Countess of Kingston 1760

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Addressed to

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.