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Coote, General Sir Eyre
THREE LETTERS SIGNED, WITH RELATED MATERIAL,
one letter to John Purling (marked "Duplicate") DISCUSSING THE DANGEROUS POLITICAL SITUATION JUST BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF THE SECOND MYSORE WAR ("...It is most certain, that the Marattas have united all their jarring Interests, and even formed an Alliance with Hyder Ally for the purpose of annoying us...") and criticising Warren Hastings, 12 pages, folio, Lucknow, 29 January 1780; the other two to the lawyer John Thomas Batt on his legal affairs, 4 pages, 4to, Wrest Park and Lucknow, 11 December 1775 and 15 November 1782; [with:] 10 letters by Lady Coote to Batt (including one duplicate) on personal, legal and financial matters, 52 pages, 27 February 1780 to 24 October 1791; [also with:] letter signed by William Banton, under sentence of death, to Lady Coote, imploring her to sign a petition for clemency, Newgate, January 1785; two letters by Purling forwarding Batt letters by Coote, and three further items; 12 of the letters retaining address wrappers or panels (19)
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Sir Eyre Coote was one of the greatest British generals in 18th century India, who defeated Hydar Ali (father of Tipu Sultan) at the Battle of Porto Novo in 1781.  

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