I am just in time to save the post –
Yrs very truly
* Address: To/ Mr J Ballantyne/ Hanover Street/
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
MS: Pforzheimer Collection, New York Public Library, Misc 1979. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: content indicates this was written shortly after Southey to James Ballantyne, 4 May 1810, Letter 1776. BACK