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Arnold Nesbitt Esq
The Entire Letter seems to be annotated with both a manuscript 6 and 1/- as charge marks, so it is not possible to deduce the postage on this item with any certainty but 6d was the charge for a single rate letter from Bath to London and 1/- for a double rate letter. On the reverse a large straight line BATH mark was applied and a Bishop Mark dated 1 / MA.
I recd. the favr of yrs wth two Bills of fifty pounds each, and four of twenty five pounds each my Lord is much bettr and desires his Complimts.
I am Sr.
Yr most humble
(Countess) J Kingston
Bath Apl 29
Historical footnote to this letter by the former owner:
The 2nd ( & last) Duke of Kingston who had succeeded to the title 5 March 1725/6 died at 5 South Parade, Bath on 23 Sept 1773. Marriage, generally accepted as bigamous by, Elizabeth Chudleigh. This raises the question, who was J Kingston?
The Duke’s family name was Pierrepont.