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ADELAIDE‚ Queen. 18572

ADELAIDE‚ Queen.	18572	Envelope only‚ entirely in Queen Adelaide’s hand‚ addressed to her treasurer at Marlborough House. 4 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Adelaide‚ later Queen Dowager (1792-1849)‚ married the Duke of Clarence‚ later King William IV‚ in 1818.

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ALBERT‚ Prince Consort. 18571

ALBERT‚ Prince Consort.	18571	Original Envelope only‚ in the hand of Albert Prince Consort‚ addressed to Major General The Hon Charles Grey in Germany. 3 x 4 inches‚ black borders‚ seal cut out from verso. Postmarks. July 1857. Albert‚ the Prince Consort (1819-61).

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BERESFORD‚ General William Carr. 18588

BERESFORD‚ General William Carr.	18588	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed‚ while serving with the 69th Regiment in Corsica‚ to Augustus Streit at Doyley’s Warehouse in the Strand‚ with the name of Beresford’s London Agent‚ asking to be sent half out a dozen pairs of Boots‚ some Porter and a couple of Cheeses‚ with news of the successful campaign against the French. 1 page 10 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ marked ‘not pd’ and sent by the military 1d concession rate (marking‚ a very early use). In good condition‚ occasional light stains only. Camp before Calvi [Corsica]‚ 9 August 1794. An early campaign letter (at the rare 1d concession rate) by William Carr Beresford (1768-1854)‚ later a Peninsular War general and Marshal in the Portuguese Service. In April 1794 Horatio Nelson entered the harbour at Bastia and bombarded the town. In June British forces landed at Calvi and after several weeks of action the town was finally stormed and captured on 10 August. “We march into Calvi tomorrow morning. With it the French lost their last hold in Corsica. The Island is entirely lost to them.”

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BONAPARTE‚ Joseph. 18581

BONAPARTE‚ Joseph.	18581	Military “Proposition”‚ signed by Joseph Bonaparte‚ and countersigned by seven officers‚ nominating Sergeant Major Jean Mousset to be Second Lieutenant in the 1st Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Regiment of the Line. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ a few minor blemishes where formerly mounted. With a complete typed English translation. At the Camp‚ 6 fructidor an 13 [24 August 1805]. Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844)‚ Napoleon’s elder brother‚ who was King of Spain (1808-1811). This document also records the distinquished service of Sergeant Major Mousset: “... campaign of the years 1792‚ ‘93‚ and the years 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8 and 9‚ with the Armies of the Pyrenees‚ Italy‚ England‚ Holland and the Rhine; a sabre blow to the head on 16 thermidor year 4 [2 August 1796] at the Battle of Castiglione with the Army of Italy; a sabre blow to the right thigh on 13 floreal‚ year 8 [2 May 1800] at Eugen with the Army of the Rhine.”

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BONAPARTE‚ Louis. 18580

BONAPARTE‚ Louis.	18580	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Louis Bonaparte’‚ to General Jean-Girard Lacuee‚ recommending Citizen Bigaud to be employed on the Expedition to Ireland. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ very fine‚ with the bold printed heading of Le Chef de Brigade du 5e Regiment de Dragons. Paris‚ 21 Prairial l’an 8 [10 June 1800]. Louis Bonaparte (1778-1846)‚ brother of Napoleon Bonaparte‚ was made King of Holland in 1806. He abdicated in 1810. His third son‚ Charles Louis Napoleon‚ was Emperor Napoleon III.

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BONAPARTE‚ Lucien. 18579

BONAPARTE‚ Lucien.	18579	Letter Signed ‘Lucien Bonaparte’ as Minister of the Interior‚ addressed to the Land Department at Carcassonne‚ ordering the payment of 2000 francs to Citizen Corbigny‚ “agent extraordinaire charge de l’inspection des grandes routes”. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ Some staining and fading‚ small piece torn from lower left corner. Printed heading. Paris‚ 26 February 1800. With faults‚ but sold as an uncommon autograph. Lucien Bonaparte‚ Prince Français‚ Prince of Canino and Musignano (1775 – 1840)‚ the third surviving son of Carlo Bonaparte and his wife Letizia Ramolino‚ and a younger brother of Napoleon.

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EAST INDIA CONVOY. HMS Leda‚ Madeira‚ 1805. 18554

EAST INDIA CONVOY. HMS Leda‚ Madeira‚ 1805.	18554	Autograph Letter Signed by William Steuart (the content implies he is a Midshipman)‚ to his cousin in Edinburgh‚ about their arrival in Funchal Roads “with a large Convoy of Transports and East Indiamen”‚ joined now by the West India Convoy and a number of named warships. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf bearing Ship Letter London circle‚ mileage marks‚ etc. HM Ship Leda‚ Funchal Roads‚ Madeira‚ 3 October 1805. “... we have been joined here by the West India Convoy & HM Ships Raisonable‚ Malabar‚ Dart‚ Chichester‚ Dolphin & three Brigs‚ we are just getting underway with the Convoy but where we are bound God knows ...” HMS Leda‚ launched in 1800‚ was the lead ship of a successful class of forty-seven British Royal Navy 38-gun sailing frigates. Leda was one of the escorts to a convoy of transports and EIC vessels that were part of the expedition under General Sir David Baird and Admiral Sir Home Riggs Popham that would in 1806 capture the Dutch Cape Colony. They would carry supplies and troops to the Cape‚ and then continue on their voyages. The British fleet‚ including Leda‚ arrived in Table Bay on 5 January 1806 and anchored off Robben Island. Leda supported the landing of the troops.

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FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto. 18574

FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto.	18574	Letter Signed by Fouché as Minister of Police‚ to the Prefect of Rouen‚ about a Royalist placard placed on the Tree of Liberty at Biville‚ ordering him to punish the author. In French. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ printed heading‚ in superb condition‚ with the integral address leaf bearing the cachet of the Minister of Police and the two-line "AFFRANCHI/ PAR ETAT" in red. Paris‚ le 13 Prairial‚ an 8 [2 June 1800]. A great letter: “As a result of a denunciation I am informing you that a Royalist placard was paced on the Tree of Liberty at Biville; that this placard is one of the results of an assembly of fanatics. If these facts are found to be correct‚ punish the author of the placard and prevent the continuation of the assembly. Keep me informed...” The scarce autograph of Napoleon’s Minister of Police‚ Joseph Fouché‚ duc d'Otrante (Duke of Otranto) (1759–1820)‚ who became member of the Convention in 1792. An enthusiastic proponent of de-Christianization‚ and a consummate intriguer‚ he served as Minister of Police (1799–1815).

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GEORGE III. 18553

GEORGE III.	18553	Military Commission‚ Signed ‘George R’ on the third day of his reign‚ appointing Thomas Middleton “to be Captain of an Independent Company of Invalids‚ doing Duty at Tinmouth”. Countersigned by the Earl of Holdernesse‚ with other signatures. Vellum. 16 x 12 inches‚ royal wafer seal affixed‚ folds‚ clean and in very good condition. Given at Our Court at Savile House‚ 27 October 1760. A fine document bearing the rare early signature of King George III (1738-1820‚ reigned 1760-1820). See reference works‚ such as Rawlins: Four Hundred Years of British Autographs‚ p.53‚ for an illustration of this ‘uncommon form’ and a comparison with signatures from later in the reign. George III succeeded to the throne on the death of his grandfather‚ George II‚ on 25 October 1760. Robert D’Arcy‚ Earl of Holdernesse (1718-1778)‚ Secretary of State for the Northern Department. George had not yet moved from his home at Savile House‚ Leicester Square.

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GEORGE III. 18587

GEORGE III.	18587	Original Military Commission‚ signed ‘George R’ by the King upper left‚ appointing Philip Skene to be Captain in the 10th Regiment of Foot. Countersigned by Lord Hillsborough. Vellum 12 x 17 inches‚ without the wafer seal‚ in good sound condition‚ light staining‚ folded. Given at Our Court at St. James’s‚ 29 March 1768. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). Philip Wharton Skene (1725 –1810) was a Scottish officer in the British army‚ New York state "patroon"‚ and a figure in the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolution. He enlisted in the British army in 1739 and saw much action: the Battle of Porto Bello (1739)‚ the Battle of Cartagena de Indias (1741)‚ the Battle of Fontenoy (1745)‚ and the Battle of Culloden (1746). In 1756 he arrived in the British colonies in North America. In February 1757 he was promoted to the command of a company in the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot. He was wounded in Lord Howe's 1758 attack on Fort Ticonderoga. With the encouragement of Lord Amherst he started a small settlement at the head of Lake Champlain‚ purchasing land in the area. In 1762 Skene was sent to the Caribbean and took part in the capture of Havana‚ being the first through the breach into Morro Castle. When his regiment returned to Ireland in 1768‚ Skene transferred to the Tenth Foot‚ and then sold his commission in 1769. In 1770 he became a resident of his new community. Over the next five years he made many improvements to his property‚ such as a road to Salem‚ New York and on to Bennington known as "Skene's Road". He built mills‚ storehouses‚ and boats‚ including the schooner Katherine that later became the USS Liberty when seized by the patriots. See Wikipedia and other sources for his service with Burgoyne and his later biography.

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HOSTE‚ Captain Sir William. 18585

HOSTE‚  Captain Sir William.	18585	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his mother at Godwick Hall‚ Norfolk‚ hoping to return home yet at the same time waiting for opportunities to arise on the Mediterranean station‚ frustrated at remaining at Malta because‚ due to the state of the Amphion‚ “it will be with difficulty I can keep the Sea this winter”‚ referring to George Hoste‚ asking after the children at home‚ describing the “dreadful accident” of the wreck of HMS Athenian with heavy loss of life. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with the address panel (English mileage marks). HMS Amphion‚ Malta‚ 27 October 1806. Captain Sir William Hoste (1780-1828) who entered the navy under Nelson’s patronage. Hoste was one of the great frigate captains of the Napoleonic wars‚ taking part in six major actions‚ including the Battle of Lissa (1811). He tells his mother that he will be writing to his father‚ “as this business of the Amphion being so bad will require some Interest to get me another Ship & I should wish to be employed in the Mediterranean if possible without going home & have a Frigate in my Eye - God bless you my dear Mother‚ remember me to all hands ...”

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MASSENA‚ André‚ duc de Rivoli‚ Marshal of France. 18578

MASSENA‚ André‚ duc de Rivoli‚ Marshal of France.	18578	Letter Signed ‘Massena’‚ with a second signature of Massena on the address leaf‚ to Citizen Gibé‚ a lawyer in Paris‚ wishing to buy land to the value of 200‚000 francs‚ even if it is “un bien national” (confiscated from émigrés) In French. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in superb condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ also in good condition (torn at seal opening only). le 5 messidor an 10 [24 June 1802]. Uncommon. Two signatures of André Massena (1758-1817)‚ duc de Rivoli‚ prince d’Essling‚ Marshal of France‚ who was commander in chief of the French army in Spain (1810-1811).

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NAPOLEON I‚ Emperor of France. 18584

NAPOLEON I‚ Emperor of France.	18584	Letter Signed ‘Napole’‚ to General Clarke‚ Duc de Feltre‚ asking for a memorandum on the Prussian estates which straddle the River Elbe‚ ordering the heads of the provinces which make up the newly formed Kingdom of Westphalia to proceed to Paris “to pay their compliments to their king” [Napoleon’s brother‚ Jerome Bonaparte]‚ and dictating an announcement for the Berlin and Magdeburg papers to the effect that any owners of estates on the left bank of the Elbe are to resign from the Prussian service. In French. 16 lines on 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ fine bold signature ‘Napole’‚ perfect for display. Saint Cloud‚ 4 August 1807. Napoleon I (1769-1821). Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke‚ duc de Feltre (1765-1818)‚ born of Irish parents‚ Minister of War from 1807‚ and Marshal of France. Napoleon came to depend on his authority and he was instrumental in organising the administration and building the Grande Armée in 1811-12.

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NAPOLEONIC WARS. Expeditionary Force against Ferrol‚ 1800. 18561

NAPOLEONIC WARS. Expeditionary Force against Ferrol‚ 1800.	18561	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed by Lieutenant George Kennett‚ Royal Engineers‚ to Lieutenant Gustavus Nicolls‚ Royal Engineers‚ at Sheerness‚ describing “our gallant Expedition”‚ its faults‚ Sir James Pulteney’s command‚ the strong naval force under Sir John Warren‚ looking forward to sharing some fresh Pork‚ “having just killed a Pig”‚ with Nicolls’ brother tomorrow‚ destination Gibraltar‚ etc. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ oval Portsmouth Ship Letter‚ other markings‚ total charge 10d. Economy Transport‚ At Anchor in Vigo Bay‚ 8 September 1800. “... having made a landing near Ferrol in order to attack it but very prudently finding we had gone the wrong way to work‚ the troops were re-embarked‚ set sail and anchored in this Bay...” “It blew a heavy Gale from the Southward on Saturday last‚ The Stag Frigate of 32 Guns Capt Winthrop was driven ashore after cutting away her Masts‚ they burnt her‚ I never in my Life beheld so awful a Sight‚ The Explosion from the blowing up of the Magazine especially.” Nicolls is impressed by the strength of the naval force‚ which he describes‚ and “in fact had we gone a different way to work we must have taken Ferrol. The Information we received was very bad. I do not blame Sir James‚ far from it‚ I think he acted with Prudence. It is our own Ministers I blame for sending their Generals & Troops on such a wild goose Expedition without proper Information.”

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NAPOLEONIC WARS. Sir Ralph Abercromby’s Expeditionary Force‚ 1800. 18560

NAPOLEONIC WARS. Sir Ralph Abercromby’s Expeditionary Force‚ 1800.	18560	Autograph Letter Signed by Lieutenant William D.Nicolls‚ Royal Artillery‚ to his brother Gustavus Nicolls‚ Royal Engineers‚ at Woolwich (forwarded to Sheerness)‚ explaining his progress to the Mediterranean with Sir Ralph Abercromby‚ following new orders received by Sir James Pulteney from England‚ complaining about the diet on board ship‚ asking for letters to be directed to Malta‚ deriding the Portuguese (”a rascally set”). 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ generally in good clean condition‚ seal tear repaired‚ sent Packet Rate Lisbon to Falmouth‚ total endorsed 1s 8d. John Transport‚ Tagus [Portugal]‚ 9 December 1800. “Sir James Pulteney received dispatches from England on the 1st with orders for the 12th & 26th Dragoons together with the detachment of Artillery then at this place to proceed immediately for the Mediterranean to join Genl. Abercromby in consequence of which we embarked on the 4th and expect to sail in the course of a few days...” They had “demolished” all the ducks on board “for want of economy ... and from that time [at Portsmouth] till we arrived at Gibr. we had nothing but our own ship rations to live upon‚ this i should not have cared about had we been on active service but knocking from Tetuan to Cape Spartel and back again was quite insufferable.”

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NAVAL. Blockade of Brest‚ 1799. 18558

NAVAL. Blockade of Brest‚ 1799.	18558	Autograph Letter Signed by Alexander McAdams‚ serving on board HMS Royal Sovereign‚ to Thomas McLelland in Ayr‚ referring to his recent service blockading the French fleet in Brest‚ mentioning allied victories over Bonaparte and “our brave hero Sir Sidney Smith in Egypt”. 2 pp. 11 x 7 inches‚ neatly written‚ in fine condition. Sent at the concession rate of 1d.‚ with the London Paid datestamp (only in use July to December 1799). Countersigned by an officer: “Lt. Maserell‚ R Sovereign”. Torbay‚ 6 October 1799. “... I am just now arrived here from blockading up the Combined fleets in the harbour of Brest‚ where we have been almost these four months past‚ they consisting of Sixty five Sail of the Line. We are in Daily expectation of them coming out which occasions us for to be always out at Sea... ...You have doubtless heard of the Surrender of the Dutch fleet at the Texel & the victory gained over Bounaparte‚ By our brave hero Sir Sidney Smith in Egypt. Which like Victorys I hope will soon put a conclusion to the war...”

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NAVAL. Captain Robert Forkington‚ Royal Marines‚ Cadiz 1799. 18563

NAVAL. Captain Robert Forkington‚ Royal Marines‚ Cadiz 1799.	18563	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed‚ to Charles Cox‚ Agent of Marines‚ London‚ during the Blockade of Cadiz‚requesting him to honor a Draft‚ giving news of the progress of the fleet‚ wishing “for a Speedy and honorable Peace”. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in fine condition‚ with the address leaf (Foreign Office handstamp‚ probably carried on the Lisbon to Falmouth packet service). H.M.Ship Northumberland off Cadiz‚ 1 January 1799. HMS Northumberland (74 Guns) was launched on 2 February 1798. She served in the Egyptian Campaign where Captain Robert Forkington was wounded (13 March 1801). The Northumberland carried Napoleon into captivity on St. Helena in 1815. “I have a pleasant Ship and she has proved a remarkably fine sailer. Sir Roger Curtis having gone through the Straits some days since with the rest of the Fleet‚ the Edgar and ourselves are blocking up the Port of Cadiz‚ and 21 Sail of the Line. This wears a very daring appearance‚ but as we understand the Spaniards are very pacifically disposed towards us we claim no great merit from it‚ nor feel ourselves under any apprehensions.”

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NAVAL. Joseph Souter‚ Prisoner of War‚ Holland‚ 1807. 18559

NAVAL. Joseph Souter‚ Prisoner of War‚ Holland‚ 1807.	18559	Autograph Letter Signed by Joseph Souter‚ of the ship Augustus Caesar‚ to his wife in Deptford‚ describing the events which have led to the crew being “now all Prisoners in the Hands of the Dutch and are now at Present at Luveisten”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf (dusty at folds)‚ faint SHIP LETTER stamp applied‚ total postage endorsed 1s 2d. Provenance: this letter was sold for £288 at Christies‚ London‚ in November 1995. Luveisten [Holland]‚ 25 November 1807. Souter describes “the misfortune that has befallen us”. The British fleet left Copenhagen on 21st October 1807. This included HMS Inflexible (64 Guns)‚ carrying a large amount of stores. The Inflexible collided with the Augustus Caesar‚ carrying away two of her masts. The Augustus Caesar was then driven “under a Dutch Battery & on a Lee shore in a violent Gale of Wind & on the 31 was landed. We have now been Prisoners 25 Days & we dont know how long we may be here as there is no talk of an Exchange.”

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NAVAL. Thomas Peckston‚ Purser‚ Volontaire‚ 1812. 18564

NAVAL. Thomas Peckston‚ Purser‚ Volontaire‚ 1812.	18564	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his wife‚ Mrs. Peckston‚ 95 Castle Street‚ Mahon‚ about the arrival of The Scout‚ the dispatch of an earlier letter‚ expressing his concern and love for her‚ incorporating a three stanza poem to her. 3 pp. 11 x 7 inches‚ in good condition but centrefold almost separated. With a Portsmouth Dock Ship Letter mark‚ and a very fine oval ‘Return’d for Postage’ marking‚ indicating that mail to Mahon had to be prepaid. Endorsed “To the care of L.Hargrave Esq.‚ Consul General”. Volontaire‚ off Marseilles‚ 7 September 1812. An attractive maritime postal history item. The Peckston papers are in the Royal Naval Museum‚ Portsmouth. “The Scout has joined and is going to the Fleet. I have just time to tell you that I sent you a long Letter by our Prize that left us on the 5th by my old messmate Mr. Manico ...” The Volontaire Frigate (40 guns) was a British ship captured from the French in 1806.

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NAVAL. William Francis Bond‚ Midshipman‚ HMS Windsor Castle 1808. 18562

NAVAL. William Francis Bond‚ Midshipman‚ HMS Windsor Castle 1808.	18562	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed by William Francis Bond‚ serving with the naval force at Cadiz‚ to his uncle‚ Captain Bond‚ Seafencibles at Teignmouth‚ describing in detail the negotiations between the Spanish and British admirals‚ the efforts of diplomats‚ the arrival of troops from Gibraltar‚ the turmoil in Cadiz‚ the expectation of the surrender of the French fleet‚ mentioning his previous service under Captain Boyles‚ and much else. 4 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ nicely written and in very good condition‚ torn at seal opening‚ address panel (brought to Plymouth with the official naval mail; verso has a Plymouth Dock 220 mileage mark). Windsor Castle‚ off Cadiz‚ 9 June 1808. Young William Francis Bond makes a mature assessment of the naval and military efforts to encourage the Spaniards to rise against the French invaders: “... little doubt can be entertained of its being particularly favourable‚ several of our ships being within half Gunshot of their Grand Batteries‚ and several Thousand Spaniards waiting on the Beach‚ as we on the following morning learnt‚ to receive the English Army as Friends. Boats from the Town are now permitted to take any refreshments to our Fleet and Army. The Spanish Rear Admiral McDonald who has acceded to all the Articles of the Treaty but one which it is conjectured he will shortly comply with that of delivering up the French Ships of War to us consisting of five sail of the Line and one Frigate ...”

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NEY‚ Michel‚ Marshal of France 18577

NEY‚ Michel‚ Marshal of France	18577	Letter Signed ‘Ney’‚ to General Dutailler‚ informing him that the 3rd Hussars are to be posted to Etaples and the 10th Chasseurs at Montreuil and Neuville‚ asking him to make the necessary preparations for their journeys. In French. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ one or two minor defects only‚ of good appearance with the Marshal’s printed heading. Reiquil‚ 4 thermidor‚ An 13 [23 July 1805]. Uncommon. Marshal of the Empire Michel Ney‚ Duke of Elchingen‚ Prince of Moscow (1769 –1815)‚ known as Marshal Ney.

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PENINSULAR WAR. Edward Thomas Michell‚ Siege of Tarifa‚ April 1812. 18582

PENINSULAR WAR.  Edward Thomas Michell‚ Siege of Tarifa‚ April 1812.	18582	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed‚ to his brother in Gloucester‚ written during the Siege of Tarifa by the French‚ about the prospects of service in North America‚ hopes dashed that Tarifa could be relieved soon from Cadiz‚ and Tarifa garrisoned by Wellington‚ days spent hunting‚ “anxious to shoot a wolf”. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ torn at seal opening only. Ex Willcocks Collection. Tarifa [Spain]‚ 18 April 1812. Brigadier-General Edward Thomas Michell (1787-1841)‚ Royal Artillery‚ was detached from his company at Gibraltar to Spain in 1810‚ and commanded a guerrilla division in the Sierra de Ronda. He was present at many of the major actions in the Peninsular War‚ and in the Anglo-American War (1814-1815). Michell died in Syria in the campaign of 1841. Michell was shot through the shoulder at the Battle of Barrosa on 5 March 1811‚ part of an unsuccessful manoeuvre to break the Siege of Cadiz. The Siege of Tarifa was from the land only‚ as the English fleet commanded the sea‚ and from other letters from the same correspondence it appears that a small quantity of mail to and from the garrison was apparently managed under cover of darkness by small boats from the English ships. This letter was posted at Portsmouth‚ having been carried there by a naval vessel.

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 18568

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	18568	Military Commission‚ signed by the young Queen Victoria upper left‚ appointing Alexander Maclean to be Major of the 3rd. West India Regiment. Countersigned Normanby. Vellum‚ 12 x 16 inches‚ Royal wafer seal affixed‚ folds‚ in particularly fine clean condition. Our Court at Saint James’s‚ 5 November 1840. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837 to 1901).

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 18569

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	18569	Autograph Letter in the third person: ”The Queen has received Sir Wm. Molesworth’s letter of yesterday & entirely approves of Mr. Hinks being appointed to the office of Governor of Barbadoes.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ upper left corner neatly repaired‚ right margin stlightly shaved. Buckingham Palace‚ 6 September 1855. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901). Sir William Molesworth‚ (1810-1855)‚ radical British politician‚ who served in the coalition cabinet of The Earl of Aberdeen from 1853 until his death in 1855 as First Commissioner of Works and then Colonial Secretary. Sir Francis Hincks‚ (1807 –1885)‚ Canadian politician. He was the Co-Premier of the Province of Canada (1851-1854)‚ British Governor of Barbados (1856-1862) and Canadian Minister of Finance (1869-1873).

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 18570

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	18570	Original envelope‚ addressed by Queen Victoria to The Viscount Bridport‚ signed by her as ‘The Queen’‚ lower left. 4 x 5 inches‚ complete with flap‚ black borders‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting. Undated. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18583

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18583	A superb Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wellington’‚ written one week after the Battle of Waterloo‚ to the Austrian general‚ Baron Vincent‚ concerned about the wound he had received during the battle‚ having tried to see him in Brussels on the 19th.‚ awaiting the King and perhaps M. de Talleyrand‚ the allies now blockading Quesnoi and Valenciennes‚ etc. In French‚ with a separate English translation. 1½ pages‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ light fold marks‚ in fine clean condition. Le Cateau‚ 25 June 1815‚ at 11 o’clock in the morning. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). “My dear General‚ I assure you that I have very much regretted your wound and I did all I could to see you on the 19th when I was at Brussels‚ but it was not possible. You will see from my position that our conference is hardly possible at this moment. But I expect the King here tomorrow‚ and perhaps Monsieur de Talleyrand will come with him. We are blockading Quesnoi and Valenciennes‚ the Prussians Landrecy and Maubeuge. The Garrisons are all National Guards. I have sent a summons [to surrender] to Cambray today. I shall forward a copy of my Report on the Battle for Prince Swarzenberg. Yours faithfully and sincerely‚ Wellington.” [translation] The King did indeed arrive at Le Cateau the following day. Baron Karl von Vincent (1757-1834) fought throughout the Napoleonic Wars. He was governor-general of Belgium in 1814‚ and was present at the Battle of Waterloo as an Austrian observer. Published in The Dispatches.

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ZULU WAR. Lord Chelmsford‚ November 1878. 18586

ZULU WAR. Lord Chelmsford‚ November 1878.	18586 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Chelmsford’‚ as Lieutenant General‚ to Mr. Miller‚ about his Lieutenancy “in the Native Contingent we are raising in this Colony”‚ all he has to offer following “a letter from your uncle General Roberts asking me to help you”‚ and hoping to make his acquaintance soon. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ complete but with blemishes‚ first page dust soiled‚ minor tears at folds. PMBurg [Pietermaritzburg]‚ Natal‚ South Africa‚ 15 November 1878. An uncommon autograph. Lord Chelmsford (1827-1905) served throughout the Crimea‚ the Indian Mutiny‚ and the Abyssinian campaign of 1868. He commanded in the Kaffir War of 1878 and in the Zulu War of 1879. Thesiger was promoted to major general in March 1877‚ appointed to command the forces in South Africa with the local rank of lieutenant general in February 1878‚ and in October succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Chelmsford. He brought the Ninth Cape Frontier War to its completion in July 1878‚ and was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in November 1878. In January 1879‚ Sir Henry Bartle Frere‚ a personal friend of Chelmsford‚ advanced against Cetewayo‚ King of the Zulus‚ who at that time were an allied power by treaty with the British Crown. An expeditionary British imperial military force under Chelmsford's command subsequently entered the Zulu Kingdom‚ and was attacked on 22 January 1879 by a large Zulu army at Isandlwana.

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