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Lot #164
John Graves Simcoe

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British Army general (1752-1806) who served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796; during the Revolutionary War, he saw action during the Siege of Boston, at the Battle of Brandywine, and in New Jersey. ALS signed “J. G. Simcoe, Lt. General,” one page, 6.75 x 9.5, June 27, 1805. Letter issued from his headquarters at Exeter, in part: "I hereby certify that the Royal First Regiment of Devon Yeomaning Cavalry commanded by Colonel Lord Rolle assembled with my consent and did military duty in the following manner:—Three Troops in Exeter or its neighbourhood on Monday the 29th of April last, for seven consecutive days—one Troop at Cullompton May the 6th for seven days…and the whole Regiment at Tiverton & Cullompton for four days; making in the whole, including the day they marched, eleven days instead of ten, as first proposed." In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, and small areas of paper loss affecting one word of text.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #531 - Ended July 11, 2018

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