Letter from DUKE OF RICHMOND to JAMES BARRY, written 4 November 1772, at London

Source: MS James Barry Papers and Letters, Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.

Charles Lennox (1735-1806), 3rd Duke of Richmond, friend of Edmund Burke and of the Whig leader Lord Rockingham, was a Vice-President of the Society of Arts; he writes about the sketch Barry was doing for him, mentioned earlier by Burke (Burke to Barry, 24 July, 1772). The letter is not signed, but ends with a bold stroke to divide the final sentence from the date.

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The Duke of Richmond presents His Compts Compliments to M.r Barry, He sends him back His sketch of General Wolfe's Picture,1 but begs He would not go on with it till the D. of Richmond sees M.r Barry again as upon a second Examination of it He would wish some Alteration in the Figure of Gen: Wolfe which the D. of R. will explain when He sees M.r Barry.

The D. of R. is going out of town to day to-day 2 but will probably return before the end of the month.

Nov: 4th. 1772.