June 7th 1829
I received yours <1> at this place from which it might be supposed that I took some part in what is now going on here; but the fact is that I have long promised to shew Cambridge to my Wife <2> & that we accidentally found ourselves in the bustle of an Election. I really have little or no influence: & those few friends on whom my wishes might have some effect live at such a distance that I should think it unreasonable to press them much to make so long a Journey. I have great respect for Mr Cavendishs <3> character Talents & attainments though personally unknown to him. but I am so intimately known to most of Mr Bankes’s <4> near Connexions that my good wishes must be given to that gentleman I regret [illegible] I can not comply with yr request I am most truly yours
De Dunstanville [illegible]
1. Letter not located.
2. Harriet Lemon of Carclew, Cornwall.
4. Hon George Bankes (1787-1856), MP for nearly fifty years.