Jeremy Bentham

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 4: October 1788 to December 1793

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Editor’s Note902From William Mainwaring29 May 1793

  • Hanover Square
  • Wednesday Evening
  • 29 May

My Dear Sir

I am very unlucky in my Engagements, tomorrow is the County Day (as we term it) at the Sessions for Middlesex which obliges me to dine at the Sessions House with the Magistrates. I would else with great pleasure have dined with you and should have been very happy to have met the party you mention—

  • I am Dear Sir                       
  • very sincerely yours             
  • W. Mainwaring           

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Editor’s Note
902.1 B.L. V: 389–90. Docketed: '1793 May 29 / Mainwaring Hanover Sqre / to / J.B. Q.S.P.'
Addressed: 'J. Bentham Esq. / Queen Square Place, Westr.'
Apparently a reply to a missing letter of invitation from Bentham. William Mainwaring (1735–1821) was m.p. for Middlesex, 1784–1802; he was chairman of Middlesex and Westminster quarter sessions, 1781–1816, and first prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, 1768–94. A Pittite, he spoke little on major political issues, but his interests included the Westminster police and the transportation of convicts.
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