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Manuscript Document British Occupation of Havana Cuba September 1762.
Havana: British Army, 1762. Handwritten. Very Good. No Binding.---------------- Unsigned quilled cursive handwritten document of a pass allowing inhabitants of Havana to evacuate to Spain, or 'any Part of his Catholick Majesty's Dominions.' ------- Folio, 1 pg. Brown ink on laid paper; 12.875 inches tall by 8.05 inches wide. Now flat, once folded 3 times to form 8 sections.----------- The document gives permission to Don Christoval de los Rios, Don Diego Orison, and Don Antonio Fernandez to leave with 750 boxes of sugar, 500 dollars, and apparel, being their private property. ---------- A few archival tape repairs to verso (repairing some short, closed marginal tears. Creased as folded, some noticeably light foxing or minor dust-soiling. -------------- Historical Background: The Siege of Havana was a successful British siege against Spanish-ruled Havana that lasted from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years' War. ----- The surrender of Havana led to substantial rewards for the British naval and military leaders and smaller amounts of prize money for other officers and men. The Spanish governor, Admiral and other military and civil office holders were court-martialed upon their return to Spain and punished for their failures to conduct a better defense and allowing the Spanish fleet present to fall intact into the hands of the British. ---- Havana remained under British occupation until February 1763, when it was returned to Spain under the 1763 Treaty of Paris that formally ended the war in exchange for Florida. --------- Text: By his Excellency George Earl of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] [United States]
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