Charles Dickens

Graham Storey, Kathleen Mary Tillotson, and Angus Easson (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 7: 1853–1855

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I, 609.6.          To R. H. HORNE, [OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 1839]*

MS Private. Date: watermark 1839; signature points to Oct–Nov.

Doughty Street. | Tuesday Morning

My Dear Sir.

Pray assure the provisional committee that they are at perfect liberty to enlist my name among those of the approvers of their excellent object.1

I should have been happy to move the third resolution, were I not prevented by an unlucky engagement (not one of pleasure) which on so short a notice I am unable to postpone with decency.

  •                                    Always my Dear Sir | Very truly Yours
  • R. H. Horne Esqre.                                 Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
1 Possibly the "Private List", a fund being organized by Horne, Forster and Talfourd to assure Leigh Hunt a regular income of £3 a week; CD had subscribed five guineas to it in Jan 39. See Vol. i, p. 500 and n.
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