<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Harriet de Salis to Mary Hamilton. She opens her letter by noting that she believes that Mr Huntley 'understands all the methods passed by the Humane Society'. She says that they tried to venture out to Leighton [Buzzard] yesterday, but the road was under water, 'and up to the knees of the coach horses. They said we might go it safe, and I daresay we might have done so, but I thought it more prudent to turn aback and come home'. She also discusses the announcement of peace with France: 'the directory have acceded to this, that the allies of both nations, shall be included in the negociation, which is to be at Lisle' [Lille]. Lord Malmesbury and others are to form an embassy.</p>
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