Jeremy Bentham

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 7: January 1802 to December 1808

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Editor’s Note1757To Richard Brinsley Sheridanc.19 December 1802 (Aet 54)

Mr Bentham presents his Compliments to Mr Sheridan and by desire of Sir Charles Bunbury, begs the honour of his acceptance for a copy of an unpublished Letter to Ld Pelham. A 2d Letter is expected from the Printers by Tuesday.

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Editor’s Note
1757. 1 UC cxvi. 396. Autograph draft. No address or docket.
The draft is undated, but Bentham appears to have seen Bunbury on the morning of 19 December (see letter 1756) and the letter may have been written later that day. Above the draft are written the words 'Lord Auckland Lordship' (in pencil), and on a separate line 'Ld Mayor respects and Lordship' (the first three words in pen and the last two in pencil). Bentham evidently sent similar letters to Lord Auckland, the joint postmaster-general (on whom see Correspondence, vi. 125 n.), and to the lord mayor of London, Charles Price.
R. B. Sheridan (1751–1816), the dramatist and politician, was at this time MP for Stafford. There is no evidence of any previous correspondence between him and Bentham.
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