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257.: whishaw to ricardo1 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 7 Letters 1816-1818 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 7 Letters 1816-1818.
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whishaw to ricardo1
My dear Sir
I am sorry to hear from Mr Abercromby2 that you have any concern with Stafford, and am afraid from what he says that you have no certain prospect of a Seat in the next Parliament at the General Election which is now fast approaching. I have been out of town lately, which has prevented me from calling or enquiring after you. But I had understood from Mr Vizard3 that you had some prospect of Wooton Basset. I am afraid that my advice or suggestions, at present, can be of little use—but, if you think my opinion worth having on any of these occasions, I hope you will apply to me without scruple. I am so circumstanced to-day that it will be impossible for me to call on you; but I shall be at Mrs Weddle’s4 tomorrow, and will look in upon you in the evening
I remain Yrs most truly,
Lincolns Inn Wednesday May 27th. 5
I was at the E I College last week. All was very quiet, and the Vacation commences immediately—but the Malthus’s remain there till the 5th or 6th of next month, and then go into Surry.
[1 ]MS in R.P.
[2 ]James Abercromby (1776–1858), M.P. for Calne, afterwards Speaker of the House of Commons; created Baron Dunfermline in 1839.
[3 ]William Vizard, the Queen’s Solicitor during her trial in 1820.
[4 ]A ‘most agreeable old lady, sister to Lady Rockingham’ (Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, vol. i, p. 211).
[5 ]Omitted in MS. The General Election took place in June and July 1818.