Three-page autograph letter signed by George Cruikshank dated March 31, 1874.  Cruikshank illustrated Sketches by Boz and Oliver Twist.  In this letter, Cruikshank declines an invitation extended to him, on account of his very busy schedule for speaking at upcoming temperance meetings.  Cruikshank writes: [I] do what I can to promote the Total Abstinence Cause.