Autograph letter signed.
8vo. 1 p. on bifolium.
To Mrs. Oliver, regretting that his literary and political work prevents his accepting her invitation: "I much regret that I was unable to avail myself of your kind invitation, owing to a previous engagement, combined with some urgent literary and political work, and the difficulty of coming to you in time from such a long distance [...]".
On stationery with printed address.