ST. GEORGE, Alexandre-Henri-Augustus de. 20110



A long Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear Captain Giborne”, about “the fate of the Madiai”, reflecting on his mission, the aftermath of St. George’s deputation, reports in the Press, the support he has received, the cause of religious liberty, the possibility of a Protestant Congress, etc. About 1200 words in English, 4 pp. 10 x 8 inches, minor tears at folds, small piece torn away at centre fold where formerly mounted. Entirely legible. Geneva, 4 December 1852. Alexandre-Henri-Augustus de.St. George, Comte de St. George (1807-1870), judge, President of the Evangelical Society of Geneva (1848-1855). In 1852 he went to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, accompanied in particular by Colonel Henri Tronchin, Count de Gasparin and Ambassador Auguste de Pourtales, to defend the cause of two Protestants, the couple Madiai, unfairly locked up because of their faith.