Letter from Thomas Manning, Rajpur, India, 20 December 1810

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Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Rajpur. He is hoping to enter Tibet as a trader and has sent for goods from Calcutta. He is living with an Indian family and describes the earth floor and bamboo mat walls. He is pursuing trains of thought on language study but is yet unable to prove his pretensions. He writes his thoughts about language, man's deeds and religion. Handwritten, 2 sides. Dated 20 December 1810