724. Robert Southey to George Dyer, 5 October 1802 *
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.
God bless you –
yrs truly tho briefly
October 5. 1802. Kingsdown.
* Address: To/ George Dyer/ Cliffords Inn
Seal: [trace] red wax
Endorsement: Robt Southey/ 5th Octr. 1802
MS: Letters and Documents Collection, Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
 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 (1753-1783). BACK