TERRICK, Richard, Bishop of London. 20092

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Letter Signed ‘Ric: London’ as Bishop of London, to the Treasury Commissioners, concerning “The Revd. Mr Walter Harrison, the Bearer hereof, being licensed by me to perform the Ministerial Office of a Priest in the Province of Maryland in North America”, requesting the Commissioners “be pleased to order him His Majesty’s Bounty of Twenty Pounds to defray the Charge of his Passage”. 1 page 8 x 6 inches, stained where mounted on an old album page. Fulham, 24 August 1774. Richard Terrick (1710 – 1777), Bishop of London from 1764 to 1777. He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1757 through the influence of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, briefly Prime Minister. Horace Walpole, who disliked him, said he lacked ability, save “a sonorous delivery and an assiduity of backstairs address”.