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THE AGENT,
[York and Albany, Frederick, Duke of ].

THE AGENT,

And His Natural Son; A New and True Story. With Important Strictures on the Commander in Chief; Relative to his Duties, and his Confidants. By An Inhabitant of Craig’s Court. Printed by D.N. Shury ... for J.F. Hughes ... 1807.
1st Ed. 12mo. [viii] + 133pp. + [iii]. publ. adverts. Light browning, rebound in calf backed marbled boards, blind filleted raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettered title label. An attack on the Duke of York, relating to the scandal caused by the activities of his mistress, Mary Anne Clarke. Clarke was accused of illicitly selling army commissions under Frederick's aegis. A select committee of the House of Commons enquired into the matter, eventually acquitting Frederick of receiving bribes by 278 votes to 196. He nevertheless resigned because of the high tally against him. Two years later, it was revealed that Clarke had received payment from Frederick's disgraced chief accuser, and the Prince Regent reappointed the now exonerated Frederick as Commander-in-Chief on 29 May 1811 With price to tail of title page ‘Price a Dollar’.
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