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MIDDLESEX. Justices of the Peace
Sessions-House, Clerkenwell, 9.th November 1832. Sir, I am desired to send you a copy of a resolution which has been passed by several magistrates requesting Mr. Const, the late chairman, to allow his portrait to be painted; ... C.P. Allen.
London: printed by J. Rider, [1832].
[4] p. ; 23.4 cm. (4º)

Folded half-sheet, conjugate leaf blank. Drop-head title. The resolution, signed by twenty-nine magistrates each guaranteeing a payment 'not exceeding Five Guineas each', is dated '25th October 1832'. A meeting to determine the disposal of the surplus funds raised was held on 30 June 1836 (q.v.). Francis Const was a legal writer with a large theatrical acquaintance and an eighth share in the Covent Garden Theatre as a life interest.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on blank p. [3] in the hand of Soane's assistant George Bailey Answered. Novr. - Sir J S.'s name to be put / down as a Subscriber of £5:5:0.. Previously folded and inscribed in ink as a letter Sir John Soane and inventoried in ink 9 Nov. 1832 / Mr Allen respecting / Portrait of Mr. Const.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 5871


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