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System Number: 08766
Date: [27 March 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 4/42
Document Type: ALS[3]

'27 March 1879'

Dear Rose -

You see Herrman[4] has left this here this morning - or rather -Dod[5] -

There is not a moment to be lost - Cant you have in the warrant tonight or certainly tomorrow morning - for Weston[6] you know brought down your writ last Thursday night here - and served it upon me personally on Friday at the Doctors[7] - And all the other fellows get in their executions within the 8 days after service of writ -

You see then we could instantly get out the bill of [p. 2] sale -

Write a line -

County Court was in yesterday "Spong[8]" - took my last money and I am so afraid of another - or Morrison[9]. -

Ever Yrs

J. A. McN. Whistler

Thursday 27

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1.  [27 March 1879]
The date '27 March 1879' is written at the top of the sheet in another hand, and confirms JW's date of 'Thursday 27.'

2.  James Anderson Rose
James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more]. Rose was at this time involved in settling or postponing settlement of JW's numerous bills. JW petitioned to be declared bankrupt in January and was declared insolvent on 6 May 1879.

3.  ALS
'39' written in another hand in right margin, in a circle at bottom of p. 1. The legal documents kept by Rose on each case, including JW's bankruptcy, were numbered.

4.  Herrman
Louis Herrman (b. 1810 or 1811), of Gilby and Herrman, artists' suppliers, later a picture dealer [more].

5.  Dod
Dod and Longstaffe, lawyers representing Herman; see their letter to JW on 24 March 1879 (#08879)

6.  Weston
Robert Reginald Western (b. 1843), legal clerk to James Anderson Rose [more]. Rose's writ, claiming £261.10.1 for fees, was dated 20 March 1879 and served on 21 March (#08901).

7.  Doctors
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].

8.  Spong
George Mansfield Spong (b. 1846), ironmonger [more].

9.  Morrison
Hargrave Morrison (b. 1817), oil and colour merchant [more]. He was among JW's creditors, listed by the London Bankruptcy Court on 7 May 1879 (#11711).