My Dear Sir
A part of a volume has just appeared from the Geographical Society which contains an interesting memoir by Captain Burnes on the course of the Indus and other matters. As I think it will interest you I gladly seize an opportunity which presents itself of sending it to you. It will always give the pleasure to take advantage of any occasion by which I may bring myself to your recollection. I often regretted that my line of study did not lead me to profit by a more frequent intercourse with you during my stay at Bonn.
Captain Burnes is a young and enterprizing man, from whom much may be yet expected. He is a native of Montrose in Scotland, and is now on a visit to his family.
 When you and Mr Lassen have quite done with the volume, if you will give it to Charles Windischmann, he may have an opportunity of sending it to his brother Frederick, who very probably would be glad to see Burnes’s Memoir.
My time has been so incessantly occupied since I had the pleasure of seeing you, that it has been impossible for me to make any progress in my translation of the Essay on India. My wish to go on with it is in no way abated, and I have met with encouragement both from Sir Alexander Johnston and from Dr Rosen. I hope to recommence very soon, for now that the days are lengthening, I shall get a couple of hours before breakfast, without  encroaching on the time I must give to my official duties. – I leave London for Scotland in two days.
I have no political news to tell you; because our Ministers keep their secrets well, and the cork of their Cabinet bottle will not be drawn till the day after tomorrow, when Parliament meets. It is expected that Ministers will be very strong; the tories are not in good heart, and the radicals are very gloomey about their prospects; & thus the juste milieu is dominant.
We are to have a Church Reform, and a great change in our system of Poor Laws, one of the scourges of England. There will also be a great discussion of the Corn Laws.
The country is very quick every where, and trade and manufactures must therefore be in a good state. –
 In the No. of the Quarterly Review that has just came out, there is an amusing article about the Watering places of Nasssau. The book supposed to be reviewed is called „Bubbles from the Brunnen“ It is still in MS. The book is by Sir Francis Head, who wrote a clever account of his travels in South America, and the reviewer Lockhart, the Editor, was last summer at Ems & Schwalbach.
Dr Rosen has been in London about a month. He was not nearer Bonn than Düsseldorf on his way back from Detmold. He is very well, and his eyesight is somewhat better.
I beg to be kindly remembered to Mr Lassen –
I am My Dear Sir
Your’s very faithfully