[Rear-Admiral Edward O’Bryen, Royal Navy officer prominent in the Nore Mutiny and Battle of Camperdown.] Four Autograph Signatures cut from the conclusion of four letters, with some surviving text, including part of a prayer.

Rear-Admiral Edward O’Bryen (c.1753-1808), Royal Navy officer who played a prominent part in the Nore Mutiny and Battle of Camperdown
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For information about this brave and gallant man, who offered himself to be hanged in place of his fellow officers during the Nore Mutiny, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. The presence of these four items together may indicate a Victorian autograph dealer as the source, or perhaps a family member wishing to distribute keepsakes. Some with tantalizing fragments of surviving text. All four in good condition, some with fold lines. ONE: 14.5 x 6.5 cm. On one side: ‘[...] Ever your truly obliged and / Affectionate Friend / Edward O’Bryen’. On other side: ‘[...] of the Lord with dutiful & [...] / [re]signation to his Almighty Will! [...] / [...] stay me, yet will I trust in Him [...] / [...] the Compassionate Father, who m[...] / [...] [J]udgment with Mercy & alleviate [...]’. TWO: 11 x 5.5 cm. On one side: ‘[...] I remain / Yours truly grateful / & very affectionate / Edward O’Bryen’. On other side: ‘[...] I have a few more Paragraphs for you; & will endeavour to seize on as many Bons [sic] Bons as may come [...]’. THREE: 13 x 4 cm. On one side: ‘[...] & most affectionate / Edward O’Bryen’. On other side: ‘[...]aminton till We should [...] / [...] answer to a Letter to be [...] / [...] that Night’s Post - Therefore [...]’. FOUR: 12 x 4 cm. On one side: ‘[...] believe me ever / Your most affectionate / Edward -’. On the other side: ‘[...] darling [evermore?] [...] / How ardently I long for [...]’.