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William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)
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Overall square black linen purse (reticule) with drawstring closure of cotton cording through metal rings, metallic beadwork throughout; same design on both sides of bead clusters creating a pattern of diagonal rows, floral border half-way up sides and across bottom.
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