[George Hardinge, judge, poet, author and Member of Parliament.] Autograph Receipt Signed George Harding.

George Hardinge (1743-1816) of Pyrton, Wiltshire, English judge, poet, author and Pittite Member of Parliament
Publication details: 
4 May 1792. Place not stated.
SKU: 25254

See his entries in the Oxford DNB and History of Parliament. The present item is on one side of a 21 x 8.5 cm piece of wove paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with one fold. Minor traces of two red wafers from previous mounting on blank reverse. Written out by Harding in his attractive hand (he was a stylish fellow: his obituary in the Annual Register stated that ‘no one had a finer choice of words and few a more graceful delivery’), the note reads: ‘Received May 4th. 1792 of Lord Apsley One of the Four Tellers of His Majesty’s Exchequer the sum of One Hundred pounds, being the Amount of the annexed order / George Hardinge / £100’. At bottom left, in another hand, ‘Witness / Wm Harris’. See image.