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    Charles Cornwallis Autograph Letter Signed ALS "Cornwallis", one page, 7" x 9", Brome, October 23, 1795, with routine business content regarding disposition. In part: "I would at all events have you discharge the amount of the Draft and place the sum to my account." The usual mail folds are present; with light soiling, otherwise near fine.

    It was under Cornwallis' command that the British forces surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. After returning to England, he was later appointed governor-general and commander in chief in India in 1789. His service in India did much to restore his reputation and he was awarded the title of Marquis in 1792.


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    February, 2008
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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