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William Wordsworth

Ernest De Selincourt, Alan G. Hill, and Mary Moorman (eds), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Vol. 3: The Middle Years: Part II: 1812–1820 (Second Revised Edition)

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  • MS. Lonsdale MSS., Record Office, The Castle, Carlisle.
  • Hitherto unpublished.

  • Rydale Mount
  • October 8 [1814]

My Lord,

I entirely concur with your Lordship in questioning the propriety of the mode of proceeding in Mr C's1 case. He has been returned from France some time, having stayed a month.

I was induced to send the transcript from recollection of a conversation with your Lordship on the subject of the slave trade; and because the facts mentioned came from a quarter that entitled them to regard. Towards the beginning of next month I hope to revisit Lowther Castle; in the meantime I have the honour to be

  • my Lord       
  • most faithfully yours     
  • Wm Wordsworth   

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Editor’s Note
1 i.e. Thomas Clarkson. See L. 328 above.
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