Lot 355Military – Crimean War – The Duke of...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Military – Crimean War – The Duke of Newcastle, fine autograph letter signed dated Downing Street, November 25th 1854 to General Sir Robert Gardiner announcing that he must reduce Gardiner’s Garrison [in Gibraltar] : ‘…the urgency for reinforcements in the Crimea is so great that we have resolved to send on the 39th without relief – I have written to Sir William Reid to send on a steamer from Malta as soon as any arrives…this reduction of your force will not be permanent. Parliament is to meet in little more than a fortnight and we mean to introduce a bill to enable Militia Regiments to volunteer for Colonial Service – many of our Militia Regiments are now as goods as Regiments of the Line and one will be accepted to replace the 39th in Gibraltar. 4pp 4to in fine condition.

Guide Price: £200.00 - £250.00

(Not sold)

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