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    Bunker Hill: Capt. Henry Marr Manuscript Letter Signed "Henry Marr," 1.5 pages, 7.25" x 9.25". No place, circa 1785-1793. "To the Right Honorable Sir George Young [sic, Yonge], Secretary at War." Henry Marr of His Majesty's 47th (or Lancashire) Regiment of Foot states his case to be promoted to Major. Marr writes that he "entered a Volunteer in His Majesty's 44th Regiment in March 1755, then at Alexandria on their March to Fort Duquesne, under the Command of Major-General Braddock,...at the Engagement at the Monongahila, and there wounded...at Quebec under the Command of Major General Wolfe and the following Campaign in the Conquest of all Canada...at the Action and Storming the Redoubt on Bunkers Hill the 17th June 1775 and served during the course of two long Wars in America..." The troops defending Nassau were frequently changed, but at the time of the completion of Fort Charlotte, Nassau, Bahamas, in 1789, the town was garrisoned by ten companies of the 47th (Lancashire) Regiment of Foot. Inscribed on a tomb at Christ Church Cathedral in Nassau is "Major Sir Henry Marr of the 47th Regiment of Foot who died 29th November 1793 aged 58." Not only did he get promoted, but he was knighted as well! Lightly toned, the letter is in fine condition.

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