][ Thomas Orby Dundas, M.P. for Winchelsea, Lord of the Admiralty. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos. Orby Hunter') stating mortgage terms, with two memoranda in the case 'Creuzer v. Bishop of London', one signed 'W. Graves'.

Thomas Orby Hunter (c.1716-1769), of Crowland, Lincolnshire, and Waverley Abbey, Surrey, Member of Parliament for Winchelsea and a Lord of the Admiralty [Gibbs Crawfurd; Creuzer v. Bishop of London]
Publication details: 
Admiralty [ London ]. 18 March 1762.
SKU: 20305

1p., 4to. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper. Hunter's letter, on the recto of the first leaf, reads: 'I write you this letter to inform you, that I agree to the proposal you made to me yesterday, that the growing Interest on the Mortgage shall be four and a half Per Cent, to Comence [sic] from the dates the last payments were due upon.' On the reverse of the first leaf are two memoranda in the court case 'Creuzer agst. Bp, London'. The first, signed by 'W. Graves', states that 'This paper Writing was produced & shewn to Mr. Richd. Burn at the time of swearing his Afft. in this Cause the 10th. Day of July 1786'. The second, unsigned, reads: 'This Paper Writing was produced and shewn to Mr. Gibbs Crawfurd [(1732-1793, Member of Parliament for Queenborough], at the time of swearing his Affidt. In this Cause the [blank] day of July 1786, before me [ends here, no signature]'. Hunter's entry in the History of Parliament gives the following synopsis of his career: 'Dep.-paymaster of the forces in Flanders 1742-8; commissary to treat with France 1748; ld. of Admiralty Nov. 1756-Apr. 1757, July 1757-Apr. 1763; superintendent of supplies to the allied armies in Germany Dec. 1758-Apr. 1760; ld. of Treasury Apr. 1763-July 1765.'