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Author Name:    Duke of Kent

Title:   Letter written in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Prince Edward, Duke of Kent to Major Thomas Charleton in St. John's Newfoundland.

Publisher:    1797, 

Seller ID:   103719

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 Sir I do myself the pleasure of acknowledging your letter of 21st M ay, enclosing the Monthly Returns of the Royal Artillery up to the 1st of that month, received on the 10th ditto. also your letter of 25th June by thehands of M. General Ogilvie, which together with that of the 7th July by the Surprise Frigate, arrived here the 15th Inst. I am infinitely oblidged by your promises of assistance to any recruiting party I may send to Newfoundland It is [my] -------------- my intention at present to order one there sometime in the month of September as we are upwards of thirty men short of compliment. With respect to 2d gunner Thos. Hughes of your company, the explanation you give of the circum- stance is perfectly satisfactory, & I am of opinion that unless you should receive from the Master General an account of His Majesty having been pleased to pardon him, previous to the next man of war sailing for England it is your duty to apply for a passage for him by that occasion, & send him pursuant to his sentence, a prisoner tothe ]???]. I think your arrangement of the Command at [2] -------------- Placentia has been perfectly judicious as the more forces you can collect at St. John's, the beter it cetainly will be. I have nothing further to add but my thanks for the very elegant drawing you were so good as to send me, by the hands of Captain Prevost. I shall preserve it most carefully, & amextremely gratified by this specimen of your talents as a draughtsman. I r emain with sincere regard, your devoted & most humble servant Edward MajorCharlton Lieut. General [3] -------------- verso docket: His Royal Highn ess The Duke of Kent letter 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

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