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Autograph letter signed

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Autograph letter signed, three pages (on two adjoining sheets), 7,25 x 9,25 inch, 18.05.1804 (Caroline of Brunswick was Princess of Wales at that time), to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville* - warmly congratulating him on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty, written and signed in dark ink "Caroline" - with postscript in her hand, with browning to the edges, intersecting letter folds with splits at ends, and tape repair to horizontal fold (not affecting text) - in fine to good condition. In parts: "I am just informed that your Lordship has complied with His Majesty`s wishes & with the anxious solicitations of the nation by resuming one of the first situations in the Kingdom ... I feel myself quite proud to give a fair opportunity to your Lordship to reward the courage, fortitude & zeal of a British naval officer ... Capt. Macleod of the Sulphur had the command of the Stone expedition lately & I have no doubt, had not the change of administrations intervened he would have been promoted to the rank of post-captain ... I offer you a fair opportunity to prove that you have not ceased to be my friend ... [I hope] to have the pleasure of seeing your Lordship sooner than the birthday of our dear King..." * Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, (1742-1811) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of State for War and became, in 1806, the last person to be impeached in the United Kingdom, for misappropriation of public money. Although acquitted, he never held public office again. He is the only person accused of such a serious crime to then have a public statue erected honouring his memory.

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SKU 6032032
Profession Queen consort of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George IV from 29 January 1820 until her death in 1821 - she was the Princess of Wales from 1795 to 1820
Year of birth 1768
year of death 1821
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 7,25 x 9,25
Condition fine to good
Type of Autograph letters
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