You know I was uncertain whether to go to Hamburgh, or first to Holland: & should have probably done the latter had Worsley<1> been with me. I have this morning seen Lodge, who is going tomorrow to Rotterdam, & has persuaded me (with very little persuasion) to accompany him. He returns in a week, when I shall proceed to Hamburgh if I can get a conveyance from Amsterdam; I have therefore thot it best to keep yr money, as I have the prospect of executing (tho’ a little later) your commission. –
Most truly Yrs
UU Club <2>
Friday Afternoon 20.
W. H. F. Talbot Esqre
1. Rev Thomas Worsley (1797–1885), theologian & Master of Downing College, Cambridge.
2. United University Club, founded in 1821, on Suffolk St in London. It accepted 500 members each from Oxford and Cambridge.