WILLIAM III Autograph letter signed ("William R"), in French, to the Duke of Queensberry, written as a postscript to a longer, official, letter, "A Hamptoncourt ce 13 de Juin 1700"

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WILLIAM III
Autograph letter signed ("William R"), in French, to the Duke of Queensberry, written as a postscript to a longer, official, letter, "A Hamptoncourt ce 13 de Juin 1700"

Sold for £ 812 (US$ 1,028) inc. premium
WILLIAM III
Autograph letter signed ("William R"), in French, to the Duke of Queensberry, written as a postscript to a longer, official, letter and wishing, in his own hand, to assure him of his total satisfaction at his conduct and all that he has done in his service; with autograph address lead ("for the Duke of Queensberry"), seal, 1 page, folded for delivery, nineteenth century translation and certificate of authenticity written overleaf, browning and spotting, worn at folds, 4to, "A Hamptoncourt ce 13 de Juin 1700"

Footnotes

  • Queensberry was one of the first and most prominent of William's supporters being, in the words of one Jacobite 'the first Scotsman that deserted over to the Prince of Orange, and from thence acquired the epithet (among honest men) of Proto-rebel, and has ever since been so faithful to the revolution party, and averse to the king and all his advisers, that he laid hold on all occasions to oppress the royal party and interest' (George Lockhart of Carnwath, ODNB). He was at this period High Commissioner of the parliament that William had been forced to summon, while successfully acting on William's behalf in containing the damage caused by the Darien crisis in Scotland.
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