|Content Description||Concerns replica books sent by Ferdinando Ongania, and promises to make enquiries about a book, 'The Grand Tour' by Nugent. Also discusses a misunderstanding over his relationship with Mrs Pisani.|
Goes on to discuss social news including dining with the Bentincks, their daughter Venetia, and Lady Sykes' planned trip to Italy. Discusses the Bentinck family's political interests, including speculation about the possibility of William Lowther being opposed in the Westmorland election and George A.F. Cavendish-Bentinck being opposed at Whitehaven. Reports that Lord Lonsdale has given up trying to keep up the family interest and has gone to sea in his yacht; also reports that Lord Hardwicke is ruined and plans to sell the pictures and possessions from Wimpole.
Confirms that he did not see Marcello's name in the list of wounded, and thinks the Italians should cultivate the art of peace because they 'do not succeed in their war like aspirations'.
Ponders about a print of a granary, and confirms that he has some prints of that description at Badger Hall from W.H. Browne's 'grand tour'. Mentions a forthcoming trip to Italy he is planning to make, where he hopes to see the collections at San Donato and Bargello.