Lot 789: Pitt William



2015-07-10 15:43:28

Lot 789: Pitt William: (1708-1778) The Elder. British Prime Minister 1766-68. L.S., W. Pitt, One Page, Folio, Whitehall, 2Nd January 1761, To The Earl Of Pembroke. Pitt Informs His Correspondent That He Has 'Laid Before The King The Name Of Mr. John Durnford Of Burbage, Proposed By Your Lordship To Be An Ensign In The Militia For The County Of Wilts' And Is Pleased To Inform The Earl That 'His Majesty Does Not Disapprove Of The Said Gentleman'. Some Light Age Wear To The Folds And Edges, Vg Henry Herbert (1734-1794) 10Th Earl Of Pembroke, 7Th Earl Of Montgomery. British Major General Who Participated In The Seven Years' War. In 1761, The Same Year As The Present Letter, Pembroke Wrote The British Army'S Manual On Riding, Military Equitation: Or, A Method Of Breaking Horses, And Teaching Soldiers To Ride, The Methods Contained In The Manual Being Adopted Throughout The British Cavalry. Pitt Was Secretary Of State For The Southern Department (1757-61) And Member Of Parliament For Bath (1757-66) At The Time Of The Present Letter. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £200 - 300
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