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PERCEVAL, Spencer (1762-1812). Prime Minister 1809-1812. Assassinated.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Markham, attorney at Northampton, 1½ pages 4to with address-leaf (some glue-stains from former mounting), Warwick, 21 March 1796. Expressing concern at the high cost of 'obtaining our new Charter', and regretting that he would find it difficult to fix a time to see the mayor.
'... I am so uncertain as to the time when we shall be released from our attendance at this place that I cannot appoint any day on which I could undertake to have the pleasure of seeing [the mayor] in Town without incurring the danger of disappointing him. But as I doubt much whether any business would be done at the offices either on Good Friday or Easter Monday & Tuesday, if he postpones his journey till Tuesday or Wednesday sennight, I think there is every probability of my being in Town by that Thursday ...'
Spencer Perceval was to begin his parliamentary career later this year when he gained one of the Northamptonshire seats following the death of Lord Northampton and the consequent elevation of Lord Compton to the House of Lords.
[No: 21454]


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