Cotta writing from Hanover. At her married sister's home. Was sorry to hear through the Martineaus that she was to lose her job because the College was having to close through lack of funds. Describes the country delights that they were enjoying. She has plenty to read sent her by a kind friend, librarian to the king. Was amused with the three different accounts she received of the Newnham Festivities. Mentions that she might have got the Principalship of the Victoria Lyceum had she pushed her claims but she disliked the idea.