The Collected Letters, Volume 28


JWC TO [CUBITTS' BUILDER] ; 23 September 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530923-JWC-CB-01; CL 28: 276


[23? September 1853]

Dear Sir

I have desired the Carpenter to tell you something I should like done in the kitchen—not later than Monday—Your “last of the Bricklayers” having carried off my old servant I must have the place smart for the new one or she will tell me I “dont suit her”— There is also a humble suggestion about the stairs— There was no grate in warwick Court1 even remotely approximating to his2 Ideal So I proceeded to the Rotherham Foundry in Thames Street3—and was more successful— I chose one at 3 2 (or 4) shillings and they were to get the rear filed which would cost a little more If that come to more than it should of course Mr C will pay the difference

The grate would be ready on Saturday and you were to write if you wished it sent—or to send for it—I am off to Addiscombe and shall not be back till monday

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