William Hone to Rev. Robert Aspland, February, 1820

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William Hone to Rev. Robert Aspland, February, 1820.1-TEI-

Feb. 1820.
My Dear Sir,

You witnessed, I presume, Dr. Lindsey's appalling death. It is a loss to the nation, and I fear, a very great one at this time.

The Queen's affairs will miss his directing mind, when its real wisdom was most essential to her interests.

The Whigs are sad dogs—they engaged to get her £50,000 per ann. by private contributions; brought down a message in her name, refusing that annuity from Parliament; and now cannot agree among themselves to give her a shilling.

I am, My dear Sir,
Yours truly,
W Hone
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William Hone. Date: 2014-03-19