Item No: cdc373501
Title: ALs to Benjamin Webster
GAD'S HILL PLACE,
HIGHAM BY ROCHESTER, KENT.
Friday Third August, 1860.
My Dear Webster.
I am really touched by your note received this morning, because I can see that it implies a kind of past doubt of our relations towards one another, and because I feel that our having quite accidentally fallen asunder of late, gives a sort of shadow of reality to what never existed--that is to say, any coldness between us.
Believe me, I expressed my wish to Mr. Lowe as to your being my co trustee in the Brough matter, just as I should have expressed a like wish at any moment since we were last together, if a like occasion had arisen. My reason being, that you are my friend, and I have great confidence in you, and that you ought to be at the head of anything good allied to your profession, simply because you are one of the most honorable and generous men belonging to it.
No do put on that black-velvet-Sunday-morning-Considering-Cap of yours, and consider when you can come down here and rest in the fresh air--say from Saturday till Monday--or from Sunday to Monday, if Saturday can't be done. Then I will write again and tell you where and how we will meet. And then we will go on meeting, please God!
Faithfully Yours ever
Benjamin Webster Esquire
Friday Third August, 1960
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Record created by BZ.
Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882
Sawyer 1964, Gratz Fund.
The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Edition, Volume Nine, pages 281-281.
City/Town/Township:Higham By Rochester, Kent
Creation Place Note:Gad's Hill Place
DL W391 1860-08-03
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 - Author