635. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [3 December 1801] *
I am quite uneasy about you Grosvenor – Saturday I wrote to you – no answer yet! – I could not then come for we were hourly expecting my mother – who did not arrive till Monday night. she is far advanced in consumption. yesterday & today my own head is too prevents all exertion. do let me have a line – from Horace if you yourself are unable. Carlisle could tell me nothing. he has himself been wholly occupied with his wife  who is but just out of danger –
R. S.Thursday morning.
* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqr/ Brixton Causey
Postmark: [partial] 4 oClock
MS: Bodleian Library, Eng. Lett. c. 27
Dating note: The letter is dated from Southey’s description of his mother’s arrival, which happened on the night of Monday, 30 November 1801. This letter was sent the following Thursday. BACK