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Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) Letter Signed, 16 October 1758.

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$660$550

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) Letter Signed, 16 October 1758.
Single page letter in a secretarial hand, with Pitt's signature. To Captain John Moore (1718-1779), Commander in Chief of His Majesty's ships at the Leeward Islands, sending secret instructions signed by the King (not included) and wishing success with the command. Written in brown ink on laid paper, folds, slight toning of the sheet, and minor foxing, matted and framed, 11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. visible through the mat opening.
During the Seven Years War, William Pitt sent an expedition to wrest control of Guadeloupe and Martinique from the French.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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William Pitt, John Moore, Leeward Islands, Commander in Chief, Guadeloupe, Martinique

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