2778. Robert Southey to John Rickman, 3 May 1816 *
My dear R.
I work sedulously, walk regularly, & am as well as any man can be under so severe an affliction. 
It is time to remember the map & send it to Arrowsmith for completion.  This I will do speedily. Unluckily he has mislaid the last map which I sent [MS torn] thro you, of – a Portugueze Colonels map of his journey from Maranham to Rio Janeiro, publishd at that city;  – & he does not remember ever having received it, – a provoking piece of carelessness whereby I lose my map & he loses the advantage of a valuable document.
I write to hurry Pople, & mean to get out my second volume in eight or ten weeks, if no unforeseen evil should impede me.
3 May. 1816
* Address: John Rickman Esqre// St Stephens Court/ New Palace Yard/
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: FREE/ 6 MY 6/ 1816
Seal: black wax, with ‘S’, ‘In Labore Quies’ motto below
Endorsement: 3 May 1816
MS: Huntington Library, RS 279. ALS; 2p.