Lot 506: Frederick

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Lot 506: Frederick: (1763-1827) Duke Of York & Albany, Son Of King George Iii. Commander-In-Chief Of The Forces 1795-1809, 1811-27. A.N.S., Frederick, At The Foot Of An A.L.S. H. Taylor By Herbert Taylor, One Page, Folio, Head Quarters, 28Th October 1799, To Lieutenant Colonel Anstruther, Deputy Quarter Master General. Taylor Informs His Correspondent 'In Consequence Of The Great Hardships & Fatigues Sustained By The Troops, I Am Directed By The Commander In Chief To Desire That You Will Issue To The Several Regiments, The Shoes Received From England At The Rate Of One Dollar For Each Pair' And Continues 'I Am Further Directed By H.R.H. To Authorize You To Issue Two Hundred Pairs Of Shoes To The Crew Of His Majesty'S Ship Isis As A Donation'. The Duke Of York Has Penned A Note At The Foot Stating, In Full, 'I Certify That The Orders Above Mentioned Was Given Verbally By Me To Colonel Anstruther About The 9Th Or 10Th October After The Retreat From Alkmaar'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Some Minor Age Wear And Toning, About Vg Herbert Taylor (1775-1839) British Lieutenant-General, Assistant Secretary And Aide-De-Camp To The Duke Of York. Taylor Later Served As Private Secretary To King George Iii 1805-11 And Treasurer To Queen Charlotte 1817-18. Robert Anstruther (1768-1809) Scottish General Who Served During The French Revolutionary And Napoleonic Wars. The Duke Of York'S Second Field Command Was With The Army Sent For The Anglo-Russian Invasion Of Holland In August 1799. Following The Duke'S Arrival With The Main Body Of The Army, A Number Of Disasters Befell The Allied Forces, Including Shortage Of Supplies. On 17Th October 1799 The Duke Of York Had Signed The Convention Of Alkmaar, By Which The Allied Expedition Withdrew After Giving Up Its Prisoners. After This Ineffectual Campaign, Frederick Was Mocked, Perhaps Unfairly, In The Rhyme The Grand Old Duke Of York.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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