Lot 426: Canning George



2016-04-29 10:55:27

Lot 426

(1770-1827) British Prime Minister April - August 1827. A.L.S., Geo. Canning, one page, oblong 8vo, n.p., 12th July 1804, to an unidentified correspondent. Canning announces 'Let the Sister Louisa Bennet be paid the money due to her' although continues 'But in this, and in the former case of Thomas Smith, it would be right that a letter should be written to the Father, to whom the wages of the son supposed to be dead, have been paid wrongfully, to apprise him of the mistake; & to obtain from him an acknowledgement of so much money received on account for his son'. With blank integral leaf. One very small, minor stain to the upper edge, not affecting the text or signature. VG At the time of the present letter Canning was serving as Treasurer of the Navy, a post which he had begun on 10th May 1804, just a little over two months earlier. ]

Estimate: £100 - 150

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