Lot 857: Atkyns, Charlotte



2015-09-16 14:11:37

Lot 857: Atkyns Charlotte: (1757-1836) British Actress & Spy, Famous For Her Attempts To Rescue Members Of The Former Royal Family Of France, Including Marie Antoinette, From Imprisonment During The French Revolution. A.L.S., Charlotte Atkyns, One Page, 4To, N.P., 19Th September 1822, To Sir Charles Stuart ('Your Excellency'). Atkyns States That, With October Fast Approaching, She Wishes Her Correspondent To 'Press My Claim Upon The King Of France', Continuing 'I Am Persuaded That Your Excellency'S Protection Will Prevail And That His Majesty Will At Last Decide To Do Me Justice' And Further Adding 'I Live In A State Of Continual Agitation As Not Anything But Paying My Mortgages Can Prevent My Estate Being Sold, Trusting To The Interest That I Am Persuaded Your Excellency Feels In My Favour, I Beg Leave To Apologise For My Eternal Intrusion, The Nineteenth Of This Month Is Arrived, And Nothing Yet Decided'. Scarce. Some Extremely Minor, Light Age Wear, Vg. Charles Stuart (1779-1845) British Diplomat, Envoy Extraordinary And Minister Plenipotentiary To Portugal And Brazil 1810-14, British Ambassador To France 1815-24, 1828-30 And British Ambassador To Russia 1841-44. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £150-200
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