Marshall, John William Phillips, Sir, 1785-1850, Letter from Sir John William Philips Marshall at Portsmouth, London to William Phillips Esq., Portsmouth, London (April 21, 1813)
Fountain, Portsmouth April 21st 1813
My dear Sir,
I had the pleasure this evening, of receiving letters from my friend Mrs.
Mrs. Taylor & George. I pray you will express my thanks to Mrs. Taylor & George for their
kind attention to me, to Mrs. Wilder I must write a few lines in return for her goodness. Though
I should be happy to hear from you, I do not regard your silence as unkind, as I
greatly suspect your solicitude to help me through my present difficulties, occupies
your time, & unavoidably deprives me of a pleasure which I cannot but regret.
I this morning received a letter form Mr. Barrow Secty directing me to correspond with
the Transport Board on the subject of my exchange as a prisoner of War, & shall you their Lordships letter on the subject. I therefore intend writing the Transport
Board by this Post.
I expect my luggage to be landed this afternoon. I shall leave every-
thing belonging to me in this town. Mr. Bixby the banker having offered me house room
for my trunks & c. I am induced to this measure, by the probability that when I again
go afloat; that I may have to Embark from here. From appearances of my
necessary delay in Portsmouth I much fear I shall not have the happiness of
seeing you and my Friends in town till Saturday. Pray give my most affectionate
regards to Mrs. Taylor, the Genl. my Revd Friend, & Mrs. P. George & Jane with my
best love for all the children, & kind remembrances to all Friends, I remain y dear
Sir, ever your very affectionate & grateful.
Jho. W. P. Marshall
William Phillips Esq.