Original British 1766 Dated Authentic Letter signed by Augustus Keppel, Admiral on the North American Station c.1754
Original Item: One of a kind. This is an original hand written letter to a "JOSHUA SHAYNE," dated September 20th 1766. Admiral AUGUSTUS KEPPEL was effectively Commander in Chief of the British ROYAL NAVY in American waters in the 1750's. Upon retirement he became 1st VISCOUNT KEPPEL. He was born in 1725 and died in 1786 after a glorious Royal Navy Career. There is a lovely typed caption under the letter:
KEPPEL, Augustus, 1st Viscount Keppel (1725-1786). Admiral Commodore on the North American Station in 1754.
Letter to Joshua Shayne approving a draft and welcoming a visit from his correspondent.
Nice framed, matted and glass glazed along with a printed, measuring 19 1/4" W x 16 3/4" H x 3/4" overall.
Ready to display!
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