[Napoleon]. Hudson Lowe Autograph Letter Signed "
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Description[Napoleon]. Hudson Lowe Autograph Letter Signed "H. Lowe". Three pages (of a bifolium), 8" x 9.75", London; April 17, 1824. In this letter, written to an unnamed recipient some three years after the death of Napoleon on St. Helena, when Lowe was serving as governor of the island, Lowe refers to a report that he had written in 1814. His letter, in part, states "Amongst the first Papers delivered to you I believe to have left the Copy of a Paragraph in one of my original Reports...which was omitted in the published Copy of that Report.... I was perfectly aware this [disposition] was too prevalent at the Great Head Quarters and therefore resolved not to bury my Sentiments in a private Communication alone. The above Report was dated 28 th feby 1814. My next was forwarded to Earl Bathurst (the first that came direct from France) .... I received instructions afterwards not to send any reports direct to England but forward the whole to the Great Head Quarters."
Condition: Letter is inlaid to thick paper; usual folds, slight weakening at crease; otherwise good. Stray ink stains and pencil markings.
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