Autograph Letter Signed ('Danl Terry') from the actor and playwright Daniel Terry to the Liverpool auctioneer Thomas Winstanley, attempting a reconciliation in their friendship, and referring to the London auctioneer Samuel Oxenham.

Daniel Terry (1789-1829), actor and playwright [Thomas Winstanley (1768-1845), Liverpool auctioneer, art dealer and connoisseur; Samuel Oxenham, auctioneer of Oxford Street, London]
Publication details: 
Undated [on paper watermarked 1820].
SKU: 11559

2pp., 12mo. 22 lines. Watermark: 'J GREEN | 1820'. Bifolium, with the reverse of the second leaf addressed by Terry to 'T Winstanley Esq'. Fair, on aged and lightly-creased paper, with closed tear to top half of fold. The letter begins: 'For God's sake - for the sake of auld lang syne - dine with me to-morrow.' He asks Winstanley to overlook his 'long silence & apparent neglect', it having been 'busy world [sic]' with them both since they last communicated. He assures him that he is 'the same as ever in affection & respect'. He invites Winstanley to 'a little family feast devoted to the forgetfulness of imaginary offences & the renewal of a long-broken but I trust, a deceased friendship [sic]'. His wife 'Bess' will 'rejoice to see' Winstanley, whom he urges: 'Do not hesitate - to come & forgive' In a postscript he asks Winstanley to 'come & shake hands' when he leaves 'Oxenhams' [Samuel Oxenham, Oxford Street auctioneer].