Febr 17 –
You will have received Sir Cs <2> letter at the moment I received yours Inshallah <3> I shall be with you Tuesday morning; You see the Turkish fatalists are right for before your invitation came it had clearly been written that I should have the pleasure of paying you a visit,
J. Fox Strangways
H Talbot Esqr
1. Abbotsbury, Dorset: home of William Thomas Horner Fox Strangways.
2. Probably Sir Charles Lemon (1784–1868), politician & scientist; WHFT’s uncle. His letter is not located.
3. God willing. JFS would have become familiar with this Muslim expression while in Turkey or Egypt 1824–1826/7.