Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Rising.

John Preston Neale
Publication details: 
Bennett Street Blackfriars | Sept. 19th. 1828.'
SKU: 4389

Architectural draughtsman (1780-1847). Three pages, quarto. Good, but heavily folded and with some loss to second leaf of bifoliate from breaking of red wax seal, the remains of which still adhere. Addressed, with postmarks, on verso of second leaf of bifoliate 'Robt. Rising Esq | Horsey. | To the Care of Robert Cory Junr Esq | Yarmouth'. Rising, of Horsey Hall, was a Norfolk landowner, and Cory (1776-1840) an antiquary. A long and interesting letter. He regrets that he has been unable to spend 'a few happy hours with you and of doing justice to the Chief Magistrate of that Gt. & exalted Town'. 'I am unexpectedly prevented owing to the Commissioners who are now sitting to investigate the business and affairs of this office [presumably the General Post Office, where Neale worked as a clerk] & they are so frequently calling upon the various officers for information that it would be exceedingly dangerous to leave town at present even for a Day.' 'I shall finish my work in two more Volumes when it is my intention to draw the whole of my affairs to a close, and retire upon the little I may have left, at this period I shall be able, if I please to, retire from my official situation when I shall be entitled to 9 - 12th. of my Income [^as Pension]'. 'My youth is not quite certain whether he enclosed the last No. 48 [of Neale's 'Views of the seats of noblemen and gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland] for you in the parcel sent on the first Inst. if he neglected to do so let me know immediately and it shall be sent with a Work I havve intended for you in 2 Vols. Portraits which I hope you will do me the honour to accept. Edwd. his Wife and Child are thank God quite well the young one is very healthy. had Edwd. gone to Yarmo. he had intended to have made interest to have preached two Sermons Morng & afternoon'. Signed 'J P Neale'.