GEORGE IV (1762-1830). King of Great Britain and Ireland and king of Hanover.
Autograph Letter Signed as king [to Richard, first Marquess Wellesley, lord lieutenant of Ireland], 4 pages 4to, C[arlton] H[ouse], 23 July 1822. Calling on 'the band of friendship & regard which has so long existed between us' to ask for three personal favours.
The king urges the case of Thomas Olphert to become surveyor at Rutland, Co. Donegal, and that Captain Montgomery should be given a good position perhaps as a police magistrate or in the barrack department, and he wishes to reward the services of his physician Sir Matthew Tierney, by promoting his brother the lawyer Edward Tierney to the office of prothonotory of the Court of Common Pleas.
'... This is all I have, dear Wellesley to plague you about, at present, but I am very very anxious, that what I have written about, should be owing to your kind arrangement. I hear every good of your welldoing, but where there is so much ability, zeal, & Loyalty, how can it be otherwise? Our friend Sr. Wm. is quite well, & begs all that is affec[tiona]te to you.'
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