Dear Mr Whistler.
I met on Thursday last a friend, Mr Ellis, who I found had bn. a witness of the Drury Lane matter & was indignant at the misrepresentations of the Hawk and St. James's. He wrote on that day to the St James - copy inside - but the letter never appeared.
J. McNeill Whistler Esq.
The signature is crossed out and illegible; part of it might read 'Peters'.
5. Hawk and St. James's
The Hawk had published what JW considered a libel of Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more]. Excerpts from it were published in the St James's Gazette on 10 September 1890. See #09460, #13260, #13194, #13195 and #09461, which were published in 'Mr. Whistler and the St. James's Gazette', Sunday Times, 14 September 1890. An apology was printed in the St James's Gazette on 16 September 1890.
6. [? Peters?]
The signature has been thoroughly crossed out.