Samuel Johnson

The Letters of Samuel Johnson, with Mrs. Thrale's genuine letters to him, Vol. 2: 1775-1782; Letters 370-821.1

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569. W. 28 Jan. '78. Thomas Cadell.Address (Hill): To Mr. Cadell.Not traced.—Hill 1892.


If you should obtain what Mr. Davies tells me you design to ask, the office of Bookseller and Printer to the royal Academy, I take the liberty of requesting, and I request with great earnestness, that for any thing to be printed for the Academy, you will make use ⟨of⟩ Mr. Allen's press in Bolt court. Mr. Allen has hitherto done the work without payment, and having so long laboured only to his loss, it is reasonable that he should at last have some profit, at least some recompense.

Mr. Allen's business is not extensive, and he will be glad of work which greater Printers do not want, nor value, and if you continue him in the employment you will confer a great favour upon,

  • Sir, Your most humble servant,
  • Sam: Johnson.

Jan. 28, 1778.

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Editor’s Note
569.—C obtained the office. Whether he employed Allen I have not discovered.
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