Autograph Letter Signed ('Jno Colpoys') from Admiral Sir John Colpoys, Governor of Greenwich Hospital, to James Sykes Jnr, regarding arrangements following the death of 'Poor Georgina'.

Admiral Sir John Colpoys (c.1742-1821), Governor of Greenwich Hospital [Spithead Mutiny, 1797]

Editorial: 3 June, 1800
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12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium, with the reverse of the second leaf carrying the address ('J. Sykes Esqr: | 22 Arundel Street | Strand', with two postmarks and docketing by Sykes. Nineteen lines. Text clear and complete. On aged paper, with wear to second leaf. Sykes 'will not be surprized to hear' that on the previous day 'Poor Georgina [.] paid the Great Debt'. Colpoys has arranged for her funeral to be 'conducted - in a Decent Private manner', and for her to be buried 'in the Parish of Kensington where she Died - Mr. Fenwick - An Apothecary & a relation of her Mothers will have the Directing of it'. Sykes was a partner, with his father, in a naval agency and banking house, and Colpoys will be giving Fenwick an order on the house 'for the Amount of the Expenses'. Colpoys's signature would appear to read 'JHo. Colpoy's'. Colpoys is remembered for ordering his officer's to open fire on the men during the Spithead Mutiny. N° de ref. de la librería 9628

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Editorial: 3 June

Año de publicación: 1800

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