Charles Dickens

Graham Storey, Kathleen Mary Tillotson, and Nina Burgis (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 6: 1850–1852

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To FRANK STONE, 23 SEPTEMBER 1851*

MS Benoliel Collection. On mourning paper.

Broadstairs, Kent. | Tuesday Twenty Third September | 1851.

My Dear Stone.

Mr. Cardale (I take it) couldn't very well make duplicates of that document,2 without knowing, first, that we would sign it. I assume it to be quite sure that he will make one now for each of us with his signature attached. If he should not do so in a day or two, I shall have no hesitation whatever in asking him for that exchange. But I think it would have been sharp practice to assume that he was going to take any but the plain and usual business-course.

  • Ever affectionately
  •                             CD

O Heaven, such a morning!—The brightness of it!—

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Editor’s Note
2 The Agreement between Cardale, CD and Stone: see To Stone, 19 Sep.
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