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Letter from [Henry William] Paget [Later Marquess of Anglesey]

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Paget Letter

1pp.Holograph letter signed   [Henry William] Paget [Later Marquess of Anglesey] mounted together with  steel engraved portrait of Paget by Freeman after Sir Thomas Lawrence 

                                                                                              "? May 20th 1805
Sir,

 I have the honour to sanction  a return of the number of waggons [sic] that will be required to accommodate? the 21st Regt. of Light Dragoons at Woodbridge in case of garrison & I shall be much obliged by your transmitting to me the names of those persons whom waggons will be allotted for that purpose. 
 I have the honor to be your most obedient and humble servant. Paget. "

 

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Field Marshal Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey,  KG GCB. GCH PC  (17 May 1768 – 29 April 1854), styled Lord Paget between 1784 and 1812 and known as the Earl of Uxbridge between 1812 and 1815, at the time of this letter he held the rank of Maj. Gen. 
The 21st. Reg. of Light Dragoons were indeed garrisoned at Woodbridge Barracks in 1805 where a Garrison ball was given by the officers in Jan 1805.

With great aplomb at the Battle of Waterloo he remarked “By God, Sir, I’ve lost my leg.”
To which Wellington replied, with equal restraint: “By God, Sir, so you have.”

Twice Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, he died in 1854 and is buried in Lichfield cathedral.

 

Letter: 8 3/4 x 7" ( 22.2 x 17.8 cm.) Engraving 6 1/8 x3 1/2"   Museum Matted  glazed, gilt-wood frame 14 3/4 x 8 3/4" 
Ref. RY26 (179)/ANN  /r.ando>LNN    PRICE CODE C

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