[George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton, Queen's Chamberlain.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Morton') to Viscount Sidmouth, transmitting an address to the Prince Regent on the death of his mother Queen Charlotte.

George Douglas (1761-1827), 16th Earl of Morton [Henry Addington (1757-1844), 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III; George IV (as Prince Regent)]
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25 December 1818. 39 Wimpole Street [London].
SKU: 22464

1p, 4to. Bifolium endorsed on reverse of second leaf: 'Ansd. 30th. | Transfg. an Address of Condolence from the County of Fife'. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. The subject of the address is the Prince Regent's mother Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), and is addressed to him rather than her husband George III as the king is incapacitated. Morton served as Queen Charlotte's Chamberlain between 1792 and her death in 1818. In the present letter Morton writes that he is transmitting to Sidmouth 'an Address of Condolence to His Royal Highness The Prince Regent, on the Death of Her late Majesty The Queen, from the Noblemen and Gentlemen, Justices of Peace, and Heritors of the County of Fife'. On their behalf he requests that Sidmouth 'will be so good as to lay it, in the most respectful Manner, before His Royal Highness'.