3022. Robert Southey to Henry Herbert Southey, 5 September 1817*
My dear Harry
At present I have a strong appetite for getting on in good earnest with the Peninsular war;  the introductory chapter is before me, & as soon as this is ready I shall forthwith dispatch it to the press, having enough done in immediate sequence afterwards to keep the printers at work for two or three months. And when it is once set a going the wheels will roll on smoothly.
Love to Louisa –
God bless you
5 Sept. 1817
* Address: To/ Dr
Southey/ Queen Anne Street/ Cavendish Square/ London
Stamped: KESWICK/ 298
Postmark: E/ 8 SE 8/ 1817
Seal: red wax; arm raising aloft cross of Lorraine
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Don. d. 4. ALS; 2p.