Item No: cdc383201
Title: ALs to Mrs. John Leech
 pages + envelope.
Winterbourne, Sunday Night
Twenty Seventh September 1849.
My Dear Mrs. Leech.
I cannot help thinking that it would be better--and that it would be more comfortable for you--if Beard and I came and sat upon the little sofa in the sitting room until Morning. I wish you would think with me, and say YES. The probability is that Leech will fall into a sleep, and get infinitely better, but I don't like to think of you alone there,--and it would be an immense relief to me to be your friend at hand, as I ever am at heart. Let me beg you to think of this again--not for any need's sake (thank God) but for your own greater ease, and ours.
Ever Affectionately Yours
John waits for a word. CD.
Sunday Night Twenty Seventh [i.e. 23] September 1849
Rare Book Department
Cf. Pilgrim ed.
Leech, Ann Eaton
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Five, 1847-1849, p. 612.
Creation Place Note:Winterbourne
City/Town/Township:Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
DL L516a 1849-09-23
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author