Eliza Chestney


To the Editor of The Times

Sir, - Having been requested to receive two guineas in aid of the unfortunate though heroic Eliza Chestney, I was compelled to refuse the amount, not knowing to whom it should be forwarded.

As there is a very general sympathy abroad for the victims of the criminal Rush, I think those who are moving in their behalf should appoint a banker in London who would receive subscriptions, or if they have already done so, should make it public; the insertion of this in your influential paper will be of benefit to the poor girl, and perhaps obtain the desired effect.

I am, Sir, yours obediently,
A Newspaper Publisher


Ref: The Times, 23 April 1849, Page 8, Column e