DALRYMPLE (General Sir Hew Whitefoord, 1750-1830, Governor of Gibraltar 1806-1808)

Printed Note signed, with manuscript details, allowing "Mr. Brown & Servant to pass Waterport and Ragged Staff Gates, for the purpose of embarking and disembarking, to continue Thirty Days", signed also 'J L Walsh', Town Major, 1 side oblong 8vo., Head-Quarters, Gibraltar, 25th August laid down

Dalrymple was ordered to succeed Sir Harry Burrard as Sir Arthur Wellesley's superior officer in Portugal on 7th August 1808. It was Dalrymple who signed the agreement to allow the French to retire after Wellesley's victory over Junot, whereupon all three generals were ordered back to London. They were exonerated by a majority verdict, and for the moment Portugal was left in peace.

Item Date:  1807

Stock No:  14588      £60

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