[George Hamilton Chichester, 3rd Marquess of Donegall.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Donegall') to a 'Friend', regarding his witnessing of a will, and remuneration for his 'moderate account'.

George Hamilton Chichester (1797-1883), 3rd Marquess of Donegall [Earl of Belfast, 1799-1844)], Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, Lord Lieutenant of Antrim
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No place. 26 March 1870.
SKU: 21206

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged, with traces of mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. Folded once. The letter begins: 'My dear Friend | I got yr kind note with many thanks – I wish you to understand that by dealing [Dacus'?] intentino if as to give you 100£ but understanding afterwards, that as you kindly witnessed [last word underlined] her will it would not be Legal to leave it by will I therefore write to tell you that you shall have it at my Death & [?] most probably before, it, & as it shall be my first consideration.' He is enclosing £25, 'yr verry [sic] moderate account & with many many thanks for all yr frieship [sic] & sincere regards'. In a postscript he refers to the recipient's son, 'established at Brighton'. Also 'Spencer comes here frequently - & Donegall also he got the [?] of [?] yesterday -'.