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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 9 Apr 1807

Author(s): Campbell, Thomas

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9 April 1807 Sydenham

Dear Murray


I do assure you that none of your
present guests (not even excepting the Landlord!) will
more sincerely regret than I do the absence of that worthy
gentleman myself . from your expected & pleasant party —
But the unforeseen event being no less than a summons from
his majesty's deputies-Lieutenants to answer respecting my
free-will & consent to be draughted by the training act to serve
(should it please his majesty (God help him) in a regiment of the
line the absence of my company among the Deputy Lieutenants
might be attended with still more unpleasant consequences than
absenting myself from your party —


I hear that you are to have Scott whose address I have unfortunately
lost if he dine with you I shall be much obliged to you if you will
present my respects to him & tell him to remember Sydenham —


I wish I could have been among you — but you see what comes of the
training act —

Mrs Campbell joins me in best respects to Mrs Murray —

Believe me dear Murray truly yours

Thos Campbell





1807 April 9 — Sydenham
Campbell Thos.
Reason for not coming
to Dinner




FINE ART HIST. AND ARCH.
G.I.E.
1901
112
[i]


J. Murray Esqr
Bookseller
Fleet Street
London —

3


Two y Po[st]
. Unpaid .
Sydenham


12 o'Clock
. AP.10 .
1807 Nn.

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Letter from Campbell to Murray, 9 Apr 1807

Document Information

Document ID 235
Title Letter from Campbell to Murray, 9 Apr 1807
Year group 1800-1850
Genre Personal writing
Year of publication 1807
Wordcount 227

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