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QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MANUSCRIPT ENDORSMENT SIGNED 09/16/1867 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY THOMAS LOWRY-CORRY - HFSID 82298

QUEEN VICTORIA She approves the request of Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry, First Lord of the Admiralty, to commute the sentence of a Royal Marine and to punish him only with loss of a year's seniority. Manuscript Endorsement signed: "App'd/Victoria Reg" meaning "Approved by Queen Victoria". 1 page, 4¼x12½.

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QUEEN VICTORIA
She approves the request of Henry Thomas Lowry-Corry, First Lord of the Admiralty, to commute the sentence of a Royal Marine and to punish him only with loss of a year's seniority.
Manuscript Endorsement signed: "App'd/Victoria Reg" meaning "Approved by Queen Victoria". 1 page, 4¼x12½. Admiralty House, London. 1867 September 16. Also signed "H Corry". In full: "Mr. Corry with humble duty submits to Your Majesty the sentence of a Court Martial held at the Royal Marine Barracks at Woolrich on the 10th September 1867 for the trial of Lieutenant Robert Dundas Duncan Jervis, Royal Marines, first for being drunk and disorderly and riding in a reckless manner along a footpath on Woolrich Common and secondly for breaking his arrest. The prisoner was found fully and honorably acquitted of the first charge, but found guilty of breaking his arrest. For this offence he was sentenced to be cashiered, but the Court in consideration of his youth and inexperience and of certain mitigating circumstances in his case, earnestly recommended him for merciful consideration In this recommendation Mr. Corry fully concurs, and most humbly submits to Your Majesty that the sentence of cashiering be requited, but in the loss of one year's seniority." Folded on verso with 3 red wax seals. QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837 (her coronation ceremony was held the following year). She ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since, although Queen Elizabeth II, crowned in 1953, may best that record. Victoria's 63-year reign (1837 until her death in 1901) endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. Her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840, was an able political figure himself, the Queen's close advisor until his death in 1861. The royal pair had nine children - four sons and five daughters. Victoria's reign was celebrated with two jubilees, honoring her 50 and 60 years on the throne. Britain was the world's greatest power during her reign, and she became Empress of India in 1877. By the time of her death, most of Europe's thrones were occupied by blood relatives of Victoria. HENRY THOMAS LOWRY-CORRY (1803-1873) was a Member of Parliament for County Tyrone from 1825 until his death. After serving in several other Admiralty offices, he became First Lord of the Admiralty under Prime Ministers Derby and Disraeli (1867-1868). Heavily soiled. Heavily toned. Surface creases. Corners worn and creased. Faint stains on bottom half. Wax stamps on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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