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Historic Letter Regarding the Polemic of the Yishuv Hayashan Written and Signed by Sir Moshes Montefiore – Ramsgate, England 1870

Fascinating document: Lengthy letter written by Sir Moses Montefiore to his friend Michael Henry, regarding the depressed situation in Palestine and the troubles of the Yishuv Hayashan. The letter was written on 04.07.1870 in Ramsgate England. Royal seal of Montefiore is embossed at the head of the letter. It is written in English, all in the hand of Sir Moses himself and signed by him. 12.5x19.5 cm. The text appears on one side of the fold leaf. Fold marks, no blemishes, very fine condition. The letter explains that Sir Moses is soon leaving and he received a letter from Jerusalem describing the terrible situation there. He asks that Michael should do as he sees fit, without mentioning his name."
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