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Lot 16: Colt, Samuel. Autograph letter signed ("S.C."), 2 pages (10 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 270 x 210 mm.)Platinum House
December 18, 2012
Calabasas Hills, CA, USALive Auction
16. Colt, Samuel. Autograph letter signed with initials (“S.C.”), 2 pages (10 5/8 x 8 ¼ in.; 270 x 210 mm.), “London,” 17March 1853 being a draft of his letter to J. Santhill in Brussels; scattered light spotting.
Colt receives an order from the British Government and wonders whether the Belgian Government will follow suit.
Noting he has sent his nephew to Brussels to work on his much neglected education, Colt turns to business matters.
He writes in part: I enclose you the copy of a note from Mr Newton, which added to what I have before written, is conclusive as to the protection I have in my Belgium patented rights. I want to know in detail what each of the respectable manufacturers of arms at Liege say in answer to the recent instructions I gave reducing my prices for the parts of my arms sent to Belgium to add them in their aparrent [sic] wants. If they should not be wanted there let me know it at once & I will give further directions about them. The British Government having adopted my arms into their service & ordered all I can make induces me...as earley [sic] an answer to the question, whether or not the Belgium Government or the manufacturers at Liege require the parts of arms refired too.
He closes his letter asking his correspondent to let him know that his nephew has arrived safely in Brussels.