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Guide to the John Churchill letter to Allen Bathurst, 1702 MS 028
This letter was written by John Churchill (John, Marquis of Blandford) 1690-1703, who was the son of the first Duke of Marlborough. The recipient, Allan Bathurst, first Earl Bathurst (1684–1775) was later to represent Cirencester in parliament from May 1705 until January 1712, when he was created Baron Bathurst, being one of the twelve tory gentlemen who were raised to the peerage at the same time. He become treasurer to the Prince of Wales in 1757.
The letter is dated April 4, 1702, is handwritten on both sides of one leaf, and features a small red wax seal. Churchill expresses his happiness that Bathurst plans to attend the upcoming coronation of Queen Anne, and sends regards on behalf of Baron Horatio Walpole.
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John Churchill letter to Allen Bathurst, 1702, MS 028, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Donated to the Woodson Research Center by the English Dept., Rice University.