Part f. 24r - Letter from Charles Green to P. N. Scott, 19 Aug. 1840, with a cutting from the Norwich Mercury, 22 Aug. 1840, containing a letter from Charles Green and a related note

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Crewe MS/8/f. 24r

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Letter from Charles Green to P. N. Scott, 19 Aug. 1840, with a cutting from the Norwich Mercury, 22 Aug. 1840, containing a letter from Charles Green and a related note

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  • 19 and 22 Aug. 1840 (Creation)

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Highgate Augt 19—1840

My dear Sir /

Having been Compelled to delay my visit to Norwich in Consiquence of the desperate state of the weather on Monday the day I ascended and having experienced a very rough landing owing to the extreem violence with which the wind raged on our nearing the earth. various reports are in Circulation respecting the Injury I sustained as such I feel anxious to acquaint you & my Friends in Norwich that altho I have received several severe Concustions[?] & Slight Bruises and am not alltogether free from their Consiquent pain I am not suffering near so much as I did from my lamenes I experienced when you accompanied me to see Hampton ascend and I have but little doubt I shall be sufficiently recovered to be with you within a week, Had my decent been ever so favorable the Balloon & Nett is in such a deplorable wet Condition from the heavy rains that fell during its Inflation that I could not possibly leave London till after a fine day or 2 enables me to dry it for if left in the state it is, it would soon be unfit for use again, I shall at all events endeavor to send the Balloon with its appendages & my portfolio of prints on aerostation (for your Inspection) by the Steamer which leaves London Bridge on Saturday evening or Come down with it by the one that Leaves on tuesday Next, I wrote a few lines to my friend Crowshay yesterday but fear too late for Post owing to my time having so much occupied by answering friendly enquiries with best respects to all who are so kind as to enquire after me

I remain
my dear Sir
Your[s] very truly
Chas Green

To P N Scott Esqr

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The spelling and punctuation are occasionally irregular.

† Sic.

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Pasted into Crewe MS 8 (f. 24r).

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