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Description: ARTHUR WELLESLEY WELLINGTON
(1769 - 1852) British general and statesman, called the "Iron Duke", he crushed French forces under Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo. A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p., "Thursday morning", but postmarked Mar. 2, 1815] to the musician, Sir George Smart (1776 - 1867). Only a week after Napoleon escaped from Elba, Wellington arranges a social call: "My dear Sir George If you are disengaged on Sunday - come and spend your day here. The duke dines here... no doubt assist you in Getting home... ". With integral address leaf addressed in Wellington's hand detached. Light toning, usual folds, some losses and tears to address leaf, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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