Staatsmann und Schriftsteller (1694-1773). Autograph letter signed ("Chesterfield"). Dublin Castle. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.
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To an unnamed addressee, written six days before his appointment as Lord-Lieutenancy of Ireland: "I am so much inclined to serve Captain Lushington, who belongs to me here, that I should have little merit in obeying your Lordship's orders, were it in my power to do it; but hitherto He has been above me, being a Captain already, and I having yet had nothing above a company to dispose of. In the Commission I gave your Lordship to be my Steward, I inserted the fullest powers possible, without either account or Control, and have not reserv'd to my self the liberty of even advising much less of directing.