6th Septr 1837
Previously to the receipt of your favor of yesterday’s date I had heard of the lamented death of my kind friend Admiral Feilding. <1>
I beg you to offer to Lady Elisabeth <2> my hearty condolence on the occasion of her bereavement, and I am, Sir,
Your most obedt Humble Servant
1. Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837), Royal Navy; WHFT’s step-father.
2. Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding, née Fox Strangways, first m Talbot (1773–1846), WHFT’s mother.