2595. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 7 May 1815 *
–– Pessime Grosvenor! nequissimus hominum 
The Senhora requests me to make an important inquiry respecting the Canadian emigrants, viz – what is the minimum sum which any person must have at command to be entitled to the grant of lands. It is very likely that her three brothers  may go: two of them excellent men for colonists, – the third a bad subject but useful if in their company. – Their property has been wrecked in an Iron Foundry; & they have nothing to start with but what she can give them. I shall probably give you no farther trouble than to ascertain this point. Mr Wilson  (one of the great London merchants) married an Aunt of theirs, & will I dare say take all the needful steps in making final arrangements, if the thing be feasible.
God bless you
7 May. 1815.
One of them is a good farmer.