2272. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 20 June
My dear R.
Will you send me the yearly accounts for 1811  – the last trouble the Register will give you.  – It will
give me I fear yet a good deal.
My house is in the utmost discomfort. George is dying; – for the
last week he has been totally helpless, – & we hope & expect that every hour will be his last.  – I can do
little till all is over. You will however see me in town by the middle of next month at latest.
Remember me to Mrs R – & tell little Anne  that we will measure feet when I see her, & that I am sure hers is
bigger now than it was when we measured last.
Has the Capitaneus seen an account of Consag the Jesuits voyage to
the head of the Gulph of California in 1746.  There is a full
account in the x Theatro Americano of Villa-Señor y Sanchez.  – A book printed at Mexico, of which I have Hebers copy. I shall bring it up with me, or send it before me.
* Address: To/ John Rickman Esqre
Endorsement: RS./ 20 June 1813
MS: Huntington Library, RS 208. ALS; 2p.
Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1811, 4.1 (1813), 495–507. BACK
Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1811 (1813) was the last issue to contain contributions from Southey. BACK
 George Fricker died on 24 June 1813; see Southey to Charles Danvers, 28 June 1813, Letter 2274. BACK
 The Croatian-born Jesuit missionary, explorer and
cartographer Ferdinand Konščak (1703–1759), who made the first of three North American expeditions in 1746. BACK
 José Antonio de
Villaseñor y Sánchez (1703–1759), Theatro Americano: Descripción General de los Reynos, y Provincias de la Nueva-España, y
sus Jurisdicciones, 2 vols (Mexico, 1746–1748), II, pp. 275–294. The copy borrowed by Southey was no. 4516 in the sale
catalogue of Heber’s library. BACK