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Lot 276

Cornwallis, Charles, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) British Army officer and colonial administrator, best known for surrendering to American and French forces at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, which ended major fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Peace negotiations began in 1782, and on September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, formally recognizing the United States as a free and independent nation. Autograph letter signed ("Cornwallis"), one page, 9¼ x 7¼ in., Chatham, March 15, 1771. To "Dear Turner," "…I am much obliged to you about the 200£, I hope it is not inconvenient for you. I must insist on executing the bond immediately, you may send it down by Ward. I was very anxious to make him Qr Master, Fielding will succeed him, I shall then have rewarded my three best serj:s. You shall certainly have Celler's company, Burnett will be glad of the Light Infantry, we have profited by the late mild weather. Lady Cornwallis sends her best Comp:s to you…." Cornwallis was Colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot from 1766 until 1805. Letter has been backed for conservation; toning and soiling; one closed vertical tear runs through the first "l" in "Cornwallis." Accompanied by an engraving.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.

Realized $600

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