Send the first Kehama to Tom as soon as you can spare it, &
send but one at a time, – because sailors have not many pleasures, & it will be a great one to him whenever one of these packets
arrives. –  The third quam celerrime 
God bless you
Mr Catton, 
Henry Whites tutor dines here tomorrow.
Sept 10. 1808.
* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr/ [in another hand] 9 Stafford
Endorsement: 10 Sept 1808
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 24. ALS; 2p.
 Southey was sending his brother Thomas drafts of The Curse of Kehama
 Thomas Catton (1758–1838;
DNB), tutor of St John’s College, Cambridge, praised in Southey’s Remains of Henry Kirke White, of
Nottingham (1807) for his fatherly solicitude towards White. BACK