Silver, Glass and Ceramics

December 12, 2012

LOT 195
Commander Alexander Dobbs to Commodore Sir James L. Yeo, 17th August, 1814
  • Commander Alexander Dobbs to Commodore Sir James L. Yeo, 17th August, 1814
  • Commander Alexander Dobbs to Commodore Sir James L. Yeo, 17th August, 1814

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Commander Alexander Dobbs to Commodore Sir James L. Yeo, 17th August, 1814

report written at the ‘Head Quarters before Fort Erie’ four days after the Seige of the Fort: “the forty Seamen [were so anxious] to join us that they actually marched from Fort George to this place in one day, a distance of 32 miles requesting the officers not to stop them on the road” “General Drummond having determined to attack Fort Erie and having expressed a wish for the assistance of the (navy) instantly offered to lead them on the assault...we were soon in the thick of it, I was knocked down close to the Fort...the brave men...never left ‘till an explosion...drove all out..our loss has been very severe...I fear a number of the [missing] were blown up’. on laid paper watermark dated 1813
12.8" x 16" — 32.5 x 40.6 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $3,936
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?