[this is written on the same sheet as a note from Horatia - see Doc. No: 03519]
My dear Henry
He is so much better that he wishes us to go to Lady Downshire’s <1> Ball to night, but I do not think we shall, because when One has been much agitated & alarmed one cannot tout d’un coup <2> raise one’s spirits to the ball pitch. Besides Horatia <3> has been so nervous & unhappy she should be sure not to look well.
You shall hear again tomorrow
June sixteen 1837 London C Lemon <4>
Henry Talbot Esqr
1. Maria Hill, née Windsor, Lady Downshire (1788–1845).
2. All at once.
3. Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810–1851), WHFT’s half-sister.
4. Sir Charles Lemon (1784–1868), politician & scientist; WHFT’s uncle.