Charles Dickens

Kathleen Mary Tillotson, Madeline House, and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3: 1842–1843

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To GEORGE WATTERSTON,6 12 MARCH 1842*

MS Huntington Library.

Fuller's Hotel, Washington | Twelfth March 1842.

My Dear Sir

I am truly obliged to you for the interesting book7 you have been good enough pg 123to send me; and for the kind and gratifying expressions with which you have accompanied it. Accept my sincere thanks; and believe me, dear Sir

  •                                                   Faithfully Yours
  • George Watterston Esquire                              Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
6 George Watterston (1783–1854; DAB), of Scottish descent; novelist, librarian and journalist; editor of the Washington National Journal since 1830. Librarian of Congress 1815–29, when summarily displaced by President Jackson. Secretary of the Washington National Monument Society 1833 to his death. Besides novels, published numerous guide-books, biographical sketches and text-books.
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7 Probably Watterston's A Picture of Washington, Washington, 1840.
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