Original British Signed Order by Horatio Nelson Dated April 13th, 1796
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. Certainly Great Britain's most famous admiral who presented himself at a time of crisis, who, on three separate occasions, defeated the French fleet and those of France's allies.
The son of a clergyman, Horatio Nelson entered the Royal Navy and received his own command in 1778 at only 20 years of age. His rise to fame was extraordinary; his natural ability to out think his opponents was second to none. In 1798 he obliterated the French fleet at what we now know as the Battle of the Nile, in 1801 he defeated the Danish Fleet at the Battle of Copenhagen but most memorable of all was his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 where he lost his life to a French marksman. England was saved but she lost one of her favorite sons.
What we offer here is a totally authentic and original hand written order signed by HORATIO NELSON that reads as follows:
by Horatio Nelson
In pursuant of directions
from Sir John Jervis, Commander
in Chief etc, etc, etc.
You are hereby required
and directed to put yourself under my
command and to such directions as
you may from time to time receive from
me, for which this shall be your order.
Given in my hand onboard
His Majesty's Ship Agammenon
at Sea the 13th day of April 1796.
Measuring 8" x 12" in excellent condition completely legible with some fold staining.
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