SIR ROBERT PEEL Autograph Letter Signed.
British statesman and twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834-35 and 1841-46).
ALS. 2pp. Stanhope Street, March 25th [no year]. To The Right Honourable Sir William Grant.
"Your very kind note gave me the greatest satisfaction. I am confident that your vote for Mr Lloyd, given upon the grounds of which alone he expected to receive it, will greatly enhance the gratification he will receive from receipt - or, should he fail, will to an equal degree mitigate his disappointment of his failure. Believe me with the greatest respects, My dear Sir, your most obedient and faithful servant, Robert Peel".
Small 4to. Approx 21 x 17 cms. Mounting residue to corners of verso, else very good.
Sir Robert Peel was a very successful Prime
Minister. He established the modern police force (known colloquially as
"Peelers" or "Bobbies"), formed the Conservative Party out
of the splintered remains of the old "Tory" party and, in his second
term as Prime Minister, he repealed the Corn Laws. He had served as Home
Secretary under Lord Liverpool and took the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer
whilst also serving as Prime Minister. Sir William Grant was a British lawyer who was a member of parliament from 1790 to 1912. He held the office of Master of the Rolls from 1801 to 1817.