Letter on Behalf of Richard F. Burton

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Letter on Behalf of Richard F. Burton  (1856) 
by Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman

A letter introducing w:Richard F. Burton as a suitable marriage partner for w:Isabel Burton, despite not being a Catholic, written by Cardinal Wiseman. Extracted from The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

"London, June 28, 1856.

"Dear Sir,
"Allow me to introduce to you Captain Burton, the bearer of this note, who is employed by Government to make an expedition to Africa, at the head of a little band of adventurers. Captain Burton has been highly spoken of in the papers here; and I have been asked to give him this introduction to you as a Catholic officer.

"I am, dear Sir,
"Yours sincerely in Christ,
"N. Card. Wiseman.

"Colonel Hammerton," etc., etc., etc.