Theatre Royal Covent Garden
We very respectfully presume to inform you that a Fund (under the immediate Patronage of the King) <1> is established at this Theatre for the support of aged and infirm Actors and Actresses. The public Anniversary of which will be held on Wednesday the 27th of March in the Freemasons Hall by command of His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex <2> who has graciously his intention <sic> of taking the chair. – With great deference we solicit the honor of adding your Name to our list of Noble and distinguished Vice presidents
And remain with the greatest respect
Your most obedient and very humble Servants
John Fawcett (Treasurer)
Daniel Egerton (Secretary)
Committee for 1833
Feby 27th 1833William Henry Talbot Esq
PS – An Answer will be esteemed a great condescension.
1. William IV (1765–1837), King of England (1830–1837).
2. Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843), president of the Royal Society (1830–1838).