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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to Sir William Stewart, Merton, 28 September 1802, railing against the hypocrisy of the 'Modern Politician': he commiserates with Stewart's difficulties in confronting the ingratitude of those 'who ought to have done everything to support an officer who had so well supported them but I am almost convinced that gratitude for past favors forms no part of the plan of a Modern Politician ... I am truly vext my Dear Stewart at their treatment of you but the time may come when your assistance may be wanted and then we shall find the difference in their conduct', concluding with expressions of warm friendship, and an invitation to Merton, 2½ pages, 4to, bifolium (blank lower margin of f.2 cut away, with some loss to address panel).
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to Sir William Stewart, Merton, 28 September 1802, railing against the hypocrisy of the 'Modern Politician': he commiserates with Stewart's difficulties in confronting the ingratitude of those 'who ought to have done everything to support an officer who had so well supported them but I am almost convinced that gratitude for past favors forms no part of the plan of a Modern Politician ... I am truly vext my Dear Stewart at their treatment of you but the time may come when your assistance may be wanted and then we shall find the difference in their conduct', concluding with expressions of warm friendship, and an invitation to Merton, 2½ pages, 4to, bifolium (blank lower margin of f.2 cut away, with some loss to address panel).
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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to Sir William Stewart, Merton, 28 September 1802, railing against the hypocrisy of the 'Modern Politician': he commiserates with Stewart's difficulties in confronting the ingratitude of those 'who ought to have done everything to support an officer who had so well supported them but I am almost convinced that gratitude for past favors forms no part of the plan of a Modern Politician ... I am truly vext my Dear Stewart at their treatment of you but the time may come when your assistance may be wanted and then we shall find the difference in their conduct', concluding with expressions of warm friendship, and an invitation to Merton, 2½ pages, 4to, bifolium (blank lower margin of f.2 cut away, with some loss to address panel).

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte') to Sir William Stewart, Merton, 28 September 1802, railing against the hypocrisy of the 'Modern Politician': he commiserates with Stewart's difficulties in confronting the ingratitude of those 'who ought to have done everything to support an officer who had so well supported them but I am almost convinced that gratitude for past favors forms no part of the plan of a Modern Politician ... I am truly vext my Dear Stewart at their treatment of you but the time may come when your assistance may be wanted and then we shall find the difference in their conduct', concluding with expressions of warm friendship, and an invitation to Merton, 2½ pages, 4to, bifolium (blank lower margin of f.2 cut away, with some loss to address panel).
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