ECCLES (James)

Engaging Autograph Letter Signed to F. Hooper, of the Cross, Worcester, asking for the opportunity to go to sea, he excelled at the Academy, especially mathematics, and was intended by his parents for 'the Tutelary profession', but now at 17 he can think of nothing but 'the seafaring life', rather closely written but very legible, 2 sides large 8vo., Sanson Place, 2nd March

The letter begins 'It may appear an object of singularity for a person so young and moving in so diminished a sphere of life in attempting to intrude upon your person ...'

Item Date:  1823

Stock No:  51209      £45

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