Letter to Christopher Tilson, esq., written at the Hague on Feb. 13, 1711. Viscount Townshend Charles.

Letter to Christopher Tilson, esq., written at the Hague on Feb. 13, 1711

1711. 1 sheet 23 x 18 cm. Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1674-1738), was an English Whig politician who served as Secretary of State for the Northern Department from 1714 to 1717 and again in 1730 and 1731. He was known as Turnip Townshend because of his strong interest in raising turnips. From 1709 to 1711 he was ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the States General where he took part in the negotiations which concluded the Treaty of Utrecht, ending the War of the Spanish Succession. He writes to Tilson regarding financial matters and "the trouble you have had with the care of my affairs." Presumably written by a secretary and signed by Townshend. In Near Fine Condition: lightly creased; clean and bright. Near Fine. Item #005898

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