TM/1/1/23-letter from Thomas Manning, Paris, 16 February 1803

Letter from Thomas Manning to William Manning from Paris. He apologises for not writing sooner; he has had a peculiar state of mind, engaged in reading that he has replied to no letters including that of Madame Serrant. He has been skating which he finds good exercise. His friend [Giming Ram] has just arrived from Italy – he needs to see people so Thomas will give up his time as a duty not as a pleasure. Paris, politically, is quite quiet with a few people being sent away. He finds out his information from Tuthill. People in Paris have been ill with the gripe and when he called on a friend he met their physician who he had met on the Bury road and was glad to make their acquaintance again. He writes more about Madame de Serrant and how the death of Marquis de V has meant that her mother has taken up residence with her. Handwritten, 1 piece, 3 sides. Postmarked 16 February 1803