687. Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, 28 June 1802 *
My dear Tom
I have this instant learnt that the Bellona  is in England – & am almost uneasy that there is yet no letter from you. have you ever heard from me – or do you not know the hateful intelligence with which I have begun letter after letter? your mothers death –
From whom think you did I learn your arrival? from your Uncle & namesake – who is on very gracious terms with me – & appears more friendly & kindlily disposed than you would at first suppose.
We have a furnished house the next door to Danvers – come as soon as you can – from henceforward I trust you will always find a home in England – I design to fix myself this autumn –
Dear Tom God bless you!
Monday. 28 June. 1802.