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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844. Excerpt: ... which I hope I have in some degree merited, and which I wish them to continue, as some sort of proof that I have not been inactive in the performance of my duty. I am, with the, &c. Edm. Burke. CHARLES TOWNSHEND, ESQ., TO EDMUND BURKE, ESQ. London, November 20, 1771. Dear Sir, I am sorry to trouble you again upon a very disagreeable subject. I met a friend of mine the day before yesterday, who told me that our friend Fitzherbert had vindicated you from being the author of Junius's Letters, with great sincerity, but in so awkward a manner, that he rather increased than removed the suspicions of the company with whom he was conversing, that you were really the author. The person to whom his conversation was particularly addressed, observed that, according to Fitzherbert's account, as well as from the report which he had heard of your conference with the Bishop of Chester, and from the letter which you had written to his lordship, you had only offered strong reasons to prove that nobody ought to suspect you of being concerned in those papers; but that you had never positively declared in express terms, that you were neither directly nor indirectly engaged in the publication of Junius's Letters. The person who mentioned this to me seemed to be convinced that you were not the author; but said that this circumstance, supposing it to be true, made many of those with whom he had conversed doubt about the matter. He had heard, but he did not speak from authority, that Bishop Markham had expressed his surprise that you had not absolutely denied, in positive words, the authorship. I do not recollect the particular expressions in that letter which you showed to me, though the main purport of it seemed to convey to me an absolute denial. In your letter to me, you say ...
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Edmund Burke, III is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the editor of "Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History" by Marshall G.S. Hodgson (1993) and co-editor (with Ira Lapidus) of "Islam, Politics, and Social Movements" (California, 1988).
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