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Memoir of Francis Hodgson
Augusta Leigh to Francis Hodgson, 12 August 1816

Vol. 1 Contents
Chapter I.
Chapter II. 1794-1807.
Chapter III. 1807-1808.
Chapter IV. 1808.
Chapter V. 1808-1809.
Chapter VI. 1810.
Chapter VII. 1811.
Chapter VIII. 1811.
Chapter IX. 1811.
Chapter X. 1811-12.
Chapter XI. 1812.
Chapter XII. 1812-13.
Chapter XIII. 1813-14.
Vol. 2 Contents
Chapter XIV. 1815-16.
Chapter XV. 1816-18.
Chapter XVI. 1815-22.
Chapter XVII. 1820.
Chapter XVIII. 1824-27.
Chapter XIX. 1827-1830
Chapter XX. 1830-36.
Chapter XXI. 1837-40.
Chapter XXII. 1840-47.
Chapter XXIII. 1840-52.
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Chair Court, St. James’s Palace: August 12, 1816.

Dear Mr. H.,—I have a frank, and no time to write. What a trial of temper, particularly to a Byronic one! I must say, however, how very glad I was to receive the intelligence of your piece of good fortune, which followed me here, and I wished to say so immediately, but my time is very little at my own disposal in this land of confusion. I cannot tell you half my joy at this (your living),1 and I have lost no time in sending it to dear B., who is still near Geneva. Direct à Milord B., Poste Restante, à Genève en Suisse. I heard from him (date 29 July) well—at least he says nothing to the contrary—complains of the weather—has been visiting Madame de Staël, and so on. I’ve not a moment now to write comfortably, so will only beg you and Mrs. H. to accept my best congratulations, and good wishes and thanks for wishing to see me and mine in your new abode. I should be delighted

1 Hodgson had lately been presented to the living of Bakewell.

to visit you anywhere. Your visit to the dear Abbey interested me. I hear poor
Murray is in a very declining state.

Adieu, dear Mr. H. I came here a month ago for my Court duties, and shall perhaps remain in Town a week or two longer. Can I do anything for you or Mrs. H.? Pray command me if I can.

Ever very truly your obliged,
Aug. Leigh.