In this 1861 May 1 letter, Dickens mentions that "...the House of Commons likes these times, thinks them jaunty [...] and the Devil himself only knows what else." The envelope is enclosed inside the letter, and is addressed to his editor James Lowe.
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907; Shaw’s Folly; Letters
Aldrich is pulling his story, “Shaw’s Folly” because he thinks too much revision is required. Aldrich believes that Gilder criticized the story incorrectly, and that he did not say his real feelings about the story.
Perkins transcribes a letter from Bancroft to a congressman telling him that he approves of the congressman's work and wants him to visit Bancroft in Boston. The letter was written in 1855, Perkins thinks, but is not sure.