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# - Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, DURING THE PERIOD WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO SECURE AN ARMY DISCHARGE AND SETTLE HIS DEBTS
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# - Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, DURING THE PERIOD WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO SECURE AN ARMY DISCHARGE AND SETTLE HIS DEBTS
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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# - Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, DURING THE PERIOD WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO SECURE AN ARMY DISCHARGE AND SETTLE HIS DEBTS

expressing relief and gratitude for George's help, enumerating his outstanding debts in Cambridge, and explaining the  circumstances by which he still needs another 23 shillings to pay for a month's board and washing which the Workhouse is threatening to present to the Army accounts but for which he was given to understand by the Mistress of the Workhouse there would be no charge

...I begg'd leave to pay her regularly as for my board - She would not hear of it - and told me I was extremely welcome...I accepted her offer, and spent my weekly stipend in the additional comforts, I so much wanted...

3 pages, 4to, address panel, postal marks, Henley, [27 February 1794], minor nicks at one edge, light foxing


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Literature

Published in the Collected Letters, ed. Griggs, I, 69-70 (No. 37).

Catalogue Note

Written after Coleridge's disastrous decision to enlist in the King's Light Dragoons on 2 December 1793, and when he was negotiating for a discharge. Unofficially facilitated  by George Coleridge's payment of 25 guineas, the discharge finally came through, on grounds of insanity, on 10 April 1794. Coleridge's outstanding debts at Cambridge had been among the original reasons for the poet's enlistment.

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