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John Burgoyne

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John Burgoyne

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Auction Date:2018 Jul 11 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
British army officer, politician, and dramatist (1722-1792) best known for his role in the American Revolution, where he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to American troops on October 17, 1777. Desirable ALS signed “J: Burgoyne,” one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.25, October 14, 1789. In full: "I have the honour to enclose the application of Lord Napier Major to the King's own regiment for leave to dispose of his Commission which he purchased. I request you, Sir, at the same time to lay before the King my humble recommendation for the succession thorough the regiment, as subjoined; assuring the Majesty that there is not one of the officers concerned who is not highly worthy his Royal notice: They are all likewise the seniors of their respective ranks in the regiment, & the new Ensign is particularly recommended to me by Lord Sydney. The several certificates according to the regulation are sent herewith. Permit me to take this opportunity to return you my thanks for your obliging manner of forwarding my late recommendation to the Chaplaincy." In the lower left of reverse, Burgoyne lists the aforementioned "Recommended Succession." Includes an ALS from George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, signed "Dunk Halifax," one page, 7.5 x 9.5, June 26, 1770, in part: "As I am informed that Lieut: Col: Barton is about to dispose of his Lieutenant Colonely of General Carpenters light Dragoon I shall think myself infinitely obliged to your excellency, if you would be so good as to permit my nephew Lieut: Col: Burgoyne…to be the Purchaser." In fine condition. Accompanied by an engraving of Burgoyne.