Mann, Horace, Sir, 1701-1786
Letter : Florence, to Lord Mountsuart, 1782 June 24
ALS to Lord Mountstuart and signed by the author, promising to give every attention to Count Brusaque and his lady who have also been recommended to Countess Colloredo, though she now lives “much retired.” He reports on the recent ceremony performed by the “Great Duke” in which he received customary “homage from subaltern towns and feudatarys of this Dutchy.” He also makes reference to recent naval activities, including the capture of two French vessels by Captains Parker and Jespersen on their way to Gilbralter and the anticipated appearance of a Russian fleet at Leghorn (Livorno) in the coming autumn which will, he predicts, have considerable change on public affairs.
Subjects (Library of Congress): Mann, Horace, Sir, 1701-1786; Bute, John Stuart, Marquess of, 1744-1814; Tuscany (Italy)–Foreign relations–Great Britain; Great Britain–Foreign relations–Italy–Tuscany.
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