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Lot 155/7025

Estimate: €300-500

Gen. Sir Herbert Taylor, Private Secretary to George IV
An interesting autograph signed letter, 12 pp, dated September 1824, to George Dawson, Undersecretary for Home Affairs, discussing plans for a Volunteer Reserve Militia to be called up in time of war, with particular reference in later pages to its usefulness in Ireland as a means of absorbing the surplus population of young men.
Dawson was a brother-in-law of the Home Secretary, Robert Peel, with whom he had served when Peel was Irish Secretary (1812-18).

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