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Marlborough, John Churchill, First Duke Marlborough (1650-1722) Secretarial Document Signed, 9 May 1711.

Auction:
2891T
Lot:
1067
Sold for:
$234$190

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2891T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Marlborough, John Churchill, First Duke Marlborough (1650-1722) Secretarial Document Signed, 9 May 1711. Double folio laid paper bifolium, inscribed over four pages. The manuscript details the proceedings of the General Court Martial in four different cases: Jonathan Hawes, found guilty of desertion and sentenced to death; Peter Anderson and Thomas Rowley, guilty of desertion but recommended for pardon; and Ralph Nicols, accused of killing a fellow soldier, found not guilty. Slightly browned, with two splits at the folds, three words lost through ink corrosion, in a double-glazed frame with a portrait of Marlborough, 14 x 11 1/4 in.
Estimate $300-500


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Peter Anderson, Thomas Rowley, John Churchill, Jonathan Hawes, Ralph Nicols, Duke Marlborough, Court Martial, Duke of Marlborough, Folio, Marlborough

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