PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN) - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/10/1813 - HFSID 254341
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PRIME MINISTER HENRY JOHN TEMPLE (GREAT BRITAIN)The Prime Minister who worked closely with Queen Victoria signed this handwritten letter regarding the missed assignment of a recruit Autograph Letter Signed: "Palmerston" as British Secretary for War, 1p, 6x91/4. War Office, 1813 February 10.In full: "I have the Honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 7th Instant, requesting a Route for the Removal of a Recruit from Colchester, who has been marched to that place by mistake; and acquaint you, that you should address yourself upon the Subject, to the General of the District in which you are stationed." Prime Minister Henry John Temple of Great Britain (1784-1865), popularly known as Lord Palmerston due to his Irish Peerage title as the 3rd Viscount Palmerston, was Britain's Secretary of State for War(1809-1828), Foreign Secretary (1830-1834, 1835-1841, 1846-1851) andPrime Minister (1855-1858, 1859-1865). He held office almost continuously for nearly half a century from 1807 until his death. Because he held an Irish peerage rather than an English one, he was able to sit in the House of Commons. Disliked by Queen Victoria and often abrasive in dealing with foreign governments - he held a lifelong antipathy to the United States - Palmerston was nevertheless effective in promoting British interests. Although he opposed slavery, Palmerston sympathized with the Confederacy on the grounds that a breakup of the United States would benefit Britain. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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