TC TO EDWARD T. BLAKELY ; 1 January 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480101-TC-ETB-01; CL 22: 195
TC TO EDWARD T. BLAKELY
Chelsea, 1 jany, 1848—
I am sorry any person whatever should fancy I would put my name publicly or privately to a fiction, and giving it out as a fact, call the operation a good “joke.”1
Your first impression, which I think is more honourable to your sense of veracity, was the correct one; and will have to become the universal and final one. The thing I printed and put my name to is true; deliberately set forth as my record of a fact, and meant to be accepted by all the world as such.
I remain / Yours very truly