|Content Description||Confirms that he has not heard from Edwards. Returns Jessie's letter [not present] and feels unable to offer advice on the matter [possibly referring to the breakdown of the marriage of Jessica and Sir Tatton Sykes?]. |
Discusses his seat at the Whitehaven election and radical uprisings. Goes on to discuss the troubles in India. Compares conduct over India to the Whig reaction to the Peninsular War, and quotes Lord Byron's response to the Battle of Waterloo.
Gives news of the terrible weather, including the Tay Bridge disaster [collapse of the Tay Bridge resulting in the death of an entire train full of passengers, 28 Dec. 1879].
Pw M 332/2 is an envelope addressed to Sigr Rawdon Brown, Casa della Vida, Venezia.