[ Philip Yorke, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Hardwicke') to John McLeay,

Philip Yorke (1757-1834), 3rd Earl of Hardwicke, whig politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1801-1805
Publication details: 
'Wimpole near Arrington' [ Cambridgeshire ]. 17 January 1810.
SKU: 17603

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with small stain at head of first page. Docketed on reverse of second leaf. The letter concerns Hardwicke's direction that Harry Court Amiel, son of 'Captain Amiel, Hounslow Barracks, Hounslow', be nominated 'for a Cavalry Cadetship in Bengal'. Amiel has been 'a Cornet in the 7th Regt of Dragoons, (or Hussars as they are called)' for a year, and 'bears a very good character from his Commanding Officer'. He asks McLeay to 'take the proper means for procuring from one of the Gentlemen who is indebted to me, a nomination', asking that 'the other Cadetship [...] stand over to the next Season'.