Just ONE MORE Request? YOU Promised!

Dearest B – If you think there would have been some convenience in having Newstead sold before our marriage I wish it had been so, but as it must be a long business, and the settlements are adapted to that contingency, it really appears to me that the previous sale is of little importance compared with other considerations – but I feel that these pros & cons have been already too much discussed between us..

I have one request to make for myself.

If you conceive or feel there is any cause which can render you dissatisfied, or less satisfied with your intended return next week – that you will prefer it to all I have said in favour of that measure.

Your letters leave something for conjecture…

We shall have the more to talk of, and – if I don’t forget it all as usual in your presence, I have many things to ask and hear.

But it is useless to think of them before, so I will try to go to sleep…

Postscript:

Are you less confident that you were in the happiness of our marriage?

You will never deceive me – to that promise I trust, entirely and exclusively.

Seaham Hall (December 20 1814)

Sources Used:

Lord Byron’s Wife Malcolm Elwin (London: John Murray 1962)

"And So I Must Let People Say What They Will Of Me" ~ Lady Byron

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