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505.: ricardo to mill1 - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 9 Letters 1821-1823 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 9 Letters 1821-1823.
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ricardo to mill1
London 6th.. July 18222
My Dear Sir
There is no chance I think of Parliament being prorogued so early as the middle of this month, but my family have become impatient to commence their journey, and I have consented to take my departure with them on friday next.3 I receive your blessing with gratitude, and regret that it could not be given to me by yourself in person.
I will write to you as you request, but I much fear that all my observations in the form of a journal will be very uninteresting. I will try my hand in the mode you require, and shall then be better able to judge whether it will be wise and prudent to persevere.—
I hope you are enjoying yourself in the country.—I am glad that Mr. Holland succeeded in procuring for you admission to Mr. Hope’s grounds. I doubt not you will become acquainted with Mr. Hope—I am sure he will make an effort to become acquainted with you if he knows who, and what you are.—
I shall fully expect to hear from you sometimes while I am abroad—a letter from you will be a great treat to me when I shall be among the mountains of Switzerland.—
Mrs. Ricardo and my girls desire to be most kindly remembered.
Yrs. very truly
Shall you be able to do any thing for John my servant?
[1 ]Addressed: ‘James Mill Esqr / Dorking / Surry’. Franked by Ricardo ‘July Eight’ (replacing ‘Six’).
[2 ]Replaces ‘5th..’.
[3 ]12 July.