935. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn,  May 1804 *
I have a daughter & all is as well as it possibly can be. thank God. 
I wait Rickmans answer  to know whether my claim to his hospitality has lapsed – & if not – shall set off in all probability on Monday from hence & reach London about the Saturday following. tis a cruel long way, & we are eighteen miles from the nearest stage. but I shall probably go round by Liverpool as being the easiest & cheapest way – & for the sake of staying there a day.
I give you joy of your parliamentary victory.  – if the new ministers want to do a popular thing let them take off the tax on coarse teas. none is to be procured here under 6/-8. a pound – & this affects the only comfort of the poor. They were cheaper before the Commutation. 
God bless you
 In late April 1804 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (1757–1844; DNB), who had been Prime Minister since 1801, was forced from office by a coalition of former enemies William Pitt (1759–1806; DNB), Charles James Fox and Lord Grenville (Wynn’s uncle). BACK