Two Letters in a Secretarial Hand, one of them signed by Amherst ('Amherst'), both to the Rev. Charles William Tonyn (d.1805) of Radnage, Bucks.

Jeffrey Amherst, first Baron Amherst (1717-1797), field-marshall, conqueror of Canada
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The signed letter: 18 June 1781, Whitehall. The unsigned letter: 9 March 1782, Whitehall.
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The signed letter: 4to, 1 p. 11 lines of text. With the address on a separate and similarly-sized leaf. Franked 'War Office | ', and bearing two circular postmarks, one of them in red with the word 'FREE'. Good, on aged and creased paper. Assuring Tonyn that it will give him 'much pleasure' to recommend Tonyn's nephew George Augustus Tonyn for an army commission, 'as soon as I may be able to do it consistently with the very great number of Applications which I have already on my hands'. 'If the young Gentleman should have occasion to come to London (but I would by no means have him come on purpose) I shall be glad to see him.' Unsigned Letter: 4to, 1 p. 6 lines. Good, on aged paper. He has recommended to the king that the nephew be an Ensign in the 91st foot, and 'His Majesty has been pleased to approve of him accordingly.'George Augustus Tonyn was appointed Lieutenant in the 48th foot in 1790; by 1811 he was a half-pay Lieutenant-Colonel in the 95th.