16 Walton Crescent. 15 July 1847.
My dear Sir,
I hope when you go to Scotland that you will keep your promise of coming to see me in Roxburgshire. My house (Kirklands of Ancrum) is three miles from Jedburgh and about ten from Melrose. The coach from Edinbr. to Jedburgh passes the Ancrum toll-bar within a mile of Kirklands. If you write me from Edinbr. telling me what day you will come, I shall send a phaeton to the toll-bar to bring you to our house; and if you come to us before going to Abbortford I shall go there with you and show you Sir Walter's favourite haunts. I shall hope to be in Roxburghshire in the End of next week. I am, My Dear Sir,
Yours very sincerely,
When you write to mein Scotland address to me
Kirklands of Ancrum, Ancrum.