Letter of Benjamin Disraeli to John Murray, 18 September 1825

Disraeli hoped to enlist the help of Sir Walter Scott and his son-in-law, the writer and literary editor John Gibson Lockhart, for his proposed Tory newspaper. However, due to the sensitive and political nature of his proposals, Disraeli thought it wise to use codenames in his letter to Murray to protect people's identities.

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tomorrow, but as I will not take the chance
of meeting him the least tired I shall sleep at
Melrose and call on the following morning.
I shall of course accept his offer of staying
there. I shall call again at B's before my
departure tomorrow to see if there is any dispatch
from you — You will judge whether in
future it will be more expedient to send to
B. or to Mr L's. The first one will prevent the
franker suspecting the object of my visit — but
on the other hand will make your letters
come at least a day later — I shall give
B. my direction to forward in case you
send.


I shall continue to give you
advices of all my movements. You will
agree with me that I have at least not
lost any time, but that all things
have gone very well as yet.


There is of course no
danger in our communications of any-
-thing unfairly transpiring - but from the