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JOHN BURGOYNE
(1722 - 1792) British Major General and playwright who commanded the British expedition from Canada in 1777 in an attempt to divide the colonies in two. A.L.S. "J. Burgoyne" 1p. 4to., "Hertford Street", June 7, [1789] requesting an additional ticket to the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings, who was accused of corruption while Governor General of India. He writes in part, "...A note I just now receive from the Duchess of Portland, as the only apology I can make for an irregular request on my part. The number of persons in the managers box yesterday shewed that the regulation of confining the admission of Clerks to one per manager was enlarged, or that persons had obtained places without your tickets. I would not [illeg.] but if you upon so many examples, you would grant me a ticket for Doctor Goodenough as my second clerk, I am sure you would much oblige that Duchess of Portland as well as myself...". Laid in to a larger sheet, usual folds, otherwise very good.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000

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