Mr. H. G. Adams.
1, Devonshire Terrace, York Gate, Regent’s Park,
Saturday, Jan. 18th, 1840.
The pressure of other engagements will, I am compelled to say, prevent me from contributing a paper to your new local magazine. But I beg you to set me down as a subscriber to it, and foremost among those whose best wishes are enlisted in your cause. It will afford me real pleasure to hear of your success, for I have many happy recollections connected with Kent, and am scarcely less interested in it than if I had been a Kentish man bred and born, and had resided in the county all my life.
Devonshire Terrace, Tuesday, 15th December, 1840.
My dear Thompson,
I have received a most flattering message from the head turnkey of the jail this morning, intimating that “there warn’t a genelman in all London he’d be gladder to show his babies to, than Muster Dickins, and let him come wenever he would to that shop he wos welcome.” But as the Governor (who is a very nice fellow and a gentleman) is not at home this morning, and furthermore as the morning itself has rather gone out of town in respect of its poetical allurements, I think we had best postpone our visit for a day or two.