CollectionGeorge IV Private Papers
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Horatio Davis to [?] regarding [John Henry Davis] his brother's position as Lieutenant Yeoman of the Guard
Date9 May 1820
WriterDavis, Horatio
DescriptionDavis states he had not received a reply to his letter [GEO/MAIN/35824-35825] and appealed to the addressee again to appeal to George IV not to reappoint his brother's position until his trial [for forgery] is over to avoid prejudice. He threatens to print details of the affair in the 'Gazette' if the King appointed [George Coleman] to the position simply in 'private friendship' [George Coleman became Lieutenant Yeoman of the Guard on 13 May 1820]. Davis also mentions Lord Sidmouth, Lord Macclesfield, and five thousand guineas he claimed in compensation for the lost position.
[10 April 1824 the case of Davis vs the Governor of the Bank of England was tried at the Court of Common Pleas and the jury found in favour of the plaintiff, reaching a verdict that he had no knowledge of the fraud until three months after it had occured.]
Place of Writing24 Albemarle Street
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Extent1 document (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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