My dear Papa,
I am very glad that Johns visit to Mr Mushet has had the desired effect, & that you have recovered your damages though the amount was so small it was no use to let it remain unpaid. We have had very fine weather indeed here of late and splendid autumnal tints: but now they are beginning to get too brown & dull, today there was an easterly fog which made it much colder, but I was able to take a drive in the open carriage to pay a visit, but did not find it agreeable. Tomorrow we expect our Speddoch tenants to come & lunch with us I have not met the lady yet. You ask about the Capenoch party. It was very pretty and pleasant nicely got up only not quite enough people It is just the sort of party that I always wanted to have here only our house is not so suitable for that sort of thing We were all very tired & sleepy & stupid next day. I heard the other day that Charlie Edgcumbe was in the neighbourhood, but I cannot find out if that is really the case. The Duchess told me she expected him at Drumlanrig but he is not there yet as we were at the Chapel yesterday & did not see him If I knew where he was I would have written & asked him to come here We expect Noel & Emily Mundy soon, but she has not fixed a day for coming yet. The children send much love & kisses to Grandpapa.
your most affecte daughter
I hope Mama will soon move to Bath out of the damp