Add MSS 412 Box 6 File 2
My dear Miss O’Reilly
I returned to town yesterday & found your kind present at the Naval & Military. Many thanks for it & also for your kind thought of me. It is a very pretty almanac & will be most useful. I have been away from town for nearly five weeks, all spent in my own county, which I like better than any other place in England to live in. I wish I was the owner of a house & property, no matter how small, in Herefordshire though everyone accuses it of being the dullest county in England with nothing to do in it. My excuse is that I have seen less of it than others, & therefore appreciate it more. I must thank you now for the letter which you wrote me a little while ago if I could hear from you now & then, with your people’s sanction, I should like it so much. London seems much fuller now that Parliament has met but I cant say I like town. I am hoping to be off again. I heard from the “Warspite” the other day at Acapulco — they were still in ignorance as to when they were to be relieved, but I suppose the “Royal Arthur must be commissioned this month. Capt. Clarke late of the “Espiegle” was going as Flag Captain but he is not to have it now. Capt. Lambton I hear is kicking up a great rumpus about his court martial, with the assistance of Durham, & has lodged a protest at the Admiralty, I believe, but no-one seems to think he is doing the wise thing, & might as well leave it alone. Please remember me to
all of yours. I hope your father is well again.
& Believe me, Miss Kitty
Your sincere friend
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