A happy new year to you, & many of them, as my nurse said to me this morning when she had lit my fire.
On Tuesday after my return from Kensington, I mentioned your plan to Mr. Miller who is here. He said that there was a tradition about Apsley House which he related to me. I requested him to write it out for me, which he has done, and I now send it to you. He wrote it in a great hurry, while tea was preparing and he wishes that you will take only the hint of the story from him, and /make it out/ rewrite it with amplifications a la Leigh Hunt
Mr. Hargrave sends his best remembrances to you -says he has often dined at Coventry House -that the portrait of the
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