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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W. W. to UNKNOWN CORRESPONDENT2

  • MS. Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University. Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydal Mount
  • 18 Septr—1848

My dear Sir,

Your Letter of acknowledgement was duly received; and I am much annoyed at the trouble which the non-appearance of the other ½ Note3 has occasioned, particularly as Mrs Wordsworth, who kindly undertakes these matters for me, has no distinct recollection of having forwarded it; but as it is not found in the place where She usually makes such deposits, She thinks She must have sent it to the Post-office. As you hold the half-note, perhaps it might not be inconvenient to you to get it replaced by a whole one, upon proper application to the Bank. I understand this may be done; otherwise please to return it, and I shall, through some other Friend endeavour to do so.

  • Believe me                 
  • dear Sir            
  • with much respect        
  • faithfully yours      
  • Wm Wordsworth  

pg 261After the above was written Mrs W. has found the Note, and she begs you would excuse the trouble given through the fault of her recollection.—

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Editor’s Note
2 This letter follows LY pt. iv, L. 2082.
Editor’s Note
3 i.e. banknote.
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