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Letter 21: Letter from Branwell Brontë to Joseph Bentley Leyland, January 1848 (BC MS 19c Brontë/02/01/21)

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106196 Dear Sir,I se …

Note: 106 Note: 196[?] Dear Sir,

I send you, herewith, two scrawls on
the beforehand page, which you had better burn the
moment you see them.

I was really far enough from well when I saw
you last week at Halifax, and if you should happen
shortly to see Mrs Sugden of the Talbot you would greatly
oblige me by telling her that I consider her conduct towards
me as most kind and motherly, and that if I did
anything, during temporary illness, to offend her I deeply regret
it, and beg her to take my regret as my apology till
I see her again; which, I trust will be erelong.

I was not intoxicated when I saw you last, Dear Sir, but
I was so much broken down and embittered in heart that it did
not need much extra stimulus to make me experience the fainting
fit I had, after you left, at the Talbot, and another, more
severe at the for Ms Crowthers in The Commercial Inn near
the North gate.

When you return me the manuscript volume which I
placed in your hands, will you (if you can easily lay your
hands on it) enclose that MS called "Caroline" - left with
you many months since - and which I should not care about
any more than about the volume - only I have no copies of either.

When I feel a little better than I do at present I will
write you a letter telling you more of my mind than I dare
at present do, and leaving you to notice it or destroy it
as you choose.

Wishing you all the happiness which the new year can bring,
I am, Dear Sir, yours most truly,
P.B. Brontë. ''Note: This page is blank ''

Later annotations in pencil in unknown hand in the top right corner. ‘80’

Note: 195[?] Note: 105
Figure 1. Patrick Reid "turned off", without his cap. 1848.
Figure 2. The rescue of the table punchbowl a scene in the Talbot.
''Note: This page is blank ''

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