[ Sir Frederick Flood, Irish lawyer and politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Frederick Flood') to a cousin of Lady Flood, explaining how 'the business &c has been wholly misunderstood'.

Sir Frederick Flood (1741-1824), Irish lawyer and politician
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'4 oclock | 8 York Place [ London ] | 7th Jany 1800'.
SKU: 20178

2pp., 4to. Closely written, with forty-three lines of text, in a somewhat difficult hand. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper with closed tear and creasing at head of leaf. The letter is written to a relation, after Flood has been shown a letter by 'yr Cousin, L[ad]y Flood', in which the recipient complains of having been 'injur'd or slandered'. It is Flood's intention in the letter to show that 'the business &c has been wholly misunderstood'. He also states that 'the view of imploying you proceeded from friendship strengthened by connexion'.