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    Richard Steele Autograph Letter Signed "Richard Steele." Two pages, 6.75" x 8.75", Wendover, England, March 24, 1721. This letter was written to the Earle of Sunderland, whose name was Robert Spencer. It reads in part, "…On Wednesday I carryed [sic] the Election here by a majority of Seventy-one voices above Sr. Roger Hill, and hope I am in a method of continuing member for this place on any future occasion. It is with greatest pain to me that I earnestly entreat your Lordship to send me the like sum you did before, till I can adjust some affairs of my own…" Steele was the co-founder of The Spectator magazine along with his friend Joseph Addison. He was active in British politics and even served in parliament, until he was removed for publishing controversial literature.

    The letter is in fine condition; usual folds are present; light staining on folds; paper is slightly brittle. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.


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