724. Robert Southey to George Dyer, 5 October 1802
I have wanted an opportunity of safely
sending the pai money for
& Beddoes.  Coates  is abroad – & I can only leave
the books for him.
I have been lately in South Wales, looking
out a habitation for myself – for wanting now, thank God a
nursery as well as a library a home is become more desirable
than ever. I am treating for one near Neath – in a lovely
situation, where it is my hope to learn Welsh whether I like
it or no. This journey & other avocations of business
have taken up enough of my time to hurry me. I have a long
lee way to fetch up – & no scruple at sending a scrawl
like this when it goes post free.
Remember me to Lamb & his sister. poor
returned to town. I have not seen him.
God bless you –
yrs truly tho briefly
October 5. 1802.
* Address: To/
George Dyer/ Cliffords Inn
Seal: [trace] red
Endorsement: Robt Southey/
5th Octr. 1802
and Documents Collection, Special Collections
Department, Bryn Mawr College
 Southey had delivered their copies of Dyer’s
Poems and Critical Essays
 William Coates (dates unknown), was a
Clifton resident. He was known to Davy and Coleridge and
was a subscriber to a number of Bristol literary works.
His brother was Matthew Mills Coates (d. 1819) of the
law firm Morgan and Coates, Small St, Bristol. Both
brothers were radicals and may have been related to John
Prior Estlin’s first wife, Mary Coates