Jeremy Bentham

T. L. S. Sprigge (ed.), The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 1: 1752–76

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Editor’s Note183To Jeremiah Bentham13 September 1776 (Aet 28)Ripley Septr. 13th. 1776

Hond. Sir

The few lines you will now receive I write from Ripley. Breakfast is just over, and we have been inspecting the Venison. The general opinion is that it cannot possibly keep till Tuesday: at least that it will not be safe to venture. The Ladies desire me to mention this to you: they told me they had given you the option of Monday or Tuesday: for the reason above given they can only propose Monday to you. If I had not happen'd to call in this morning, they would themselves have written. I offer'd to save them the trouble. This afternoon they were to have sent the man over to Fetcham if I had not come.

It is proper I think that you should know, that in my long letter I said enough to Miss S. for her to conclude that that part of Mrs. B's conversation with my mother that concerned the fortune had come round to me.

My affectionate respects wait upon my Mother—love to all the boys—at the same time with this or before you will have received I suppose a letter which I sent yesterday—

  •        I am
  •                   Dear Sir
  •                       Yours most dutifully and affectionately
  •                          Jere:y Bentham

The Ladies desire their Compliments.

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Editor’s Note
183. 1 B.M. II: 62–63. Autograph. Docketed by Jeremiah Bentham: 'Son Jeremy Lr. dated Fetcham 13th Septr. 1776.'
Addressed: 'Jeremiah Bentham Esqr. / Queen Square Place / Westminster.' Postmark: '14 SE'. Stamped: 'riply'.
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