Published by Balliol College University of Oxford. 4 December, 1823
2pp., 8vo. 29 lines of neatly-written text. In fair condition, on aged paper, with two 5 cm closed tears to leaf. Addressed to 'My dear Marshall'. He regrets that his letter should contain 'so truly painful an account of the state of your family & affairs in the West Indies', but was 'glad to receive it, since after my last communication I was at a loss, not seeing you in Oxford, to explain your silence - I hope at some future occasion, I shall see you again under my roof'. Regarding William Tierney Elton (d.1874) he writes that on referring to his 'list' he sees that 'Mr: Elton's name is entered for admission in some part of the year 1825', and it gives him 'real pleasure to hear so favourable a report of him, & I trust he will do credit to his Tutor & College'. He is sorry that he has 'no means of forwarding the views of your Nephew at Westminster', only having 'little acquaintance' with the Dean of Christ Church', who has 'many & strong applications' to deal with. He concludes with a reference to '[t]he admirable & invaluable member of our Society for whom you gave your last vote as Fellow of Balliol (), has within the short space of seven years, the option of vacant by the melancholy death of poor Rogers'. He concludes in the hope of seeing Marshall again 'within the walls of old Balliol'.