Autograph letter signed.
4to. 1 page on bifolium. With autograph address verso.
To Edward Magrath, founder, member and secreatary of the Athenaeum Club in London concerning his subscription: "I have this day only received your letter of the 1st current; I was under the impression that an order similar to that I now inclose, had been left last year with the then secretary, but probably I was mistaken - if it should be found this may be destroyed - if not this will serve for my annual subscription [...]".
Previously in the collection of the English novelist Catherine Hutton (1756-1846), with a few biographical notes in her handwriting.
A strip of old mounting tape on verso. 2 small marginal tears.