Lot 888: Nelson Horatio

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Lot 888: Nelson Horatio: (1758-1805) British Admiral During The Napoleonic Wars, The Victor Of The Battle Of Trafalgar, 1805. A Fine L.S. Nelson & Bronte, Two Pages, Folio, Victory At Sea, 11Th June 1805, To Rear Admiral Alexander Cochrane Of Hms Northumberland. Nelson Writes, In Full, ''Having Ordered Captain Tobin To Receive The Black General And Servant Named In The Margin [Joseph Chretien And Petit Desiree] On Board The Northumberland And Victual Them The Same As His Ship'S Company 'Till An Opportunity Of Sending Them To Jamaica, In The Very First Vessel Of War Going There, And To Be Borne As Supernumeraries For Victuals Only As Above. I Have Given The Said Black General A Letter For Rear Admiral Danes Which He Is Directed To Deliver To Him Personally, In Order That Himself And Servant May Be Sent To St. Domingo As Early After Their Arrival At Jamaica As Possible'. With Blank Integral Leaf. An Attractive, Clean Letter With A Good, Bold Example Of Nelson'S Signature. Vg Alexander Cochrane (1758-1832) British Admiral Of The Napoleonic Wars. Little Appears To Be Known About The Black General Joseph Chretien, Although Nelson Did Make A Further Reference To Him In A Letter Of 19Th April 1805 Sent To William Marsden (1754-1836) English Orientalist, First Secretary Of The Admiralty. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £2000 - 3000
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