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    John Stuart Mill. Autograph Letter Signed. India House: 29 Sept. 1848. Four sides of a folded 9 x 7 inch sheet (228 × 175 mm.). Some browning to bottom edge, splitting to top half along fold, half-inch closed tear to bottom of fold and another quarter-inch closed tear to bottom edge (neither effecting text). Very good. The letter pertains to Mill's duties as an administrator in the East India Company.

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    Mill writes, "My Dear Sir, I return Capt. Taylor's letter with many thanks. You should work the India Board as hard as you can. If you know Waterfeld you may use my opinion in a manner which I could not with propriety do myself. Waterfeld always thinks for himself but if inclined in the manner we wish he may be strengthened by the opinion of another person conversant with the facts of the case. Whatever may be the cause that is working against Capt. Taylor, I am convinced Fraser has nothing to do with it. Fraser as far as I know has always written to [illegible] very much in his favour-but Fraser is a man who shrinks from responsibility. Capt. Taylor or rather his correspondant [sic] is quite in error if he supposes that the Nuzzerana business has done Capt. Taylor any harm. Fraser did not agree with them on that subject which the home authorities & Sir H. Harding did & do most strenuously. Yours truly. J.S. Mill."

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