My dear Henry
I send you the news as quickly as I receive it – no mention in this of Lady Elisabeth’s<1> return. –
Mrs King accepts with gratitude the proposal that her daughter should go with us – and I have written today to Lady Lansdowne<2> to tell her about it & asking her to recommend her in the mean time – I have told the children that you mean to take them to Belgium this summer – and they are very much pleased I have traced the route on the Map
1. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.
2. Louisa Emma Petty Fitzmaurice, née Fox Strangways, Marchioness of Lansdowne (1785-1851), wife of Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne; Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, 1837-1838; WHFT's aunt.