BARROW (Sir John, 1764-1848, Secretary of the Admiralty)

Fine Autograph Letter signed to Sir Graham HAMOND (1779-1862, Admiral of the Fleet) saying that he has "laid before my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty your letter of the 7th December ... enclosing on from Commodore Mason, on the subject of the storehouses at Valparaiso. I am commanded by their Lordships to signify their direction to you to cause one store only to be continued until further orders ...", 1 side folio, Admiralty, 9th March

After seeing action as a junior officer at the Glorious First of June and then at the Battle of Toulon, Hamond commanded the fifth-rate HMS Blanche at the Battle of Copenhagen during the French Revolutionary Wars. He became Commander-in-Chief of the South American Station, with his flag in the third-rate HMS Spartiate, in September 1834

Item Date:  1836

Stock No:  39681      £200

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