Autograph Letter, in the third person, from the Scottish politician and statistician Sir John Sinclair to London solicitor John Spottiswoode, regarding an inheritance claim pertaining to the Ratter family.

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), 1st Baronet, Scottish politician and writer on finance and agriculture, who coined the word 'statistics' [John Spottiswoode (1743-1811), London solicitor; Ratter family]
Publication details: 
'Whitehall | Sundy Eveng' [May 1790].
SKU: 13636

1p., 4to. On bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter is on the recto of the first leaf, with the address - 'John Spottiswoode Esq. | Sackville St' - on the reverse of the second, which is also docketed 'Sir John Sinclair | Whitehall May 1790'. The letter reads: 'Sir John Sinclair presents his Comps. to Mr Spottiswoode - He has examined the Letter sent to Mr Grant and thinks that the objections mentioned in it, do not require any delay in drawing up the Claim. There can be no difficulty, at least, in getting Evidence of Habit and repute, with regard to the extinction of the male branches of the Ratter family, which seems to be the most material obstacle. He proposes leaving London on Tuesday and should be very glad if he could see a scroll of the Case before that time.'