Letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 13 July 1802

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Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He has been unwell for the last week but is leaving for a stay in Basle, Switzerland, before going to the south of France. He has letters of introduction to various people in Toulouse so will probably make his main stay there or in its neighbourhood. He writes he will never be happy until he is settled but has many things to do first. One of these is to penetrate to the interior of China - something which he deems difficult but not dangerous and will not be long term. He reassures his father that he will visit England before going to China and hopes to be able to recount his adventures in his father's parlour at Diss, on his return. Handwritten, 3 sides. Dated 13 July 1802

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