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Prince of Wales's Finances.- Pitt (William) Autograph
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Prince of Wales's Finances.- Pitt the Younger (William, statesman, 1759-1806) Autograph Letter signed "W Pitt" to Lord Southampton, head of the Prince of Wales's Household, 2pp. with conjugate blank, sm. 4to, Downing Street, 29th April 1787, a carefully couched letter, referring to an explanation from the Prince of Wales "on a Point on which I was Personally anxious not to be misunderstood, and had some reason to apprehend that the meaning of what I had said had been misinterpreted. I had nothing in command from His Majesty. Consequently having nothing to advance or to mention to His Royal Highness in a Ministerial Capacity. I should not feel myself justified in presuming to trespass Personally on His Royal Highness in whatever manner is likely to be most agreeable to Him"; and 3 other letters, comprising: 3 autograph copies or drafts of letters by George, Prince of Wales (the future George IV), (1). Autograph copy, referring to "some expressions that I understand have dropt from several of your Friend, not that I harbour the smallest doubt of yr honour but I think that some sort of an explanation upon yr score is absolutely necessary...", 4th May 1787; (2) Letter third person to William Pitt from Carlton House, stating that the Prince of Wales will be pleased to receive him the following day, 6th May 1787 [not published]; (3) Autograph draft letter, with corrections, third person, to William Pitt, concerning the Prince's accounts, Carlton House, 10th May 1787, folds, browned (4).
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Prince of Wales's Finances.- Pitt (William) Autograph

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Dec 06, 2017
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0061: Prince of Wales's Finances.- Pitt (William) Autograph

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Est. £300 - £500Starting Price £200
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Dec 06, 2017 5:30 AM EST
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Prince of Wales's Finances.- Pitt the Younger (William, statesman, 1759-1806) Autograph Letter signed "W Pitt" to Lord Southampton, head of the Prince of Wales's Household, 2pp. with conjugate blank, sm. 4to, Downing Street, 29th April 1787, a carefully couched letter, referring to an explanation from the Prince of Wales "on a Point on which I was Personally anxious not to be misunderstood, and had some reason to apprehend that the meaning of what I had said had been misinterpreted. I had nothing in command from His Majesty. Consequently having nothing to advance or to mention to His Royal Highness in a Ministerial Capacity. I should not feel myself justified in presuming to trespass Personally on His Royal Highness in whatever manner is likely to be most agreeable to Him"; and 3 other letters, comprising: 3 autograph copies or drafts of letters by George, Prince of Wales (the future George IV), (1). Autograph copy, referring to "some expressions that I understand have dropt from several of your Friend, not that I harbour the smallest doubt of yr honour but I think that some sort of an explanation upon yr score is absolutely necessary...", 4th May 1787; (2) Letter third person to William Pitt from Carlton House, stating that the Prince of Wales will be pleased to receive him the following day, 6th May 1787 [not published]; (3) Autograph draft letter, with corrections, third person, to William Pitt, concerning the Prince's accounts, Carlton House, 10th May 1787, folds, browned (4).

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