2pp written in a secretarial hand on mourning stationery. 12mo
by Byng, John, Earl of Strafford
London, 1854. 2pp written in a secretarial hand on mourning stationery. 12mo. Traces of removal from an album, else fine. 2pp written in a secretarial hand on mourning stationery. 12mo. A surprised Stafford writes: "I have been surprised to receive from you upon two occasions ... papers ... in which my name is inserted among many others as having accepted the office of Vice Presidnt of the British Beneficient Institution ... Until I receive a satisfactory explanation of the above I can return no answer to the invitation to be present at the Dinner ..."This letter was written the year prior to Stafford being promoted to Field Marshall. He had previously served in Flanders, Holland, Ireland, Hanover, Copenhagen, the Peninsular War and at Waterloo. (Inventory #: 304840)
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