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503. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [c. 26 March 1800] ⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

The late delivery yesterday made it impossible, without compelling Time to refund one hour, to answer yours by return. we have no bed empty in our lodging house. but we have meat – drink – laver [1]  – & a hearty welcome. Come. [2]  I expect you.

R Southey.

[MS torn] tokes Croft. No 10. the name Ward but I will meet you at the coach if [MS missing]


* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr / Exchequer/ Westminster
Endorsement: 26 Mar 1800
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 23
Unpublished. BACK

[1] A type of edible seaweed. BACK

[2] Come: written in larger letters. BACK

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