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Lot 197

(French and Indian War) Keppel, Augustus (1725-86) 1st Viscount Keppel; British naval officer; commander of the Grand Fleet during the American Revolution. Military Document Signed ("A. Keppel"), Office of Ordnance, Kingston, Jamaica, September 21, 1762, 1 page, 7 x 9 inches. Signed one month after Keppel served as second-in-command during the capture of Havana, the last major operation of the French and Indian War (or Seven Years War), as part of England's offensive to punish Spain for entering the war in support of France. The document is a bill of exchange, addressed to "…the Principal Officers of His Majesty's Ordnance in the Tower, London," seeking 100 pounds sterling "for Defraying the Expenses and Carrying on the Current Service of Your office at this Place…." Endorsed at left center by Keppel; some show-through from endorsements on verso. Scarce.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.

Realized $288

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