Samuel Shepherd to William Hone, 27 November, 1817

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Samuel Shepherd to William Hone, 27 November, 1817.1-TEI-


I did not receive your letter and the enclosures till my return to town or I should have earlier acknowledged the Receipt; I have not heard it suggested that you have any connection with the republication of this work, nor have any reason to doubt your assertions upon the subject;2 I am obliged to you for the communications you have made.

I am,
Your obliged & ob'd't Servant
S. Shepherd
Serjeants Inn

[Addressed to:] Mr. Hone, 67 Old Bailey

British Library, Add. MS 40120, ff. 74-75. [return]
In his earlier communications to Shepherd (e.g. the letter of 23 November), Hone expressed surprise that the legal proceedings against him were going forward, and he wondered if the pirated editions (published by Richard Carlile and others) of the allegedly libellous parodies had been mistakenly attributed to himself.[return]
Samuel Shepherd. Date: 2014-03-12