Passion Takes Flight


“Monday evening, Lady Charlotte Wellesley, the mother of four children by an affectionate husband, eloped with Lord Paget, the father of ten children by a most beautiful wife. Lady Charlotte Wellesley is the wife of the Honorable H. Wellesley, one of the Principal Secretaries of the Treasury. Lord Paget is the eldest son of the Earl of Uxbridge, to whom he has written a letter confessing his misconduct, but pleading the violence of his passion in extenuation of his offense.”

The Lady’s Magazine, March 1809

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