2242. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 7 April 1813 *
April 7. 1813
My dear R.
You will get my Nelson  I hope next week. The inclosed letter for Bedford  contains the price of its copy right according to Murrays original agreement. 105 £. But as the work (between him & the printer  rather than me) appears as two volumes instead of one, he engages handsomely enough when it reaches a second edition,  to pay me a similar sum. –
This present sum I send to Grosvenor B. that he may add to it from my forth-coming Exch: receipt enough to <make up the> purchase of 200 3 per cents. – It is better to begin to nx accumulate late than never, – & if I live & continue to enjoy health & eye sight, I doubt not but that, with Gods blessing, I shall do well for my family at last.
I doubt my journey southward must be deferred till the fall: – a xxxxxx delay to which I yield with less reluctance, because my Uncle has an inmate (his sister Miss Tyler) whose presence would keep me from his house.
God bless you
Remember us to Mrs R.