April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO JOHN WODDERSPOON; 1 February 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490201-TC-JWOD-01; CL 23: 219


Chelsea, 1 feby 1849—

Dear Sir,

Your old Cromwell Document must go somewhere into the Third Edition. Would you have the goodness to compare this copy of it for me with the Original;1 and see whether among my guesses and observations you find anything to object to.

Edm ‘Leland’ (the undecipherable name), I have guessed (in the absence of all help, even of Rushworth for the present) to be Edm Bacon (Sir Edmond, a known Suffolk man2):—pray try whether it will not read so?

Further, is there on the Paper any mark, or evidence elsewhere, that it was addressed ‘To the Corporation of Ipswich’?3 In that form I cannot make satisfactory sense of it,—and guess that it must have been to the general Committee for Suffolk County,—the rather as I find that warnings went off, that day, from Cambridge, to ‘all Counties of the Association,’ to rendezvous with their Horse and Foot immediately:4—Oliver Cromwell, next week, rode with the Horse, and did memorable service with them, on Naseby Field!

And please do not forget to return the Paper.5

Yours very sincerely /

T. Carlyle