8th Mo 5th 1842
My dear friend,
The name of the boy in whose favour I ventured to solicit the Bishop is London Buck a <card> now I have been unable to procure — nor will I trouble thee with more words on the subject than just to assure thee it is an extreme case & if not elected at the next election he will be superannuated.
Be so good as to inform the Bishop that, in compliance with his request & my own inclination, I went to see
his bust the evening before I quitted London — and I admired it much on the whole —
I think the mouth admirable I ventured to object to the nose- & the highly gifted artist said he thought of the nose as I did & was going to make a model of the nose itself in order to rectify the errors.
It looks older than the original but so must all busts of him look but the thoughtful expression is to me very satisfactory and I hope that to his family as a likeness & work of art it will be equally so-
I am to return home tomorrow – & sorry am I to leave this place which is more lovely just now than ever –
Very truly thine
P.S I hope the accounts from Wales continue satisfactorily.
Source: King and Pierce