TC TO [SAMUEL LANGLEY] ; 5 May 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590505-TC-SLA-01; CL 35: 86-88
TC TO [SAMUEL LANGLEY]
Chelsea, 5 May, 1859—
I find you have quarried honestly in that affair of George Second's Austrian-Succession War;1 and brought up a variety of curious things,—whh might be more valuable to many a one than they are to me, tho’ to me also they are not all without value.
I send you £3 whh you hint will be of value at present;2 I wish you to expend that new amount by labour on the thing,—continuing to Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle the end of it:3—that amount and no more. Being in extremity of haste, I can only note the following points for guidance of you:
1. First in any future Extracts to be so good as write only on one side of the Paper.
2. In regard to Dettingen & Fontenoy, to consult the Duke of Cumberland's Life4 (mentioned to you before), and to understand that everything there is already mine.
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Example of TC's marginalia on Historical Memoirs of His Late Royal Highness William-Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1767)
Courtesy of the National Library of Scotland
4. Any details about the Return of the Troops from the Netherlands (a horrid puddle of misery and mismanagement, as I understand) might be perhaps of use to me.8
And so I leave you to your own fidelity and good sense.
Yours truly /