575b. Robert Southey to Manuel do Cenáculo, Bishop of Beja, 11 April 1801 [translation]*
Most Excellent Sir
We certainly cannot allow this occasion to pass without expressing to you how sensible we are of the courtesies received in Beja, as also the great advantage which we have derived from your recommendation, having today been very well served; and Senhor John of the Palm  has procured mules for us, and shown us the curiosities of this place.
Another favour we still seek, and that is that the errors in construction and in language may be forgiven.
Hoping that Your Excellency may enjoy for many years all possible happiness, I and my friend remaining always
Your most grateful servants,
Castro. April 11. 1801