Signed Manuscript Letter as Commander in Chief of the British Army
(1793) informing a Major Alexander Hume that he has been appointed to a post in
the Scotch Brigade. Framed with an engraving of Amherst to an overall size of
On a letter signed and dated in 1801, the decorated Admiral and flag
captain of Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson's ship HMS Vanguard at the Battle of the
Nile sends warm congratulations to a friend on the birth of his newborn child.
He signs a manuscript letter (1811) authorizing reassignment of some
high-ranking French officers from Naples, but warns that the King of Naples (his
brother in law, Murat) may soon have too few officers in his service.
As King of France he signed this military appointment of a lieutenant of
naval artillery on December 12, 1818. On verso is a confirmation of the
appointment, signed by the Duke of Angouleme as Admiral of France one month
later. In 1830, the Duke would reign for 20 minutes as Louis XIX.Special
American Revolutionary War-dated ALS as Master of the Ordnance,
praising an injured naval officer who "in so short a time revives the
Recollection of what English Seamen were". From the name of the captured enemy
vessel, we can infer the hero praised herein: Captain (later Admiral) John
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