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Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of) Autograph
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Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of, army officer and prime minister, 1769-1852) Autograph Letter signed to [General Sir James Willoughby-Gordon], 2pp., 8vo, S[tratfield] Saye, 7th September 1827, referring to Lord Brougham's seeking political office and anticipates later events, when in 1830, having already being affronted by the offer of the office of attorney-general, he reluctantly accepted the position of lord chancellor, "... I am inclined to think that the King did say something civil in respect of Lord Holland, which was calculated to satisfy Lord Lansdowne. The political office offered to Brougham I believe was that of Chief Baron; and Peerage!! I don't understand that Brougham thinks his silk gown does him an injury. That which has been injurious to him has been the promotion of others of his Brethren at the Bar; which he wished to have postponed for a year. This postponement was to have given him the Lion's share of Mr Scarlett's business...", folds.

⁂ "In the political vacuum caused by Liverpool's stroke on 17 February 1827, Holland's Letter to the Rev. Dr. Shuttleworth argued the advantages of Catholic emancipation. Unlike Grey, Holland supported the administrations of Canning and Goderich. Those whigs in office were eager to have him in the cabinet. George IV disingenuously assured Lansdowne on 1 September that Holland should fill the first vacancy. On 11 December, a month before his resignation, Goderich himself proposed this to the king." - Oxford DNB.

(1). James Scarlett, first Baron Abinger (1769-1844), judge (2). Fox [afterwards Vassall], Henry Richard, third Baron Holland of Holland and third Baron Holland of Foxley (1773-1840), politician and man of letters.
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Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of) Autograph

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0054: Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of) Autograph

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Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of, army officer and prime minister, 1769-1852) Autograph Letter signed to [General Sir James Willoughby-Gordon], 2pp., 8vo, S[tratfield] Saye, 7th September 1827, referring to Lord Brougham's seeking political office and anticipates later events, when in 1830, having already being affronted by the offer of the office of attorney-general, he reluctantly accepted the position of lord chancellor, "... I am inclined to think that the King did say something civil in respect of Lord Holland, which was calculated to satisfy Lord Lansdowne. The political office offered to Brougham I believe was that of Chief Baron; and Peerage!! I don't understand that Brougham thinks his silk gown does him an injury. That which has been injurious to him has been the promotion of others of his Brethren at the Bar; which he wished to have postponed for a year. This postponement was to have given him the Lion's share of Mr Scarlett's business...", folds.

⁂ "In the political vacuum caused by Liverpool's stroke on 17 February 1827, Holland's Letter to the Rev. Dr. Shuttleworth argued the advantages of Catholic emancipation. Unlike Grey, Holland supported the administrations of Canning and Goderich. Those whigs in office were eager to have him in the cabinet. George IV disingenuously assured Lansdowne on 1 September that Holland should fill the first vacancy. On 11 December, a month before his resignation, Goderich himself proposed this to the king." - Oxford DNB.

(1). James Scarlett, first Baron Abinger (1769-1844), judge (2). Fox [afterwards Vassall], Henry Richard, third Baron Holland of Holland and third Baron Holland of Foxley (1773-1840), politician and man of letters.

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