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425.: tooke to ricardo3 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 8 Letters 1819-June 1821 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 8 Letters 1819-1821.
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tooke to ricardo3
Russell sqre. Thursday morn: [19 April 1821]
My dear Sir
If you have got my evidence of Friday last4 printed, have the goodness to send it to me under cover and I will return it to you as soon as I have looked it over.
I sent back the minutes of my evidence of last Monday5 with many alterations altho still with many imperfections on their head:—the only alteration however upon the propriety of which there can be any question as doing any thing more than making sense of the answers, is the addition to my answer to the question relative to the connection between the harvest and the revenue:1 at the same time I think that addition so essential to my view of the question that I shall be much obliged to you if you will see to its being printed as part of my answers.
I was sorry not to meet you at dinner yesterday, but knowing before I went the importance of what was going forward in the house2 I did not expect you.—The institution of a society for promoting the knowledge of political economy was determined upon under tolerably favorable auspices; and you will in due time learn the particulars I presume from Col Torrens.3 —
Most truly Yrs
[3 ]MS in R.P.—For dating, see following footnotes.
[4 ]13 April 1821; see ‘Report from Committee on the Agriculture of the U.K.’ (Parliamentary Papers, vol. ix, 1821), pp. 287–94.
[5 ]9 April; see ib., pp. 233–40.
[1 ]The question and answer are not to be found in the published minutes of Tooke’s evidence.
[2 ]Lambton’s motion for the Reform of Parliament; lost in the House of Commons by a majority of 12 against it, on 18 April 1821.
[3 ]The preliminary meeting for the foundation of the Political Economy Club had been held on Wednesday, 18 April 1821, at the house of Swinton Holland, 13, Russell Square. Holland, Tooke, Torrens, Larpent, Norman, Mill, Mallet, Mushet and Cowell were present. It was decided to hold the first meeting of the Club on 30 April at the Freemasons’ Tavern; Mill was requested to prepare the draft Regulations, while Holland and Torrens were entrusted with the preparations for the meeting. (See Political Economy Club, Minutes of Proceedings, 1821–1882, London, 1882, p. 35.)