July 27.th 1836
My dear Sir
I owe you many thanks for civilities paid to more than one friend of mine who have visited Bonn: & I greatly regret that the want of a fixed habitation to which my circumstances, pecuniary  and domestic, reduce me, prevent me from offering similar civilities to any friend of yours.
I do not know whether you interest yourself enough in English History, to be  induced to read in that language the Life of Sir William Temple. But having an opportunity of sending a copy to Bonn, I take the liberty of requesting your acceptance of it. It is carried by my friend Mrs Wilson Patten, whose daughter  married my relative Sir John Yarde Buller, Member of Parliament for South Devonshire, – my fatherland. She is a very agreeable woman; I am not acquainted with the lady that accompanies her.
my dear Sir
very truly Yours