Internal ID: 1209 [see the .xml file]
Identifier: NLW 5500C, no. 140
Editors: Transcribed by Ffion Mair Jones; edited by Ffion Mair Jones; encoded by Vivien Williams. (2019)

Dear Sir

I remained at Bath above five weeks in daily [sic] of receiving news of yrs & miss Bulls welfare & your explanation of yr wants respecting the arctic Zoology which I should not have failed obeying to the best of my power. I fear you are not well when I consider your usual punctuality: I address myself to you in London imagining that you must have begun your town residence.

I returned home only last night thro perils of snow, very unusual at this early season. The Bath waters agreed with me; & I came back highly improved health: but not in spirits, having lost my daughter1 by matrimony in a manner I far from approve. I never resist the wishes of a Lady in love affairs: we may as well endeavour to stop a swarm of Bees with a pitchfork. may they be happy.

Mrs Pennant unites with me in every good wish to miss Bull & yourself. & remain with true regard

Dear Sir
Yr affect. friend

Tho. Pennant

Richard Bull Esqr | Stratton street Piccadilly | London

[Stamp (postmark)] B DE 5 9[...]
[Stamp (handstamp)] HOLYWELL

Editorial notes

1. Arabella married Edward Hanmer, a barrister-at-law, at Erbistock Parish Church on 20 November 1797. Evans, 'The life and work of Thomas Pennant', p. 72.

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