William Wordsworth

Alan G. Hill (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 8: A Supplement of New Letters (Revised Edition)

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  • MS. Mr. Sherman R. Emery. Hitherto unpublished.

[In M. W.'s hand]

London 2 April 1831.

Messrs A. G. Moryer and C°.


Mr Henderson4 H. M.'s Consul General recently from Bogota, has recommended your establishment to me, for the purpose of

pg 210effecting a purchase for me to the extent of Fifty Pounds in the Colombian 5 pr Cent domestic Stock;1 provided that can be done at the rate of from 1½ to 2 per Cent—and I should not wish you under any circumstances to exceed 2½ or 3 per cent.

Should you be able to make this purchase you will draw on Messrs Masterman and Co Bankers London for the Sum mentioned, giving me through Mr Henderson timely notice of your so doing.

[W. W. writes]

  • I remain Sirs        
  • your obedient Servant     
  • Wm Wordsworth  

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Editor’s Note
3 This letter follows LY pt. ii, L. 598, and was written from E. Q.'s lodgings at 12 Bryanston Street. Messrs. Moryer have not been further identified, and perhaps W. W. misspelt the name.
Editor’s Note
4 James Henderson, F.R.S. (?1783–1848), a native of Cumberland or Westmorland, travelled in South America and became Consul-General for Colombia. He wrote a history of Brazil (1822) and works on Spain and on commercial questions.
Editor’s Note
1 This investment is odd, in view of Joanna Hutchinson's 'sad' experience of Columbian Bonds (see Ls. 494 and 757).
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