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London, Jan. 12. After leaving Stratford, I went, amid rain and gusts of wind beneath which ships were then sinking on the coast, to Birmingham. Here I saw Mrs. Tuckerman's brother-in-law,—Mr. Francis,—who treated me very kindly, though I was unable to stay to enjoy his attentions; Mr. Wills, William Wills, author of Essay on the Principles of Circumstantial Evidence, published in Feb., 1838. He died in 1860. author of the new book on Circumstantial Evidence; Scholefield, M. P., Joshua Scholefield, representing Birmingham. &c.: but my visit was quite hurried, as I was obliged by my engagements to hasten back to town. We have heard of the dreadful loss of the packets. I had written several letters, which were on board those ill-fated ships, and which will perhaps never reach their destination. To you I had written a very long letter,—partly dated, I think, from Milton Park, Letter not lost, ante, Vol. II. p. 31. and giving an account of my adventures in fox-hunting w<