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Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Dalling’ [as Governor of Jamaica, to Captain Elphinstone, later Admiral Lord Keith], about the bearer of dispatches from the Governor of Curacao, quite content that Elphinstone had opened Dalling’s letter “but I wish you had brought the Vessel into Port”

by DALLING, General Sir John

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St. Mary, Jamaica, 29 April 1779. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, fine. General Sir John Dalling (1731-1798), served with the British forces under James Wolfe that participated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign (1758) and captured Quebec from France in 1759. Dalling was Governor of Jamaica from 1777 to 1782 and commander-in-chief of the forces in Madras (Fort St. George), from 1784 to 1786. He was made a colonel of the 60th Foot in 1776 and, having been promoted to lieutenant-general in the army in 1782, he became colonel in the 37th Foot in 1783. He was promoted to full general in 1796.


  • Bookseller: Julian Browning Rare Books & Manuscripts GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 16877
  • Title: Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Dalling’ [as Governor of Jamaica, to Captain Elphinstone, later Admiral Lord Keith], about the bearer of dispatches from the Governor of Curacao, quite content that Elphinstone had opened Dalling’s letter “but I wish you had brought the Vessel into Port”
  • Author: DALLING, General Sir John
  • Book condition: Used
  • Place: St. Mary, Jamaica, 29 April 1779

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