2322. Robert Southey to John Rickman, [2 November 1813] *Tuesday morning. 8 o clock
My dear Rickman
I found your note last night, – having failed to find you in the morning. On Thursday at 3 o clock I am to be sworn in at the Chamberlains Office,  & will find my way to you in bread & cheese time, at night. For I have to hunt out a person  at Chelsea, & is upon some enquiries concerning an unlucky brother, whom there seems some hope of redeeming. He has turned up once more, Wynn having recognised him among a company of strollers in Wales, by his likeness to me: To his other imprudencies he has added that of marrying, the most venial however of all, & that which offers the only chance of steadying him. My business at Chelsea is to make out the history & character of his wife, – a necessary measure before I can determine in what manner to attempt to serve them. Bedfords abode stands conveniently for me to dine at after this quest.
If the levee fall on Saturday I shall endeavour to start from town on Wednesday. Monday in that case I must go to Streatham, & Tuesday will remain with you. Coleridge I think will probably be <still> in Bristol, where he now is. I have neither seen Lamb yet not George I. & this would lie upon my conscience if I could have helped it – therefore I had rather see them on Tuesday than any other persons.
God bless you