ST. VINCENT, Admiral John Jervis, Earl. 13011

£120

Description

An early Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jervis’, asking his correspondent for information about “Houses of Industry”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches, in good condition, a few minor blemishes only. South Weald near Brentwood, 13 April [1784 in a later hand, in pencil]. Admiral John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823). “May I trouble you when you have a moments leisure, to send me the best information you can obtain, touching the regulations of your Houses of Industry, how they succeed and in what proportion the poor Rates are reduc’d by them.”