William Hone to J. Marshall, 27 September, 1815

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William Hone to J. Marshall [printer], 27 September, 1815.1-TEI-

55 Fleet Street

27 Sept. 1815

2As by your pamphlet you appear to be in possession of the Recorder's Charge to the Jury in the Trial of Elizabeth Fenning the copy which I have of it is incomplete & as I am very anxious to render my forthcoming pamphlet on her Case as perfect as possible I ---- shall feel myself under much obligation to you if you can favor me with a Copy of the Charge or intimate to me how I can procure a copy of it.

I am, Sir,
Your very obedt
Humble servt
W. H.

[postscript, an illegible name, perhaps "John _______"]

British Library, Add. MS 40120, ff. 45-46. [return]
The letter has many scratch-outs and inserts, most of which appear to be rhetorical as Hone strives to find the right tone. This is probably a draft of a delicate-to-write request to a fellow printer and potential competitor. At the time, Hone was preparing his Important Results pamphlet on the Fenning case. See also the biographical fragment on the Fenning case. [return]
William Hone. Date: 2012-07-03