It is astonishing that Moses had so bad an opinion of his attempt to draw the
head of Mr Pitt, that he would not charge it to you.
& yet it has turned out a most fortuitous likeness. It was copied from Sherwins'
print: how far that puppy will like the
copying ^engraving it, I know not: but I
wish you could execute yr design.
old Colonel Lutterel Grandfather to the present Ld ------ ^Irnham1
married a Jones of Halkin who had been his servant. from them sprang miss Lutterel, afterwards widow Horton, now Dutchess of Cumberland.
I shd have said first, from her was likewise descended Lord Irnham since Earl of ----- ^Carhampton2
I do not know where. Hence the Ducal & Baronial (now
Earl's) coronets are pendent to the arms. The Jones’s are of a good welsh stock. their estate
& seat bought by Ld Grosvenour’s father.
You are alway striving to oblige me. thanks for the offer of the four apostles -
[...] Evangelical which I accept tho’ they are almost out of fashion.
Henry V. pawned his crown to carry on a glorious war with France.
yout youth, to support a party rebellious to his father;
& to squander on horses, wh–s & profligates. I will believe anything of his friend the
Edwards has wrote me an exculpatory Epistle. He offers me the Worsley's Wight
in green russia L. P. but a lesser one will do. since I wrote last I have reached Rye:
& my want increase. could you possibly get for me the published copies of Yeakel & Gardners
[...] maps of Sussex
I saw them often pasted on the walls of inns in that county. but cd not procure them. If a small p. copy of
wight falls in yr
way Be so good as to get it. I need not remind you of answers about the french heads
I sympathyze with you in respect to miss Bull the younger. my poor little boy instead of a chearful Holydays has been confined to his bed with the rheumatism: but thank Heav^n has been free from pain these two days.
I hope we may soon have opportunity to [?cong] ratulate each other on their perfect [...]
adieu Dear Sir
Yrs most truely
Downing January 9th - 90.