Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Herbert Taylor, asking, on behalf of Mrs. Blayney, for assistance in securing a Lieutenancy by Ensign Stephen Bawtree Adye, 98th Regiment, now at the Cape of Good Hope. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, fine, annotated on receipt. Curzon Street, 20 May 1829. Sir Henry Halford (1766-1844), physician to George III, George IV, William IV, and Victoria, and the author of books on Gout and on Insanity. “I am sorry to hear you have the Gout.” Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839), Private Secretary to George III from 1805, later Private Secretary to William IV, and confidential agent to George IV.