Item No: cdc397901
Title: ALs to John Leech
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Thirteenth July 1849
My Dear Leech
No no no--dont come to Folkestone tomorrow--strike, but hear me.
I have only this moment heard, from some people here who have been there, that Folkestone won't do; that there is neither house room nor bathing. And the objections to the other little places near it we already know from Miss Coutts.
What I propose, therefore, is, that we start together from London a 9 on Sunday Morning, either for Weymouth in Dorsetshire, which I understand is a noble place--or for the Isle of Wight (which is on the same line) or for both--if need be. I will come up tomorrow by the Duchess of Kent boat, which leaves Ramsgate at 10. If I should find you waiting at London Bridge Wharf, we will go and dine somewhere together. If I should not find you there, I shall expect you at Devonshire Terrace in the evening, to arrange for our next morning's flight.
This will save a waste, both of time and money.
Friday Evening Thirteenth July 1849
Rare Book Department
Record created by BZ.
Leech, John, 1817-1864
Gift of Mrs. D. Jacques Benoliel, 12/6/54.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Five, 1847-1849, p. 572.
Creation Place Note:Broadstairs
DL L516j 1849-07-13
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author