Letter from Thomas Manning, Toulouse, France, 28 October 1802

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Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Toulouse, France. He starts by saying he has received a letter from his father. He then tells of meeting Madame Serrant, daughter of the Marquis de Vaudrieuil, known from the American wars. He will escort Madame to her chateau in the Loire near Nantes, forgoing visiting Bordeaux, but pleased to travel with "a very pleasant woman, handsome apparently 25, but she says 32, of good family & princely connexions, & very sensible". He has also met a Mr Vaughan and they "pleased each other, & so our acquaintance commenced". He has found out the Mr Darby (who he met in Marseilles) is "a very Great Lyer". He writes that he has had no sport shooting having been out only 4 times with only a hound for a dog. Handwritten, 4 sides. Dated 28 October [1802]