To the Editor of the Times:
Dear Sir, -
I beg to acknowledge the consummate sense of opportunity displayed by the Editor of the Times, in his cunning production of a part of my letter.
Amazing! Mes compliments!
1. [3 December 1886]
This is a reply to the Times' letter of 1 December 1886 (#11409); a draft of JW's reply is written on the back of a letter from Ellen Melicent Sickert (1848-1914), née Cobden, writer [more], to JW, dated 2 December 1886 (#05421).
The original has not been located; this transcription is taken from Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, p. 201.