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by Waddington's
December 12, 2012, 7:00 PM EST | Toronto, ON, CA    Live Auction

Lot 195: 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 (35 views)

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
Estimate: CAD2,000 - CAD3,000
Description: 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.
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Lot 195: 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
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