Letter of proposal to Jane Kendall from J. L. Bennington, Junior, March 14, 1840. The letter is written on cream coloured paper that has been folded in half. The letter is two pages in length. On the back of the letter is the address of Jane Kendal along with a postage mark. Jane did not accept the proposal but married William Hoskin in 1840 and emigrated to Guelph, Ontario.
"Dearest Jane (If I May be so bold as to call you by that familiar name) I dare say you will think it strange that I should write after seeing so recently, the reason of my doing so is to tell you the state of my affection towards you ......Devoted J.L. Bennington Junr. , No.7 Camberwell Grove". At the bottom of th