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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 NoteEditor’s Note981To the Marquis of Lansdowne26 June 1794 (Aet 46)

June 26th 1794

On the | | 2 instant Mr Abbot3 saw Lord Wycombe on the road near Schaffhausen on foot, in very good health, in haste to pass the dog-days under an Italian sky. It was on the 12th day after his departure from England. Mr. Abbot and Mrs. Bentham were bending their course to Vienna, where it is supposed they are by this time.

Great gratitude at Q.S.P. for Lord L's kind offer about the proxy. The Bill out of danger, but the Bastille still hanging in the Air, for want of land to be set down upon. Col. B. out this fortnight first upon an iron-casting expedition to Sheffield—expected back in a day or two. His brother in an unintermitting fit of rage, plying Messrs P. and D.4 with letters a la Chinoise.

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981. 1 Lansdowne Mss. Autograph. No signature, docket or address.
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2 Blank in original.
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3 Probably Bentham's step-brother, John Farr Abbot, who was travelling abroad with his mother for his health; he returned to England in August and died on 22 September 1794 (Diary and Correspondence of Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester, 3 vols., 1861, vol. i, p. xvii; Gentleman's Magazine, liv, October 1794, p. 960).
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4 Pitt and Dundas.
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