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    Charles, Lord Cornwallis Autograph Letter Signed, "Cornwallis". One page, 7.25" x 8" (sight), September 21, 1771, Culford. Cornwallis apologizes to the unknown recipient for his troubles in resolving a business matter and promises a swift and satisfactory resolution. In part: "You may depend on my doing every thing in my power to settle it to your satisfaction. I am very sorry that you had so much trouble about it." The letter is attractively framed with a hand-tinted engraving of Cornwallis (24.5" x 17" overall).

    Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in the American Revolutionary War. His 1781 defeat by a combined American-French force at the Siege of Yorktown is generally considered the end of the war, as the bulk of British troops surrendered with Cornwallis, although minor skirmishes continued for two more years. Later, Cornwallis served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and two terms as governor general of India. Culford Park was the Cornwallis family's country house. Folds and two small tears on the left side, else fine.


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