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Sir Richard Williams, Colonel Commandant of the Royal Marines.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R. Williams') to his agent, describing plans for 'about 5000 Spaniards and the two Battalions of Marines' to attack 'Guetania' [i.e. the rock of Gitaya].

Sir Richard Williams (1764-1839), KCB, Colonel Commandant of the Royal Marines [The Peninsular War; Napoleonic Wars; British Army]

Editorial: 'H. M. Ship Queen | off Castro Castro-Urdiales Spain'. 17 September, 1812
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1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with one short closed tear along a crease line. Docketted on reverse: 'Majr Williams | 17 Sept 1812'. The letter begins with a paragraph of instructions regarding the payment of a sum of money to his sister. The final paragraph reads: 'This Batt. is at present in the Queen for a passage to Guetania which place we are going to attac [sic] with about 5000 Spaniards and the two Battalions of Marines - our own Trooper is full of Spaniards.' He concludes by sending his best regards to the recipient's father. The artillery companies of both battalions held the area opposite the rock of Gitaya until ordered to re-embark on 20 September. N° de ref. de la librería 15699

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Título: Sir Richard Williams, Colonel Commandant of ...

Editorial: 'H. M. Ship Queen | off Castro Castro-Urdiales Spain'. 17 September

Año de publicación: 1812

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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