ALS from prominent New Yorker to John Griffiths of London, referring a Mrs. King to Griffith's care and addressed care of Robert Aslett, Cashier's Office Bank of England.
ALS from prominent New Yorker to John Griffiths of London, referring a Mrs. King to Griffith's care and addressed care of Robert Aslett, Cashier's Office Bank of England.

ALS from prominent New Yorker to John Griffiths of London, referring a Mrs. King to Griffith's care and addressed care of Robert Aslett, Cashier's Office Bank of England.

1803. A charming letter referring a Mrs. King of New York to the care of John Griffiths, while the lady is in London in 1803 (letter dated 24th February 1803). Mrs. King sailed from New York to London on the ship 'Factor', under Captain Caldwell. The letter, signed "Rogers" is quite eloquent in its description of Mrs. King, ".. you cannot fail to observe that, her Intellectuals are of the first water and highly cultivated -- ... She is, moreover, an English woman by Birth -- her Husband was a rich planter, in Jamaica". Rogers also asks Griffiths to assist Mrs. King in finding "the most approved oculist" for her vision problems. The letter was sent care of Robert Aslett "of the Cashier's Office in the Bank of England"; The following year Aslett was found guilty of embezzling a large sum from the Bank and unlike today's criminals, was sentenced to death. 8 x 13 1/4" paper, folded, 2pp. Sealed with black wax stamp with an oval stamp, "Ship [?], Liverpool" Very good condition. Item #19187

Price: $175.00

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