FOX, Charles James, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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FOX, Charles James (1749-1806). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rt. Hon. William B. Ponsonby at Cheltenham, 2 pages 4to with address-leaf with seal and postal cancellations, St Anne's Hill, 30 September [1805]. Discussing the candidacy of Parnell (Sir John Parnell, 1774-1801) for Queen's County, and declaring that as he had no time in which to obtain Ponsonby's opinion he had given his consent.
'... Ld Temple informed me that he had received from Parnell the most unequivocal assurances that his Politicks would be with us, and asked me whether upon this declaration I should wish him to be supported. ... I answered Ld Temple that I had no doubt about the propriety of supporting a Man of Parnell's family & character if he was decidedly with us. ... Pray let me know that I have not been doing mischief. ...'
William Brabazon Ponsonby, first Baron Ponsonby (1744-1806) was an Irish politician and sportsman who aligned himself firmly with the Foxite Whigs. Henry Brooke Parnell, first Baron Congleton (1776-1842, politician) had succeeded to the family estates in Queen's county in 1801 on the death of his father, Sir John Parnell (1745-1801). He represented the constituency in parliament in 1802 and from 1806 to 1832 continuously.

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