Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 118

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
"I AM DREADFULLY SEA SICK" NELSON, HORATIO. Autograph Letter Signed, "Nelson & Bronte," to Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge ("My Dear Admiral"), requesting that his letter to [the Secretary to the Board of Admiralty Evan] Nepean be sent with the mail on Saturday, confessing to suffering from sea sickness, and reporting that he will sail in the morning. 3/4 page, 4to; faint marginal discoloration from prior matting, folds, remnants of hinging at upper edge verso, docketing verso. Aboard HMS Medusa, 22 August 1801

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"As you make up a packet for Mr. Nepean on Saturday pray put my letter to him in it, I am dreadfully Sea Sick and wish I was on the top of Canterbury Cathedral. I shall sail in the morning, whether the Amazon arrives or not."