ERNEST AUGUSTUS, Duke of Cumberland, King of Hanover. 20462



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ernest’, responding to news, discussing an appointment to “the Irish Seals”, the influence of the Whigs, asking for an opinion on the current Government, sure that the late Premier had opened every letter to and from the Duke of Cumberland. 3 pp. 7 x 5 inches, in good condition, traces of former mounting along one edge.. Berlin, 29 October 1827. H.R.H. Prince Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. He became King of Hanover on the death of his elder brother, King William IV, in 1837. “I have no doubt the late Premier opened every Letter addressed to me, as well as every one I myself wrote, & I wish him joy to his information, as certainly I had no guise in my opinion respecting him … that I had the very worst opinion of him was true … from my personal knowledge of him in the years 1806 and 7 when I had the honour of being one of those who termed themselves friends of the King during the Talent Administration.”