1943. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 August 
1943. Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 4 August  *
Bristol. 58. College Street. Aug 4.
My dear Wynn
We shall leave this place on Monday the 12, & reach you either the 21 or 22d. Between this & the 12th there will be time for me to learn whether the probable death of the King  would take you to London, – for after I leave Bristol I shall be in the land of cross posts. – Our movements are to Lanthony, – to Ludlow, – then to Sir E. Littletons, – an awkward deviation from the straight line, – & then to you. A letter on the way would probably miss me, – but you can let me know what your intentions are, & then if we hear of the Kings demise on the way we can shape our course accordingly.
I received a note from Croker today, containing the welcome news of my brothers promotion, – obtained thro the various links of Grosvenor, – Herries, & Perceval.  Whether he will ever get a ship is very doubtful. He is at this time I suppose on his way home, & I dare say he will turn farmer, for which he has sufficient inclination, & the best opportunities in the world. I cannot express to you the pleasure this promotion has given me. While he remains on shore it gives him rank & an addition to his half pay, which little as it is is of importance to a man whose all is but little, – & if he ever gets employed, xx it will be with a fair prospect of making a fortune.
I long to be at home & at work. – the edition of Kehama is sold. 
God bless you
* Address: To/ C W Williams Wynn Esqr M.P./ Llangedwin/
Postmark: [partial] BRISTOL/ 5 AU/ 1811/ 12
MS: National Library of Wales, MS 4812D. ALS; 3p.
 The health of George III (1738–1820; King of the United Kingdom 1760–1820; DNB) had deteriorated rapidly and since October 1810 he had been incapable of conducting public business. BACK
 See Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 19 July 1811 (Letter 1940), and Southey to Herbert Hill, 12 May 1811 (Letter 1921). BACK