[Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton], Count Hamilton, Jacobite memoirist.] Autograph Signature ('Anthoine [sic] Hamilton') and Note to vellum receipt for sum spent 'pour mes appointements de cappitaine au Regimant D'Hamilton' during 1675 campaign.

Author: 
Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton] (c.1644-1719), Count Hamilton in the French nobility, Irish Jacobite courtier in France, author of the celebrated 'Memoirs of the Count de Grammont'
Publication details: 
[France. 1675.]
£650.00
SKU: 21172

The context is explained in Hamilton's entry in the Oxford DNB: 'Anthony Hamilton joined his brother George in France in 1667, and was given a captain's commission in the French army. In 1671 he and his younger brother Richard joined a regiment of foot which George raised in Ireland for the service of Louis XIV. They served in the Franco-Dutch War of 1672–8.' On 12 x 19 cm piece of vellum. In good condition, with spike hole and bottom corners snipped. Entire document in French. The main text consists of ten lines of text in a stylized secretarial hand, with Hamilton's split signature at the bottom: the word 'Anthoine' being at the bottom left, and the word 'Hamilton' at bottom right. Autograph description by Hamilton on the reverse: 'Pour servir de quittance de la somme de quatre cens cinquante livures pour mes appointements de cappitaine au Regimant D'Hamilton pandant les six mois de campagne de lannée 1675'.