Lot 514: Middleton, Charles



2015-09-16 14:07:30

Lot 514: Middleton Charles: (1726-1813) 1St Baron Barham. British Admiral And Politician Who Served In The Napoleonic Wars. L.S., Barham, One Page, 4To, Admiralty, 28Th October 1805, To Sir John Duckworth. Barham, In His Capacity As First Lord Of The Admiralty, Writes 'You Will See From The Public Orders That In Consequence Of The Alteration Which Has Taken Place You Are Now To Proceed With The Superb, Powerful And Acasta (If Ready) To Join Lord Nelson Direct, And That Your Request To Have Your Flag In The Superb Instead Of The Powerful Has Been Acceded To', And Concludes 'You Will However Not Delay Your Sailing Should The Acasta Not Be Ready, As She Can Be Ordered To Follow As Soon As Ready'. With Blank Integral Leaf (Sealed At The Edges To The First Leaf With Tape From A Recent Framing). Some Overall Staining And Mottling, The Text Remaining Completely Legible, And With A Large, Although Neat, Tear To The Lower Half Of The Letter, Only Very Slightly Affecting The Text But Not The Signature. About G Sir John Duckworth (1748-1817) British Vice-Admiral Who Was In Command At The Battle Of San Domingo, The Last Great Fleet Action Of The Napoleonic Wars. Duckworth Was Commander-In-Chief Of The Jamaica Station From 1803-05. Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) British Admiral During The Napoleonic Wars, The Victor Of The Battle Of Trafalgar, 1805. In The Present Letter Duckworth Is Commanded To Sail To Join Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson Off Cadiz. By The Time Of His Arrival On 15Th November, The Battle Of Trafalgar Had Already Been Fought. ] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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