Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 32
 

32

EARLY NELSON AND DESPARD, 1780<br/><br/>John Dalling,...

EARLY NELSON AND DESPARD, 1780

John Dalling, Governor of Jamaica, reports on the reduction of the important fort and post on the river St. John. Report follows from Captain Polson which praises part played by Captain Nelson, then of the Hinchinbrooke…He was the first on every service whether by day or by night. There was scarcely a gun fired but was pointed by him or Lieutenant Despard, Chief Engineer, who has exerted himself on every occasion.

52 cms on the Front Page of the Glasgow Mercury, for 20-27 July 1780.

Estimated at £300 - £500


 
EARLY NELSON AND DESPARD, 1780

John Dalling, Governor of Jamaica, reports on the reduction of the important fort and post on the river St. John. Report follows from Captain Polson which praises part played by Captain Nelson, then of the Hinchinbrooke…He was the first on every service whether by day or by night. There was scarcely a gun fired but was pointed by him or Lieutenant Despard, Chief Engineer, who has exerted himself on every occasion.

52 cms on the Front Page of the Glasgow Mercury, for 20-27 July 1780.