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CAROLINE, Queen (1768-1821). Consort of George IV.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Elgin, 1 page 4to (small tears, and tipped to the remains of an album leaf), no place, no date [ca 1800]. An untidy letter to the guardian of her daughter, Charlotte Augusta, oddly signed 'believe me Madam your most / friend Caroline'.
The Princess Charlotte Augusta was born at Carlton House on 7 January 1796. Her parents, the prince of Wales, later George IV, and Caroline of Brunswick, were formally separated soon afterwards, and the child was consigned to the custody of Lady Elgin until 1804, who watched over her and acted as the medium of communication between her and her parents. The following is a literal transcript of the somewhat broken English:
'I flatterd myself that your Ladyship have received a good account of Lord Elgin, and his aimable family, and that you are more comfortable upon the whol about that Subject as before - your Ladyship will be kind egnouch to give this present, to little Charlotte, and I hope she is well and good.'

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