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Lot #313
Duke of Wellington

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British soldier and statesman (1769–1852) who earned immortality for his stunning defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and who later served in the British government, including a brief tenure as Prime Minister. ALS signed “Wellington,” one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, July 21, 1811. Wellington writes to the Judge Advocate General regarding the court martial of a Lieutenant Kelly in the 40th Regiment, noting his “good conduct as an officer,” and mentions “His Royal Highness the Prince Regent.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds (separations, one with archival reinforcement) and light scattered soiling, staining, and handling wear. The signature is clean and unaffected by any faults. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008