Norfolk 1st Decr 1825
I am here looking after a mild air, and have had for eighteen days most unpleasant weather I ever knew, at this season.
If I have strength to lecture, I shall begin on the 1st Feby. I am tired of long inactivity, and had rather die in harness than in the stable.
I found a door to connect the chamber with the study in the Corinthian pavilion, absolutely necessary to any comfort, and hope the visitors will have no objection to one’s being opened.
I hope to be with my friends in Albemarle before christmas.
F. W. Gilmer
MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.