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Letter from William Wilberforce to Sir Thomas Lawrence, dated 26 July 1828, arranging to sit for his portrait.
since his death, I perceive that no perceptible progress has been made since that conversation; and that the face only is finished, even if that be complete.
Highwood Hill, Middlesex
Saturday 26th July 1828
My dear Sir Thos
It has not arisen in any degree from my undervaluing the obliging manner in which you have given me a large Share of that time for which I know you have always more applications (illegible) you can satisfy that I have not ere now endeavoured to settle with you for another Sitting. But I have never been in London - I will go to Town (illegible) on Monday next