Dear Henry Talbot
We are very pleased to hear your good news of Mathilda [sic], as it must be a very great source of pleasure to her; and also to you all that she is doing so well after the Birth of her Son: I did not know of the expectations though I concluded by Mrs Talbot’s remaining in Scotland there was some reason for her wishing to be near Mathilda – and also to Mrs Talbot, & & [sic] yr Daughters –
William has been rather looking for a letter from you, to tell him of all the curious Flowers that you met with on your Tour – We have only just come back from a round of visits in Wales, where the weather was not good – Now the summer has really begun, and all seem happy at the prospect of a fine Harvest –
We are staying here till the middle of Sepr when we go into Lincolnsh & probably take Markeaton in the way.
This week I am expecting my married Brother, I am most curious to see my Sister-in-Law, I hear she is very pretty, & in every way a great addition to our Family –
With Wm’s kind regards –
Believe me Yrs Truly