Tuesday 4 o’clock. –
I beg ten thousand pardons for my carelessness. I had written an answer but forgot to give it to be sent to you on Saty & have been out of Town ever since –
I am sorry I cannot accept yr invitation as I am always out of Town on Sunday – it being the only day I can see my family.
Believe me ever yours
D. M. Perceval<1>
W. H. F. Talbot Esqre
1. The initials are quite indistinct - D.M. seems the best reading, athough P.M. is possible.
2. Gentlemen’s apartments in Piccadilly where WHFT had rooms 1825–1827.