Lot 465: Fox, Charles James



2015-09-16 14:07:22

Lot 465: Fox Charles James: (1749-1806) British Statesman, Secretary Of State For Foreign Affairs 1806. A.L.S., C. J. Fox, One Page, 4To, London, 19Th March 1785, To Macartney. Fox Writes, In Full, 'Duke Crewe Wishes Me Very Much To Have A Letter From Me To You. I Do It Because He Desires It Though I Am Perfectly Convinced That His Name Is Sufficient Not Only To Recommend Him To You, But To Make You Know How Much Interested I Am In His Behalf'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Vg George Macartney (1737-1806) 1St Earl Macartney. British Statesman, Colonial Administrator And Diplomat. Earl Macartney Was An Acquaintance Of Stephen Fox, Elder Brother Of Charles James Fox. The 'Duke Crewe' To Whom Fox Refers Is Likely To Be John Crewe (1742-1829) 1St Baron Crewe. Initially A Friend And Follower Of The Duke Of Grafton, Crewe Later Became A Particular Supporter Of Fox, Apparently Subsidising Him To The Tune Of £1200 A Year. After Fox'S Resignation From Office In 1782 Crewe Remained Loyal To His Friend, And In February 1784 Was On Fox'S List Of New Peers To Be Made Should He Return To Office As He Hoped. Fox Did Not Succeed In Returning To Power At That Point, But Eventually - Four Years After His Retirement From The Commons - Crewe Was Rewarded With The Desired Peerage When Fox Finally Returned To Office In 1806, Being Created Baron Crewe.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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