Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/124
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/124
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, page 157.
  • Dates of Creation
      2 Jun 1816

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From E. Ritchie in Paris, to Sally Wesley. She had a very pleasant journey from London via Dieppe and Rouen, where she stopped over fora couple of days. The scenery is so much more interesting than on the more direct route to Paris via Calais.

The French Minister of Police has consented to the 'enlargement' of Mr Smith, while Sir [Charles] Stuart the British Ambassador has arranged for the release of his papers. The affair does not reflect well on the French government.

The Abbe Gregoire send his regards. He is certainly a wonderful old man, excellent company and quite without prejudice. Ritchie will be happy to take Sally's letter for forwarding to Madame d'Amboise, and to forward Mrs Barnwell's correspondence. She can be contacted through the Foreign Office. She hopes that Sally will be able to visit Paris in the near future.