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System Number: 00612
Date: [1/11 January 1887][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Theodore Child[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C113
Document Type: ALfS


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[...] will the thirty pieces of silver now hire it for the night, as they did in simpler times? -

If not - where will you go with your rope - that your bowels may come out within ken of the police - that while the cocks of Chelsea, whither you made your humble pilgrimage, still crow, something be done quickly - lest like 'Arry'[3], neglected by the Parish, you lie stinking many days!"

[butterfly signature]

J. McNeill Whistler.

[p. 2] HOGARTH CLUB.[4]
27, ALBEMARLE STREET.
W.


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Notes:

1.  [1/11 January 1887]
There are two drafts (this and #00610) of a letter that was published first in Truth, vol. 21, no. 524, 13 January 1887, p. 55. See #11015 for full annotation. This is a fragment (page 3) of the letter. A pencil line is drawn down the left margin.

2.  Theodore Child
Theodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more].

3.  'Arry'
Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more].

4.  HOGARTH CLUB.
The address is embossed.