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    Duke of Wellington Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 4.5" x 7.25", London, May 31, 1851. He writes: "I return Mr. Hade's letter to you and... for 1400 pounds. I have thought it best to... the money for the envelope must be lodged at Mottles & Co office and it is possible that H... might have none of this because [it was] next to dead." On verso in pencil a collector has noted: "A fine specimen of illegibility 1851. The duke of Wellington to Dr. Hume I presume." Light toning, with some wear at folds. Inked script is bold, but closing signature is light and almost incomplete as though he ran out of ink.


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    June, 2008
    3rd-4th Tuesday-Wednesday
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