3341. Robert Southey to William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, 2 August 1819*
August 2. 1819.
A long standing engagement takes me into Scotland next week, to visit the Caledonian Canal, with Mr Telford & Mr Rickman.  Both my companions being men of business, my absence will not be long, – & it will give me great pleasure to obey your Lordships summons should I return in time.
I am My Lord
with great respect
yr Lordships obliged & obedient Servt