Duke of Wellington handwritten signed letter

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  • A handwritten, signed letter from the celebrated English military leader and Prime Minister the Duke of Wellington.

Sir Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington, was an astute and successful commander of the British Army at a time when Europe needed it most.

Through his insightful leadership of British and allied forces, he defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

The 'Iron Duke' died a veteran of some 60 battles across the Empire, a leading statesman and twice a British Prime Minister. 

A handwritten letter on a 7.75 x 12.25 cm sheet, both sides, dated 3rd October 1811.

The letter refers to a letter of complaint Wellington received on the 28th September, regarding misconduct of "certain persons employed by British Army".

Signed clearly as 'Wellington' at the close.

With one horizontal fold and a tear to the left edge, otherwise in fine condition.

Comes complete with a full printed transcript of the handwritten text.

Provenance: ex Stanley Gibbons.

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