Draft letter from Thomas Manning to Edward Charles Donne (1777-1819) of Mattishall Hall, Norfolk. Manning writes about his new lodgings at Redbourn, St. Albans, Hertfordshire in which he and Mr Lee are residing with Mr Barford and the Misses Barford. He has been there a week but hasn't ventured beyond the walled garden. It writes his concerns for Donne's health but that he cannot visit at present due to the forthcoming killing of a pig - much mention is made of this pig and intermingles this with other news and comment including about the death or prospective death of the queen (Charlotte, wife of George III). Dated 18 October 1818. Handwritten 1 piece, 2 sides. Also has a later handwritten transcription 4 pieces, 4 sides.