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870 FORMAL MODES OF ADDRESSING PERSONS OF TITLE. ," or, less formally, " The Lady [Hen- rietta]." Commencement, " Madam," Conclusion, " I have the honour to be, Madam, Your Ladyship's most obedient and humble Servant." PERSONAL ADDRESS, "My Lady," or, " Your Ladyship. " If the daughter of a Duke marry a Peer she is addressed according to the rank of her husband, but if she marry the eldest son of an Earl she is not addressed by the courtesy title of her husband, but in his surname, as " The Lady [Mary]

" occasionally, however, the

husband's courtesy title is assumed with the prefix of Lady [Anne] . Duke's Eldest Son assumes, by court- esy, the second title of his father, and is addressed as if he were a Peer. Duke's Eldest Son's Daughter is by courtesy addressed as if herfather were a Peer. Duke's Eldest Son's Son assumes, by courtesy, the third title of his grandfather, and is addressed in every respect as a peer. Duke's Eldest Son's Widow, same as Duke's Eldest SOK'S Wife so long as she re- mains a widow. As to le-marriage, see " Widows." Duke's Eldest Son's Wife is ad- dressed in every respect as if she were a peeress. Duke's Eldest Son's Younger Son is by courtesy addressed as if his father were a Peer. Duke's Widow, same as Dtuhess if pre- sent Duke is unmarried, but if he be married, then the Widow, being the mother or grand- mother of the Duke, is styled, " Her Grace the Duchess Dowager of ." When such relationship does not exist, the widow is styled, " Her Grace [Maria], Duchess of ." [See " Dowager."] As to re-marriage, see " Widows." Duke's Younger Son. LETTERS. Superscription, "The Rt. Hon. Lord [Albert] ," or, "The Lord [Francis] ." Commencement, "My Lord," Conclusion, " I have the honour to be, my Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient and humble Ser- vant." PERSONAL ADDRKSS, "My Lord," or, " Your Lordship. " Duke's Younger Son's Widow, same as Duke's Younger Son's Wife. As to re- marriage, see "Widows." Duke's Younger Son's Wife. LET- TERS. Superscription, " The Lady [Thomas] ." In other respects, as Duke's Daughters. Earl. LETTERS. Superscription, "The Rt. Hon. the Earl of ." In other re- spects same as Baron. Earl's Daughter, same as Duke's Daughter. Earl's Eldest Son bears by courtesy the second title of his father, and is addressed in every respect as a Peer. Earl's Eldest Son's Daughter is by courtesy addressed as if her father were a Peer. Earl's Eldest Son's Son, is by court- esy addressed as if his father were a peer. Earl's Eldest Son's Widow, same as Eldest Son's Wife so long as she remains a widow. As to re-marriage, see "Widows." Earl's Widow, same as Countess if present Earl is unmarried, but if he be married then the widow, being the mother or grand- mother of the Peer, is styled "The Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of ." When such " The Right Hon. Emily], Countess of ." [See "Dowager."] As to re-marriage, see " Widows." Earl's Eldest Son's Wife is addressed as a Peeress. Earl's Wife. See "Countess." Earl's Younger Son same as Baron '.< Younger Son. Earl's Younger Son's Widow, same as Baron s Son's Widow. Earl's Younger Son's Wife, same as Baron's Son's Wife. Esquire. LETTERS. Superscription, "[Edward] , Esq." Commencement, '"Sir." Conclusion, " I am, Sir, Your most obedient Servant." PERSONAL ADDRESS, "Sir," Esquire's Widow. Superscription, "Mrs.," or, "Mrs. [John] ." LET- TERS. Commencement, " Madam." Can- elusion, " I am, Madam, Your most obedient Servant." PERSONAL ADDRESS, " Madam." Governor of Colony. LETTERS. - Superscription, " His Excellency Governor Jones]," or, " His Excellency [Sir John] , Governor of ." In other respects according to rank. Governor of Colony's Wife is by courtesy styled " Her Excellency " only when resident in the Colony under her husbands' governorship. Judge. LETTERS. Superscription, "The Hon. ," or if a Knight, "The Hon. Sir ." Commencement, "Sir." Conclusion, "I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient and humble servant." PERSONAL ADDRESS, " Sir," but when on the P>ench, "My Lord," or "Your Lordship." See also "Lord Chief Justice of England," " Master of the Rolls," " Lord Justice of Appeal," " Lord of Appeal in Ordinary," and " Vice-Chance llors." Judge of County Court. LETTERS. Superscription, " His Honour Judge ." PERSONAL ADDRESS. When on the Bench, "Your Honour." In all other respects as Esquire. [The prefix of " His Honour" is not retained after retirement from office.] Judge of County Court's Wife, same as Esquirt's Wife. Justice of .the Peace. PERSONAL. ADDRESS. When on the Bench, " Your Worship." Knight Bachelor. LETTERS. Super- scription, "Sir [George] ." In other respects same as Baronet. Knight Bachelor's Wife, saw, as Baronet's Wife. Knight of the Bath, same as Knight Bachelor, but adding to the superscription the initials " G.C.B.," or " K.C.B." Knight of the Bath's Wife, same as Baronet's Wife. Knight of the Garter. The initials " K.G." must be added after title. Knight of the Indian Empire, same as Knight Bachelor, but adding to the super- scription the initials "G.C.I. E."or"K. C.I. E." Knight of the Indian Empire's Wife, same as Baronet's Wife. Knight of St. Michael and St. George, same as Knight Bachelor, but adding to the superscription the initials "G.C.M.G.," or "K.C.M.G." Knight of St. Michael and St. relationship does not exist the Widow is styled George's Wife, same as Baronet's Wife