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105.: whishaw to ricardo2 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 6 Letters 1810-1815.
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whishaw to ricardo2
Lincolns Inn August 8, 1815
My dear Sir
I have to acknowledge your attention in acquainting me that you had succeeded in making a satisfactory arrangement for your Son’s domestic education;3 a circumstance, which it gave me great pleasure to hear, and which makes it unnecessary for me to prosecute some enquiries on the same subject, which I had set on foot, but which did not promise any very satisfactory result.
Mr Smyth is gone, some time since, into Cheshire; but when I write, I will acquaint him with your obliging communication and wish to see him at Gatcombe. If anything should lead him your way, I am sure he will make a point of calling on you.—With respect to myself I am vibrating, at present, between town and country, making occasional excursions to the latter, whilst I am detained here for the greater part of this month by business.— Last week I was to have gone to Malthus for a few days, but some circumstances prevented me; and I must endeavour to accomplish a visit to him before I quit London for my vacation. It was very ill-managed, as I told him, when he passed through London in his way from Bath, that he and Mrs Malthus did not contrive to see Gatcombe and your beautiful neighbourhood.
In the course of next month Mr Warburton and I hope to pay a visit at Easton Grey; and I trust we shall then pay our respects to you. I heard lately from the Smiths, who were then very well and much pleased with their Irish expedition. They were about to leave Dublin, and must at this time be in the South of Ireland, probably at Cork or Killarney.—Almost all our friends are dispersed. Mr Sharp is gone to Holland and the Netherlands, and ends his tour by a short stay at Paris. Mr A. Baring went last week with his family to Switzerland through Germany; it being considered unsafe to travel through the South of France.
With the assistance of Mr Warburton, I have written a short Memoir of the Life of poor Mr Tennant for insertion in Dr Thomson’s Scientific Journal. A few copies will be printed off for distribution among his friends;1 and I propose sending one to your house, together with some addenda to Park’s Journal, which I am putting together for a new Edition.2
I remain, with best Complts to Mrs Ricardo,
My dear Sir, Yrs most faithfully
[2 ]Addressed: ‘David Ricardo Esqr / Minchin hampton / (Gatcomb Park) / Gloucestershire.’
[3 ]See above, p. 240.
[1 ]Some Account of the late Smithson Tennant, Esq. F.R.S. Professor of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge, London, 1815, pp. 46 [reprinted from Thomson’s Annals of Philosophy]. Tennant had been killed in February 1815 near Boulogne by the collapse of a bridge over which he was riding.
[2 ]The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the year 1805, by Mungo Park, ‘to which is prefixed An Account of the Life of Mr. Park [Anon., by John Whishaw]’, London, Murray, 1815, 4° (Introduction dated 1 March 1815).—The Journal ... ‘Second Edition, Revised and Corrected, with Additions’, ib. 1815, 4° (Introduction dated 1 Aug.1815). The Addenda to the Account of the Life in the 2nd ed. were also printed separately, n.d., n.p. xxvii pp., 4°.