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“ Thursday, « I'll tell you, Colonel French, you can materially serve me, bý' giving ine a bill for two hundred, for two inonths or ten weeks.
" I shall at all times be happy to serve you in any way. I like Capt. Sandon extremely, I suppose he is the managing person? Drop me a line in answer.
« M. A. C. “ 1st Letter from Mrs. Clarke." 14. “ Mrs. Clarke's compliments attend on Colonel Sandon, will be glad to see him tomorrow from eleven till one. “ Thursday, Feb. 28." Two Penny
« Colonel Sandon, 2. POST
“ No. 8, Lyon's Inn, Coventry St.
“ Wych Street." “My Dear Sir,
“ I am vexed to death, you will know the state of my finances, and I hit upon Spedding for Tuesday, when, behold, the regt. he is in, did their exercise so bad that the Dukeswore at them very much, and has stopped the promotion of every one in it! He said so much to the Col. Wemyss, (I think) that if he had been a gentleman he would bave given up-but he intends looking over the memorial to-day, as S. has not been long in that reg. and he is an old officer. So that you see if he gets his promotion, how very much he ought to be indebted to my good offices. I must beg hard for hiin, the Duke is very angry with you; for when he last saw you, you promised him 300 Foreigners; and you have not produced one. -O, yes, master Sandon is a pretty fellow to depend on. I wish I had hit upon Eustace first. I told you, I believe, that they must be done gradually, his clerks are so cunning. Get Spedding to write out a list of his services, and send it to me as a private thing to shew him, not addressed to any one.Adieu.” 16.
“ Dear Sir,
“ I asked this morning if he had himself read those paa pers I gave him of the Col's., he said that he had; but that he still asked so much more than other men, that he could not think of closing with him: However let him send again, as perhaps he forgets his papers in his hurry, especially as he had those at home.
to I cannot do inyself the pleasure of being [torn] 17. “ Dear Sir,
" I shall esteem it a favor if you will make iinmediate inquiry about a lieutenancy, (I understand there are two to be disposed of in the 14th Lt. Dragoons) as Charles Thompson is determined to quit his next week, and I wish for bis own sake that he goes direct to the other, as the Duke might be displeased with any one being idle at this critical monient. If you are in the way I shall expect a line-just to say if you think it possible for him to purchase so soon.--His R. H. goes out of town to Chelmsford Saturday, and returns to town to his office 3 o'clock Tuesday.
" M, A. C. “ Colonel Sandon, No: 15, Westminster Bridge,
“ Dear Sir,
Major Taylor has proposed to do something in the Irisli levies for his Lt. Colonelcy, but it will not be effected; the friend of our's says he will let hinr purchase, altho' he is so young a major, but this you know is nothing to us; so do you see him, and if you enter upon the samre terins as before, I think I shall be able to teize him out of it; let me know the result of it soon as possible.
Do you think it at all possible for you and French to let me draw a bill on you for 200% I am so dreadfully distressed I know not which way to turn myself, and before that will be due you are aware of what is to be done for ure in that negotiation. Thank you for the Pig, it was the most delicate thing of the kind possible. Adieu.
“Dear Sir, I am, "Wednesday, Jan. 30.
"&c. &c. &c." 19. “ Dear Sir,
“ As I leave fown on Monday evening, and running short of Cashı, will you be kind enough to send nie by Monday the Hundred Pounds. in Colonel Sandon.”
“ M. A. C. 20.
- Dear Sir,
“ Most unfortunately Lord Bridgewater has asked for the vacancy 'ere indeed it was one, so that that is done. (torn] ; but II. R. H. will let me know if he can at 4 o'ck. He does not go out of town, 'as intended, to-niorrow, on account of his Majesty having been insulted yesterday, and still fears it.--I have a bill due either Saturday or Monday, I know not which day; can you get me the five hundred guineas-he has been signed, and will be in the Gazette tomorrow ; you know who I inean.
“ Instead of a 60 guinea harp let it be 100, as I have told him you was going to present me one, therefore it must be very elegant.
“Tell Zimmenees he shall have [torn] Ire wishes for 700 guineas not (torn] he shall have it in a month. “ Don't fail burning my scribble soon as read.
I do not go out of town to-morrow. “ Colonel Sandon, No. 15, Bridge-street, Il'estminster: "or, Duke-street, adelphi, No. 9, Office." “ Dear Sir,
Thursday. “I am extremely sorry to inforın' you (for the poor boy's sake) but it is impossible to admit him, as he has that misfortune you mentioned of being one-eyed. Do you think it possible to get me a vote on Monday for Pitt's motion? It will if carried be of some con-' sequence to us hereafter, try all you can.
“ I reinain, dear Sir, your's, &c. “ Colonel Sarndon,
(i M. A. CLARKE. Bridge-street, No. 15, Westminster Bridge.
“ Send me an answer.' 92. " What you ask will be at your service, and the letter will be at your oflice Monday morning.
si Coloni Sando iv."
23. “Mrs. Clarke will be glad to see Captain Sandou to-mort row, before twelve o'clock, if he is in town; if not, Monday at five.
“ Friday. I O'Clock « Colonel Sanden,
2 6. JY “ No. 15, Bridge-street, TWO PY POST
P 1804. N.T.
“ Westminster Bridge." Unpaid. 24. " Dear Sir,
“ There is not any such thing in contemplation as the written question. Will you again ask about an India Lieutenancy } as the Duke assures me there are two for sale. In consequence of what I mentioned to him of Kenner, he has made many enquiries, and finds him to be a black sheep; be offered to bribe Col. Gordon a few days since!!
" M. A. C. " Colonel Sandon."
48th Antedute. 25.
" Dear Sir,
“ Ere i leave town I scratch a fet lises, begging you to be on your guard in every point; but of my name in particular, for the future never breathe it.-I am confident you have a number of enemies, for yesterday the was assailed froin seven or eight different persons with invective against you-He is a little angry at something: yet will not tell it me, I think this fellow Kenner tries his friends they Laid fine complaints against you—did you tell Zemminees that as soon as Tonyn was gazetted you would get him done? in the same way, and that I was the person? Let me see you on Tuesday.
“ Adieu, I am interrupted." 26. “ My dear Sir,
• Be so good as to look at the Gazette to-morrow evng. as I rather expect some of the names to be inserted. I have others which I assure you upon my honour. The present for my trouble for the Majority is seven hundred guineas, so if you have any more this must be the sum- sball be in town on Monday, if you will have any thing to communicate. I remain, “ Friday evng.
“ Dear Sir, your's, &c, &c.
“ M. A. C." 7 0'Clock “ Colonel Sandon, · 28 Sp. « No. 8, Lyon's Inn,
Two-Pendy 1804 Ne. Whych-street,
POST. “ Strand."
220 27. " Dear Sir,
8th “ I made a mistake, it is the 22d Regiment Mr. Thompson is to purchase into, or the 8th. Shal? I see you to-day?
• M. A. C." “What is Thompson to say to his Colonel ?
“Charles Furguhar Thompson, 13 to 8 or 22d. “ Colonel Sanden, 15, Bridge-street Westminster."
28. “I gave the papers to his Royal Highness; he read them while with me; said he still thought meń bigh; but that an answer would be left at his office as the way of business.
* told him if any was appointed, to give the Col. the preference. Burn this soon as read.—I do not comprehend exactly what you mean by five other things; I don't think it possible.
29. " Can you send me one hundred pounds to day ? and let me see you to-morrow morning. “ Colonel Sandon."
“ M. A. C.“ 30. « Dear Sir,
Friday. " Will you go to the Horse Guards for me to-day, and leave a proper letter as coming from Charles Thompson, asking for leave of absence for a fortnight; but if his services should be wanted he would join immediately: if you know any belonging to the Adjutants, you could get it by to-morrow. • Colonel Sanden."
" M. A. C." 31.
“ I have a letter which says you are a money-lender, in colleage with a notorious man, called Dell!! I wish to shew it you.
“ I hope you will' attend the Duke to-day, as Clinton leaves him on Thursday, and he has all the writings for you in hand: he will not leave his office till six.
“ I shall be glad of a hundred guineas, if possible, this week. Saturday week Tonyn will be gazetted. How comes on French? Call to-morrow, if possible.
“ Colonel Sandon, 13, Bridge-street, Westminster.
32. As your servant has called, and fearing you may not have *my letter-beg you to see the Duke to-day at all events, or else things will be longer about, as Colonel Gordon takes Clinton's place on Thursday.” 33..
« Dear Sir,
Pray what can Speddings mean, by asking onThursday, through General Tonyn, for leave to go upon half pay? Tis odd behaviour, and you must think that some one thinks me used very ill ;-of course, till this is fully explained, I shall drop all thoughts of any thing else. Suturday.
" I remain your's « Colonel Sundon."
« M. A. C.” 34.
“ I am exactly treated as I have been led to believe, from more than one quarter, but will thank you to send me Colonel French's address to-day, before the post goes out.--I have nothing to do with your agent, you know. “ I remain, Sir, your most obedient;
" M; A. C.” 35. o As Colonel Sandon did not call according to promise, Mrs. C. hopes he will have the goodness to send her a bill at two mnonths, in the morning ;--surely all things will be settled before that becomes due. Mrs. C. hopes he will not disappoint.
Monday. " Colonel Sandon, Lyon's-inn, H'hych-street.'
“ You have disappointed me dreadfully, a bill of one hundred at three months is useless, it must he for two hundred at three
for one hundred months, or one at six weeks or two months. I beg you to return it by the bearer, as I inentioned my situation to you.- Iord it thus: promise to pay six weeks or two months after date, to Mr. Thompson, or order, the sum of one hundred pounds for value reciived. “ Pray let me have it this evening at all evente.
“ M. A. C.” 37. “ Mrs. Clarke's compliments attend Captain Sandon, will feel herself inuch obliged if he will do his best for Thompson in the recruiting business, as on bis getting the men early will give him first fank.
“ Mrs. C. has not been able to get an answer from H. R. H. about Taylor.
" Dec. 26.
1804. N n. 38. “ Mrs. C. must again intreat the assistance of Colonel S. He well knows she has always done as be bas wished her to do.
“ Colonel Sandon, No. 8, Lyon's-inn, Whych-street."
39. “ I am told an answer is left out for Colonel French, at the office, and that he now has dropped three guineas per man.
“ I am not aware of what the answer is intended to consey. " Mr. Corri. ftorn.] k will.
I 40. " I hope you will not disappoint me, as on you alone depends my hopes of taking up a bill over Jue. “ Colonel Sandon."
“ 2,Westbourne-place, Sloan-square, « Dear Sir,
“ December 2d. Let me know where you are, and I have not the least doubt but I can serve you essentially, and remain as ever your friend
“ MARY Arna CLARKE. “ Captain Sandon, Waggon Train, Spain. By Messrs. Greenwood S. Co. Lyon-inn, Strand, London.” 2d Dec, 1808.
PORTSMOUTH, Jun. 29, 1802