Lot 25
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Marlborough, John Churchill, 1st Duke of.

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Description

  • Autograph letter signed, to the Duke of Ormonde
  • ink on paper
written in the year of Blenheim, on military affairs including promotions, placements for Irish service, and the renaming of a regiment ("...Brigadier Ross acquaints mee that your Grace has given your Consent to his Redg.ts having the title of Royale Dragoons of Ireland..."), 3 pages, 4to, 22 February 1703/4, docketed on final blank, some repairs, remains of guard

Catalogue Note

The recipient of this letter, James Butler, Second Duke of Ormonde, was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The regiment mentioned, Ross's Dragoons, saw action at Blenheim, later became the 5th Royal Irish Lancers, and was eventually disbanded after World War I.
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