No. 6 Berkeley Square

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===No. 6 Berkeley Square===

At No. 6 lived the second Earl of Chatham, and although this nobleman left no particular mark on the records of his country, he had an adventitious glory in being the son of the great Earl and the brother of William Pitt.

On the authority of Wraxall, it is known that "he strongly resembled his father in face and person," but it is also known "that his manners seemed to prohibit all familiarity and almost to forbid approach."

It was at this house that William Pitt, when Prime Minister, received a delegation from the City of London in 1784 which brought him the Freedom, "as a mark of gratitude for, and approbation of, his zeal and assiduity in supporting the legal prerogatives of the crown," and subsequently invited him to a banquet in the Hall of the Grocers' Company. Great crowds had apparently assembled early in the morning, and an immense concourse of people joined the procession on its leaving the door of Lord Chatham's house.

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