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Lot 45: 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed

Presidential Election Auction - Early American History Auctions

by Early American

October 29, 2016

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

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  • 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed
  • 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed
  • 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed
  • 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed
  • 1786 Revolutionary War British Admiral RICHARD HOWE Autograph Letter Signed
   
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Admiral of the British Navy Fleet RICHARD HOWE
RICHARD HOWE, 1st EARL HOWE (1726-99). Admiral of the British Fleet during the American Revolutionary War, one of the most famous Admirals in British history.
August 8, 1786-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed, "Howe," 2 pages, octavo, measuring 7.25" x 9.25", Choice Extremely Fine. Written to Lord Syney and concerning a naval appointment,it mentions "Mr. (William) Pitt" also mentions an assassination attempt made on the King! This exceptional, high quality and beautifully penned Letter reads, in part:

"... It was always my intention, my Lord...that Lord vere's son should be put on board Sir Richd. Bickerton's ships; recommend to the Commodore's favourable notice as you desired... the answer to be made to him on that point [a lieutenant's commission] must be collected from your own inclinations, and those of Mr. Pitt..." Howe also mentions an assassination attempt made on the King: "... My surprise on hearing of the attempt on the King's Life, was very great: Not at the presence of mind he possessed, nor the extent of his compassionate feelings which I believe equal to any occasion...".
RICHARD HOWE, known as "Black Dick." With his brother, William Howe, who Commanded British Land Forces during the American Revolutionary War, attempted a reconciliation with the Americans.

When a new Peace Commission was appointed in 1778, he resigned his commission and would not accept another command until March 1782, when Lord North's government fell. Richard Howe was one of the most famous Admirals in British history.

Military historians consider his 1794 victory over the French at The Battle of the Glorious First of June ranks with Quiberon Bay, The Nile, Trafalgar, Jutland, and probably the Spanish Armada.

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