As we are quite by ourselves, Mrs Beilby Thompson <1> and I are much afraid that you will find this place very dull before the arrival of your family from Castle Howard <2> on Monday, but we shall be very happy to have the honor of receiving you on Saturday (to-morrow) & I will only add that we dine at ½ past six. I remain
Very truly yours
1. Caroline Thompson, née Neville.
2. The family seat in North Yorkshire of the Earls of Carlisle.