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Madeline House, Graham Storey, and Kathleen Mary Tillotson (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 3: 1842–1843

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pg 462To T. J. THOMPSON, 10 MARCH 1843

MS Huntington Library.

Devonshire Terrace. | Tenth March 1843

My Dear Thompson.

When you said t'other day that you had forgotten how much you gave to the Macready Testimonial, I told you I thought it was five guineas. Now, how I got that idea into my mind, I don't know—perhaps I had a confused remembrance of your giving that sum to the Minor Theatrical Fund1—but however that may be, I think it right to tell you that I have looked at the Subscription List, and find you didn't give anything!

Will you like to remedy this defect, and taking up the stone you have laid down in the infernal pavement, replace it with precious metal? You can tell me on Sunday.

  •                                            Always Faithfully Yours
  • T. J. Thompson Esquire                              Charles Dickens

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Editor’s Note
1 The General Theatrical Fund, as distinct from the special funds for Drury Lane and Covent Garden.
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