Townshend, Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend. (1674-1738). English statesman. DOCUMENT SIGNED by CHARLES TOWNSHEND, 2nd VISCOUNT TOWNSHEND aka "TURNIP TOWNSHEND".
Whitehall [London]: 25. Febry. 1729. 25. Febry. 1729. Good Signed
- 9 words penned in an unidentified hand on a slip of paper 3-1/4 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide. Signed "Townshend". The paper is lightly stained & soiled. There are small pieces of paper adhering to the top corners where the paper has been removed from an album with a tiny chip out of the top left corner. Good.
The document reads: "Whitehall 25. Febry. 1729 / I allow this Bill by his Majesty's special command". The words "Stockholm July 30th 1729" are penned along the top edge .
Townshend was nicknamed "Turnip Townshend". He introduced four-field crop rotation to England, a key development in the British Agricultural Revolution.