London. New Burlington Street, March 27, 1848.
My dear Friend,
Your letter of the 21st mst. reached me this morning. The death of the King of Denmark has been followed by such startling events all over the Continent, that that sad event has been almost lost sight of. y ou had, by your 10yaIty to that monarch, made us take a more than commotl interest ab out him and your anecdotes of him too!
I am happy to tell you all my family circ1e are well, and are delighted to look again on your well known hand. Yes, the interest with which we an follow you is not likely to be forgotten by your absence. They all desire their kindest remembrances to you. Some day, I hope to renew, by your return to us, some of the happy hours we enjoyed by your society.
The matter of business with Mr. Hambro shall be attended to forthwith.
As to the new book, in the present convulsed state of the world around us, it would be best not to publish here until the autumn - say October, for no ane looks at any thing but the newspapers, and Crowns are falling every day!
With heartiest good wishes for your health and personally, Believe me to be, Always, my dear friend,
Yours most sincerely,