3136. Robert Southey to Humphrey Senhouse, 18 May 1818*
Keswick. 18 May. 1818.
My dear Senhouse
Will you have the goodness to discharge for me a matter of business at Maryport, of which I know not how else so conveniently to get rid. xxx
Morrison  empowered a certain Capt Robinson  to call on me & receive the balance of my rent, leaving in my hands 30£ for the payment of certain annuities due in September. This Capt Robinson instead of coming himself sent a stupid boy before I was up, – I sent back word I should be at home all the morning to receive Capt. R. & from that time have heard nothing more of him. May I request you to pay Morrison the balance for me & to obtain his receipt for it. The sum is £7–10. xxxxxx which I will reimburse when we see you on your return.
You will be glad to hear that the Books from Brussels  are arrived in London. This intelligence I received last night from the Grand Dormouse & when you reach town you will probably find your part of the cargo in his hands.
What delicious weather! It is as hot today as it was this day twelvemonths when we were at Versailles.
yrs very truly
* Address: To/ Humphrey Senhouse
Esqre/ Netherhall/ Maryport
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Seal: red wax, design illegible
Watermark: B.E. & S. BATH. 1814
MS: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, Robert Southey Papers A.S727. ALS; 2p.