This manuscript letter opens with Rigby explaining that he writes "more from habit than from having anything important to say".
Lengthy discussion regarding the exhibiting of Atkins' Panorama [depicting a model village] at St. Martins Hall follows, with Rigby stating he has never knew a "greater failure" and £200 will not cover the loss made. Rigby believes Atkins is far too "impulsive" to do justice to the subject.
Rigby writes Atkins has been having "many consultations" with [Pierre] Baume, who has offered him an estate and 40,000 pounds to commence an "Educational Colony" on the condition he has £100 a year and a room for himself allowed by the Trustees of the new establishment. Rigby expresses he has no faith in either Baume and his promises.