MAJOR HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SALE
21st MAY 2013
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LOT 4 - Maritime – Vice Admiral Sir John Gore Tetchy...
Maritime – Vice Admiral Sir John Gore tetchy autograph letter signed to Sir James Graham at the Admiralty dated January 26th 1831 complaining that he had been overlooked for the command in the Mediterranean: ‘...I may probably have not right to question the ‘political considerations which have influenced the cabinet’ to set me aside but I have a right to assert that no officer can execute the orders he may receive with more zeal and fidelity than I should have done...’ Together with a copy of an autograph letter signed by Graham giving his reply and a similar dated the following August stating that the West India station would not be available for appointment for at least 15 months and expressing his disappointment after Gore had turned down the East India command : ‘...having disappointed you with respect to the Mediterranean Command I was anxious to offer you the next which was at my disposal...’ together with related correspondence.
Guide Price: £70.00 - £100.00
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