Autograph Letter Discussing Land Law, Inner Temple, January 2, 1770.
Legal Advice from a Prominent Jurist [Manuscript]. Thurlow, Edward, First Baron [1731-1806]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, Discussing Land Law. London, Inner Temple, January 2, 1770]. 9" x 7-1/4" bifolium. Light toning, some light foxing around edges, creasing and some tearing at folds, franked on verso of second leaf: "Edward Thurlow, Esq. about Mr. Allison," "afterwards Lord Chancellor" added to Thurlow's name in a later hand. $500. * Letter written to an unknown colleague and signed "your most obedient servant, E. Thurlow". The letter discusses the finer points of a land conveyance and Thurlow's own proposed involvement as trustee, apparently on behalf of Mrs. Allison. The warmth of the letter suggests that Thurlow and the colleague to whom he writes the letter knew each other well, probably through his time as a barrister in the Inner Temple. Thurlow would go on to have a lengthy political career, culminating in his appointment as Chancellor in 1778 on the strength of his Tory views and loyalty to King George III. The letter reads, in part: "I am very glad They have applied to a person who is coming into Life with so good a character as you have, because I shall have no scruple to advise Her upon any representation made by a man of reputation in His profession."
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