2029. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 2 February 1812 *
My dear Grosvenor
I am really vexed to think of the trouble these ugly fellows have caused me to give you. – 
Send per waggon – from the Bull & Mouth, if there be no place nearer, which perhaps there may.
Ciudad Rodrigo,  if recovered, will be more than a set off for Valencia.  But it grieves my very heart to think that we have an army in that damnd Sicily which might beat Suchet  in the field
Feby 2. 1812.
 Southey had asked Bedford to send pistols, watchmens rattles and other items to help protect his home against intruders; see Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 17 January 1812, Letter 2018. BACK