Manuscript 'Duplicate' letter, signed by Byam and Taylor, to the widow of Brigadier General Crofton Vandeleur, Commander of HM Troops on the island of Antigua, expressing 'Respect, and Gratitude'.

[Edward Byam, President of the Council; John Taylor, Speaker of the Assembly; Brigadier General Crofton Vandeleur (d.1806), Commander of HM Troops; Antigua, West Indies, 1807]
Publication details: 
Antigua [West Indies]. 20 April 1807.
SKU: 13601

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition on aged paper, with 2 cm closed tear. Addressed to 'Mrs Crofton Vandeleur' and dated 'Antigua April 20th 1807.' Headed 'Duplicate', and in a neat secretarial hand, but with the genuine signatures of 'Edward Byam | President of the Council' and 'Jno. Taylor | Speaker of the Assembly'. The document begins: 'In Compliance with the Resolutions of the Council, and Assembly, of this Island, We have the Honour to transmit to You, the inclosed Extract from the Journals of the two Houses on the 26th of last Month, expressive of the Respect, and Gratitude which they entertain of the Zeal, and Attention of the late Brigadier General Vandeleur, to the Defence of this Colony in Times of imminent Danger [...]'.