Jeremy Bentham

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 5: January 1794 to December 1797

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Editor’s Note1165To Charles Long19 August 1796 (Aet 48)

Q.S.P. 19 Aug. 1796

Mr Bentham presents his respects to Mr Long, and earnestly begs the inclosed2 may, if necessary, be submitted to Mr Pitt. It contains the substance of the Letters, with some additions.

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Editor’s Note
1165. 1 B.L. VI: 258–9. Autograph copy. Docketed: '1796 Aug. 19 and 21 / Panopt. / Copies / J.B. Q.S.P. / to / Long Treasury / and / R. Hon. H. Dundas Parlt Street / Hanging Wood / Left for Mr Long 20th /—Dundas 21st.'
The docket covers both letters 1165 and 1166 below.
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2 Perhaps the Memorandum, dated 18 August 1796, and headed: 'reasons in favour of the spot near Woolwich, as a site for the penitentiary house' (printed in Bowring, xi, 114–15). It concludes: 'A fit site, obtainable for such a purpose, without a dissentient voice, is the site of the Golden Tree and the Singing Water: and after a three years' consideration, I beg to be excused from searching for it.—J.B.'
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