CONWAY, Henry Seymour (1719-1795). Army officer and politician.Email about this entry
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer [perhaps the earl of Bute], 3 pages 4to, ?Amenau, 19 September 1762. Soliciting advancement from the king.
Conway had been in the Netherlands as deputy to John Manners, marquess of Granby, since early 1761 and had distinguished himself in the campaign against the French, capturing the castle of Waldeck in July 1762. The present letter was written in the interim before the signing of the peace preliminaries at Fontainebleau in November.
'... I hope your Lord[shi]p does not think I neglected the permission you were so good as to give me to inform you of any material circumstances of our operations here; I shou'd have us'd it with great satisfaction if I had not understood the arrival of my Lord Granby, excluded me from that liberty. ...'Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
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