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Madeline House and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1: 1820–1839

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MS Huntington Library. Date: presumably not long before next; signature supports.

Mirror of Parliament Office | Thursday Night

Dear Sir.

As the lady who is the cause of my treating for the purchase of the House6 at all, is anxious to have the agreement in her name; as I am desirous of pg 37complying with her request, and as I presume Mr. Delmar1 on the circumstances being explained to him, cannot object to having a much better security than my own, for the purchase of the house, I shall feel much obliged by your having the Agreement altered to this effect—the alteration after all, is merely the Insertion of one name for another.

I need hardly say, as the other parties do not appear to be very much on the alert, that I shall feel very much indebted to you, if you will have the kindness to induce them to terminate the business one way or other as speedily as possible,—as while it is pending, I am prevented from looking out for any other bargain.

  •                                        Believe me
  •                                             Dear Sir
  •                                                   Yours truly
  • Charles Molloy Esqre.                                 Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
6 In Holywell Street (see next). CD may have been negotiating on behalf of his uncle J. H. Barrow: but nothing further has been discovered.
Editor’s Note
1 Probably either George Delmar (d.1856) or Baldock Delmar (?1800–50), solicitors, of 25 Norfolk Street, Strand.
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