HOWARD, Charles, Duke of Norfolk

Autograph letter written to R. Wilson of Lincolns Inn discussing various options for the forthcoming Parliamentary Election of 1806.


4to., single page, holograph, 17 lines (approx. 120 lines) written one side, laid into backing sheet but exposing verso address panel.


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Written when Norfolk was at the Treasury, this revealing letter exposes the attempts of Senior Ministers to influence election strategy: • . . the relinquishment of Ld Percy for Westminster surprises and grieves me. I wrote to the Duke expressing my wish he would stand alone’; •In Middx the little I can do there is promised Byng & Burdett. He ought not to sit for a Borough’. He hopes that Lord Andover will sit for Cricklade.