3127. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 25 April 1818

3127. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 25 April 1818⁠* 

My dear R.

The inclosed goes cruising in quest of papers which Coxe [1]  says he possesses concerning the Jesuits in S America. If they are forthcoming so much the better; if not I shall have done my devoir in enquiring for them. I am making great progress, – & being fairly half thro the volume, feel like a horse returning from a long journey when he gets into a known road, & pricks forward at the thought of his own stable.


25 April. 1818


* MS: Huntington Library, RS 342. ALS; 1p.
Unpublished. BACK

[1] See Southey to William Coxe, 25 April 1818, Letter 3126. In History of Brazil, 3 vols (London, 1810–1819), III, pp. vi–vii, Southey thanked Coxe for the communication of diplomatic correspondence. BACK

People mentioned

Coxe, William (1748–1828) (mentioned 1 time)