William Pitt, the Younger, Letter Signed "W. Pitt" as the prime minister of Great Britain under King George III. One page, 7.5" x 9.5", May 18, 1790, Downing Street, to "My Lord" requesting support as a candidate for "The Office of High Steward of the University of Cambridge". With light foxing and some stains. The left margin has three tears, one which results in the loss of a few letters of the text. Still, very good.

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    In 1783 at the age of twenty-four, William Pitt, the Younger, became the youngest British prime minister. In part: "The Office of High Steward of the University of Cambridge having become vacant by the Death of Lord Hardwicke: I have been encouraged to offer myself a Candidate to succeed to that [. . . ]: therefore I take the liberty of soliciting the favor of your Lordship's interest and Support."

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