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PEEL Robert - Autograph Letter Signed 1827 to Lord Fitzroy Somerset

  • £195.00

Robert PEEL (1788-1850)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Robert Peel”) to Lord Fitzroy Somerset, asking him to “read the enclosed” [not present].
1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, Whitehall, 14 May [1827]. 
A brief letter, with annotations on the verso of the blank leaf which give some hint of its meaning.
Pray have the goodness to read the enclosed.”
Annotations on the verso give the year as 1827, and a secretary has noted “Ans[were]d Misc Bk. 16 May 1828 / Vide Letter from Captn. Macpherson / Calcutta / 13 October 1827.”
It has not, so far, been possible to discover what the contents of Captain Macpherson’s letter or report revealed.


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