Teignmouth, Saturday Morn [March 21, 1818].
My dear Sirs — I had no idea of your getting on so fast — I thought of bringing my 4th Book to Town all in good time for you — especially after the late unfortunate chance.
I did not however for my own sake delay finishing the copy which was done a few days after my arrival here. I send it off to-day, and will tell you in a Postscript at what time to send for it from the Bull and Mouth or other Inn. You will find the Preface and dedication and the title Page as I should wish it to stand — for a Romance is a fine thing notwithstanding the circulating Libraries. My respects to Mrs. Hessey and to Percy Street.
Yours very sincerely
P.S.— I have been advised to send it to you — you may expect it on Monday — for I sent it by the Postman to Exeter at the same time with this Letter. Adieu!
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