|Internal ID:||1016 [see the .xml file]|
|Identifier:||NLW 5500C, no. 18|
|Editors:||Transcribed by Ffion Mair Jones; edited by Ffion Mair Jones; encoded by Vivien Williams. (2019)|
Downing April 14th 1782.
Far or near: in or out I never forget those I respect. convey therefore my condolences to Mr Storer, & notwithstanding I cannot give him again distinguished plates, I may contribute to his amusement in his private hours by making him partake of my labors: perhaps the heads of ^the next book may find a way to his study.
I will take care of the drawings of arms for the 1st vol. Tour in Wales. to prevent yr book from being too thick had we not best put two ^arms on a leaf with the figures of the pages neatly put on by the skilful hand of Moses?
There is no saying what expence will be incurred by ornamenting the journey to
London. I fear not half that of the Tour in Wales, for I cannot
get materials sufficient. Moses
thinks that with wife & family
(for there is lately a little Moses
produced) He should get his 7s a day and even by
that he will not get half that a London artist does. but his work will be considerably cheaper.
But you shall have no reason to quarrel with him. Please to tell your friend
that the arms He will charge 16d each. the large
drawings about 16s. the Book itself of which the
tCopies printed (twelve in all) only the price of the small
paper. all 12 are his perquisite, which I wish yr friends to understand.
my Paper the London Chronicle brings such a strange farrago of Politics as almost turn my head & stagger my belief. the demands of America in article 8. must be a blunder of the news writer; I hope.1 But the strangest account is the return of Lord North into ministry.2 If true what a proof of his integrity & abilities! I cannot but feel some anxiety till old England is secure: I hap^ly [sic] have amusements that serve to alleviate part of the trouble & drive away for a time gloomy thoughts.
I remain with truest regard
Y rs most faithfully