28th Aug, 2020 13:15

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

 
  Lot 1333
 

AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALGIERS ALONG WITH ANOTHER

EARLY 19TH CENTURY DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE BOMBARDMENT OF ALGIERS,
dated 28th October 1816, from the Borough of Berwick upon Tweed, enfranchising Sir Daniel Milne as a Burger of the city, on velum, 40cm x 46cm, with wax seal, along with another document addressed to Milne, date 1786, with wax seal

 

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Sold for £70
Estimated at £60 - £80


Condition Report

The first insrcribed:


'We the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgerses of the Borough of Bewick upon Tweed in Guild this day assembled having taken into our serious consideration the honor and great respect which are justly due from us to Sir Daniel Milne Knight Commander of the most honourable military order of the Bath and and Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet for the gallantry and zeal displayed by him as Second in Command in the late glorious victory over the Dey of Algiers which was the happy means of putting a final period to Christian slavery, have thought fit to enfranchise and make him a free burgers of this corporation and we do accordingly order his name to be inserted on the roll of burgereses...'


The second more indistinct, though again looks to be concerning burgh matters

 
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