TO HIS EXCELLENCY CHARLES STUART
Foz [do Douro] near Oporto
26 September 1813
My Dear Sir,
Mr Tyndale a merchant of this town & who is on his return from England embarked in a vessel which sailed from Portsmouth on the 18th writes to his correspondent here from off Viana dated at one o’clock yesterday – that ‘Dantzic & Rostoc have fallen and Bonaparte is in Dresden surrounded by the Allied Forces.’ I give you this news such as I have just now received it. The wind is southerly & the arrival of a packet at Lisbon may be delayed.
I avail myself of this opportunity to mention that I had promised to the St Jago family of the Marquess of St. Estavao (brother in law to the Marquis of Campo Sampado) to write to you a letter of introduction. They passed through here a few days ago and it is probable are now arrived at Lisbon. They consist of the Marquis, his brother a captain in the Navy, his sister & two daughters of his. The three young ladies all recommend themselves & I shall only add that they are fond of dancing boleros & waltzes. I have the honor to remain dear Sir, faithfully yours N. Trant