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[Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh ('Silly Billy').] Autograph Letter Signed ('William Frederick') to a duke, reporting that he has placed Edward Gage in his regiment, as requested.

Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh ['Silly Billy'] (1776-1834), great-grandson of George II, nephew and son-in-law of George III
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Bagshot Park; 27 October 1830.

1p, 4to. On bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded three times. The letter reads: 'My dear Duke | I have much gratification in acquainting Your Grace that I have placed Mr Edward Gage in my Regiment, and I am sure You will believe that it affords me great satisfaction to have had so early an opportunity of meeting Your Wishes It will be necessary for him to lodge the purchase money at Messrs.

[ Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Hall Gage. ] Autograph Note Signed ('W H Gage') to an unnamed artist, declining to sit for his picture, as he has never done so before.

Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Hall Gage (1777-1864), senior officer in the Royal Navy
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'U. S. C.' [ United Services Club, London] 27 May 1847.

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. He is sorry that the recipient has 'taken so much trouble respecting my portrait. I never have sat for my picture, and must resquest you will excuse my doing so now'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Paulet') to Smith, former Gunnery Officer on H.M.S. Carysfort.

Admiral Lord George Paulet, CB (1803-1879)
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4 July 1845; 3 Upper Eccleston Street, Belgrave Square, London.

12mo, 4 pp, 40 lines. On slightly grubby and creased paper, with a couple of tiny closed tears. Paulet writes that he has been 'saying much in [Smith's] favor' to 'Sir W. Gage' [Admiral Sir William Hall Gage (1777-1864), a member of the Board of Admiralty]. Gage considers the certificate Paulet has given Smith 'of no use to you without your received from the Adm[ira]l. the appointment of Gunnery Officer and that you had better lose no time in applying to me for a certificate for the time that you were actually doing the duty of gunnery officer'. Paulet reckons this 'from the time of Mr.

A Report from the Committee to whom all the Books, Instruments, and Papers, relating to the Sale of the Estate of James late Earl of Derwentwater were referred. With an appendix.

Sir Thomas Gage, 8th Baronet (d.1754) [created Viscount Gage in 1720] [James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (1689-1716)]
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Reported on the Twenty-second of March, 1731.

Twelve pages on six folio leaves, apparently disbound from the 1803 reprint of the Journals of the House of Commons, and paginated 351-362. Discoloured, and with chipping to extremities (not affecting text). Summarises the statements of various individuals concerning the matter. The first of the four appendices is 'A Rental of the Estates late Lord Derwentwater's, in the Counties of Northumberland and Cumberland. To be sold before the Commissioners and Trustees for the Forfeited Estates, on Thursday the Eleventh Day of July next, 1723.

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