The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851

The Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Miss J. 1834-1851

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Excerpt: ...first letter from the Duke of this year is dated Jan. the 16th, thanking me for mine of the 15th and on the 18th the Duke again writes--'I am much obliged to you for your letter of yesterday of which I acknowledge the receipt immediately with many thanks.' The Duke's next letter is dated the 20th of Jan. in which he writes--'You may rely upon it that I shall not misunderstand your communications and I am much obliged to you for the confidence reposed in me.' "The Duke's next letter is dated Jan. 30th, 1840, by the contents of which I presume that I had expressed a wish concerning my letters being confined to his perusal as he writes: 'You may rely upon what I tell you. Nobody sees your letters. They reach me as regularly as is possible considering the greatness of the transactions of the Post Office.' "Again in the Duke's next dated Jan. the 31st he writes 'You may rely on it your letters reach me in safety.' London, February 3, 1840. In the Morning. My dear Miss J., --I received on Saturday night the 1st Inst. Your Letter of the 31--Jan--; of which I acknowledge the receipt this Morning according to your Desire. I always write as you Desire. But you must not be surprized if a letter sealed with a seal bearing the Impression of a Coronet; received for you every day at the same place should occasion some curiosity. Nothing can be more innocent than those Letters or more praiseworthy than those, to which they are an answer. But the existence of such a correspondence is calculated to excite curiosity; and Inquiry. Believe me Ever Yours Most faithfully, Wellington . London, Feb. 5, 1840. 1/2 past eleven a.m. My dear Miss J., --I did not return from the House of Lords last night till Midnight; and did not receive Your Letter of yesterday till this Moment. You are quite right not to desire to see me. I refer you to what I wrote some time ago upon that Subject; on which there can be no alteration. Ever Yours Most faithfully. Wellington. "The Duke' more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123671640X
  • 9781236716408