3476. Robert Southey to [Edmund Goodenough], 3 May 1820 *
Streatham. May 3. 1820
Your note of yesterday has reached me here. The letter to which it alludes I have not received, − otherwise it would have been answered immediately.
There is no probability of my being able to attend the Westminster Meeting of next year.  But as a personal attendance is not necessary, I cannot but feel it as an honour to have my name connected with the school in the manner you propose, & shall be much gratified by seeing it in the list of your Stewards.
I have the honour to be
Your obliged & obedient Servant
* MS: Morgan Library, MA 63. ALS;
Note on correspondent: Identified from the letter’s content, Southey’s response to an invitation to a meeting of ex-pupils of Westminster School.