1848 Manuscript Signed Letter by William Brougham, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux, Regarding Mortgage Terms, Business

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On offer is a manuscript signed letter of William Brougham 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux (1795-1886).

Dated July 5, 1848. Brougham wrote this letter to clarify the terms of a mortgage and to note an upcoming visit he will take to Brougham where he will settle the matter. 

Letter measures 4-1/2x7-1/4 inches. One page folded with writing on two pages. Age toning noted and small folds but otherwise VG. 

William Brougham, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux, known as William Brougham until 1868, was a British barrister and Whig politician. In 1868 he succeeded his elder brother as second Baron Brougham and Vaux according to a special remainder in the letters patent, and was able to take a seat in the House of Lords.

William Brougham was the younger brother of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Lord Chancellor of England (1778-1868). Brougham was appointed a Master in Chancery in 1831, which he remained until the following year. In 1831 he was also returned to Parliament for Southwark, a seat he held until 1835. He was also lieutenant-colonel in the Cumberland Volunteers and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Cumberland.

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