2805. Robert Southey to [Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales], 4 June 1816
2805. Robert Southey to [Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales], 4 June 1816*
The Office to which your Royal Father has been graciously pleased to appoint me, allows me the privilege of addressing your Royal Highness at this auspicious time. It has been my earnest endeavour to produce something on so happy an occasion which should evince a due sense of the honour conferred upon me in that office,  and prove hereafter as well as now the sincerity perfect respect with which
Your Royal Highnesses
and most devoted Servant
4 June 1816.
* MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett.
c. 25. TR; 1p.
Note on MS: the letter exists in a copy in another hand, probably Grosvenor Charles Bedford’s. BACK