Autograph Letter Signed to Richard Byham, Secretary to the Board of Ordnance, Pall Mall.

James Hammond of the Ordnance Office, Jersey [Revolutions of 1848; French Royal Family; Louis XVIII; Board of Ordnance; Ordnance Office, Pall Mall]
Publication details: 
2 March 1848; Jersey.
SKU: 6489

12mo, 3 pp. Ruckled and stained, with the verso of the second leaf of the bifolium (carrying the address) laid down on a leaf detached from an autograph album. The 'Royal Family of France' are causing 'a very deep interest' and 'a portion of them have found their way to this Island'. He reports that the 'Duchesse d'Orleans and her two Sons, and the Duc de Montpensier have arrived here from Granville - they were brought over by a Jersey Boat the Master of which has been most liberally rewarded'. They have come 'without Servants or Baggage of any kind', accompanied by 'General Lefebure who commanded the Municipal Guard'. They are embarking that night 'on board H.M. Steamer "Cuckoo" for England'. There are reports 'that several of the late King's Ministers have crossed over to St. Catherine's Bay from the opposite Coast', but 'who or what they are has not transpired'. Postscript reads 'I have just been told that the Lady is the Duchesse de Nemours with the Children of the Duchesse d'Orleans'.