Lot of 3 ALsS.
ALS, 2pp. Grosvenor Place, Dec. 21, 1834. Lord Mahon (Philip Henry Stanhope, 1805-1875) to Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, 1769-1852). "I have had a long conversation with Camaroon this morning...I think that the step which I ventured to recommend to your Grace, of your writing a few line to him yourself, had a very good effect; he felt the honour of a personal communication from you...Nevertheless I am sorry to inform your Grace that I have not prevailed. I inclose a note which he has written to me, with the intention that i should forward it to you." Signed Mahon.
The enclosed note: "Let me request you to return my best thanks to the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel for the desire which they have expressed to see me officially connected with the Government now in formation...I trust they will empute to me no want of zeal or attachment in declining the offer which they have kindly made me." Signed Camaroon.
On verso of Mahon's note is an endorsement of Wellington. "Frome Lord Mahon Sending a Note from Lord Camaroon declining office."
ALS, 3pp, Stratfield Saye, Dec. 20, 1841. Wellington to John Lucas. "I mentioned to you that Lord Anglesey desires to have a full length portrait of me in the uniform of a Field Marshal. You will recollect that this uniform is the same as that of a Lord Lieutenant of a County, only in gold embroidery instead of silver.
"Lord Anglesey wishes that the Portrait should be painted on a Canvas measuring 8 feet three inches; by five feet four inches within the frame."
All very good. Folds as expected.
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