[Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.] Autograph Note, initialled 'W', to 'My dear Charles' [Charles Arbuthnot?], regarding the sending of his letter to King William IV.
1p., 12mo. On bifolium, with the reverse of the second leaf docketted by the recipient. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with one small nick in spine causing minor loss. Reads: 'London March 18 1835 | My Dear Charles | I don't like to send an answer about the communication of your Letter without having it before me. I sent it to the King, and have not yet received it back; but I will look at it as soon as I shall receive it; and will let you know what I think | Ever Your's
| W'. Charles Arbuthnot is a likely candidate for recipient of this letter; his late wife Harriet (1793-1834) had been Wellington's closest female friend, and is the author of celebrated diaries.