Autograph Letter Signed ('R: B:') from Bromley to the Duke of Hamilton, with enclosed Autograph Letter Signed to Bromley from Yates ('Ham<t?>: Yates'), on the subject of 'the minstrell Court' at Sandon.

'R. Bromley'; H. Yates [James (1658-1712), 4th Duke of Hamilton; Sandon Hall, Staffordshire; Minstrels' Gallery]
Autograph Letter Signed R. Bromley to the Duke of Hamilton [Minstrel's Gallery]
Publication details: 
Bromley's letter to Hamilton: London, 7 June 1712. Yates's letter to Bromley: 4 June 1712.
SKU: 9334

Both items good, on lightly aged and creased paper, with both texts clear and complete. The Minstrels' Gallery referred to in the letter was held in the vicinity of Hamilton's estate Sandon Hall, Staffordshire. Written a few months before Hamilton's death in the celebrated duel with Lord Mohun. Bromley to Hamilton: Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 1 p. 23 lines of text. Bifolium, addressed on reverse of second leaf 'To his Grace Duke Hamilton in St. James's Square | London.', and docketed 'Mr: Bromley 7:th June 1712 about the Minstrill court & that Holden the Attorney had with drawen'. As directed by the Duke Bromley has written 'to Mr. Yates' on two occasions, the second time 'pressingly'. Regarding 'yt. matter' he has 'wondered it was neglected', and would have written again had he 'thought it might have taken effect'. Discusses 'Holden ye Attorney', hoping for some 'assistance' from the Duke. The High Constable has been searching for him 'by nature of a Warrt. from my Ld Chief Justice Parker, brought down by a purpose'. 'Wt. his Crime is I know not, but now hes gon, his Character appears very notorious'. The last paragraph relates to 'ye Cheshire Cause', which Bromley hopes Bromley is not named as the recipient of the second item, but he refers to it in his letter to Hamilton as 'ye inclosed', which he had from Yates 'on Wednesday night': Yates [to Bromley]: 12mo, 1 p. 19 lines. Signed 'Ham[t]: Yates'. He will 'Endeavour to Consult mr Kenrick' on the subject of 'the minstrell Court', but considers 'the time now so short that it will be Impossible to do any thing in it'. References to Sandon and 'mr Perye'.