Title:Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland.
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Duke of Kent. A Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton. in St. John's Newfoundland. Edward, Duke of Kent, (b. November 2, 1767 – d. January 23, 1820) was the fourth sonof King George III of the United Kingdom and the father of Queen Victoria. The letter is written on three pages on a sheet of foolscap folded. The pa per sheet has the watermark "GR. 1794". ------------ Halifax 22 July 1797 Dear SirI do myself the pleasure ofacknowledging your letter of 21st M ay,enclosing the Monthly Returns of theRoyal Artillery up to the 1st of thatmonth, received on the 10th ditto. alsoyour letter of 25th June by thehands of M. General Ogilvie, which togetherwith that of the 7th July by the Surprise Frigate, arrived here the 15th Inst.I am infinitely oblidged by your promisesof assistance to any recruiting party Imay send to Newfoundland It is[my]--------------my intention at present to order onethere sometime in the month of Septemberas we are upwards of thirty men shortof compliment. With respect to2d gunner Thos. Hughes of your company,the explanation you give of the circum-stance is perfectly satisfactory, & Iam of opinion that unless you shouldreceive from the Master General anaccount of His Majesty having beenpleased to pardon him, previous to the next man of war sailing for Englandit is your duty to apply for a passagefor him by that occasion, & send himpursuant to his sentence, a prisoner tothe ]???]. I think yourarrangement of the Command at-------------- Placentia has been perfectly judiciousas the more forces you can collect at St. John's, the beter it cetainly will be. I have nothing further toadd but my thanks for the veryelegant drawing you were so good asto send me, by the hands of CaptainPrevost. I shall preserve it mostcarefully, & amextremely gratified bythis specimen of your talents as adraughtsman.I r emain with sincere regard,your devoted& most humble servantEdwardMajorCharlton Lieut. General--------------verso docket:His Royal Highn essThe Duke of Kentletter 22 July 1797 ---------- Charleton had been in favour of pardoning Second gunner Thomas Hughes . The letter is is in very good condition with faint discolouration to the short sides of the foolscapsheet. 7,500.00