JOHN (EARL OF CHATHAM) PITT - CLIPPED SIGNATURE - HFSID 81169
JOHN PITT The 2nd Earl of Chatham pens his autograph on this 4x1¾ clip from a printed petition, in iron gall ink Clipped Signature: “Chatham/Hill Street Berkeley Square” in iron gall ink. 4x1¾.
Sale Price $144.00
The 2nd Earl of Chatham pens his autograph on this 4x1¾ clip from a printed petition, in iron gall ink
Clipped Signature: “Chatham/Hill Street Berkeley Square” in iron gall ink. 4x1¾. John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835) is the eldest son of British Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder, and the older brother of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger. Pitt served many various military and political offices throughout his career, including First Lord of the Admiralty (1788-1794), the Lord Privy Seal (1794-1798), and the Lord President of the Council (1796-1801). He commanded the British force in the unsuccessful Walcheren Campaign to the Netherlands during the Napoleonic Wars, and also served as Governor of Jersey (1807-1820) and Governor of Gibraltar (1820-1835). Affixed to 5x4 sealed piece of paper. Otherwise, fine condition.
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