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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 28 Feb 1806

Author(s): Campbell, Thomas

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Feby 28th 1806
Sydenham (?)

Dear Sir.


I very much regret that an in =
= disposition which though slight is not such
as will permitt me to make a journey to
town must prevent me from what would
be no small pleasure the forming of your
more intimate acquaintance by a friendly
meeting today —


I console myself however in my
absence from your agreeable party with the
idea that I was invited to it — I also feel
unfeigned pleasure at the prospect of seeing
you at any future time without the
reserve of unacquainted people — I am not a
little flattered at your expression of so much
good disposition in my behalf —


For our better acquaintance I shall think





much less ceremony than even that of
a batchelor's dinner necessary — I
shall approach you with an agreeable
consciousness of being the friend of our common
friend Ballyntine & such is my opinion
of that excellent man that I assure
you it would seem to be flattering you were
I to say all that I think of that [¿] who
seems to have so much of his esteem as you
possess —


I should bid you to see me at Sydenham if
it were not Winter — but in Summer I hope
you will not unfrequently see Sir

yours with great respect

Thos. Campbell






12 o'Clock

[¿]


Murray Esq
Book seller
32 Fleet Street
London

3


. FE.28 .
18[06] Nn.


1806 Feb. 28
Campbell Thos. Esqr
Complimentory

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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 28 Feb 1806

Document Information

Document ID 230
Title Letter from Campbell to Murray, 28 Feb 1806
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1806
Place of publication London
Wordcount 242

Author information: Campbell, Thomas

Author ID 54
Forenames Thomas
Surname Campbell
Gender Male
Year of birth 1777
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Author
Father's occupation Tobacco importer
Education University
Locations where resident Glasgow, Edinburgh