My dear H.
Giovanni <1> will tell you that it will be ½ past one tomorrow, & probably ½ past 2 before I can get your lascia passare <2>, & 3 therefore before it can be at the Porta San Giovanni – your carriage therefore had better not arrive till then – I send you 2 letters & the last Number of Gaglinani <3> Magazine to amuse you at your Inn –
We shall all be delighted to see you
W. H. F. Talbot Esqr
1. Giovanni Percij.
2. ‘Lasciapassàre’: pass, permit.
3. Galignani’s Messenger, a newspaper that had a wide circulation among English residents on the Continent.