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Autograph receipt signed at Chesapeake by Major Smith compensating for the loss of his horse
Maryland:. 2nd September 1814.. Later General Sir Harry Smith, he was compensated over 36 pounds (in Spanish Dollars) for the loss of his horse, which had contracted an infectious disease. & & Smith entered the British army in 1804 and his first active service was in South America in 1806 during the British invasions of the Rio de la Plata in South America. At the close of that war, he volunteered for service in the United States, where he was present at the Battle of Bladensburg [Maryland] on 24 August 1814. He witnessed the burning of the Capitol and White House in Washington; which, as he said, "horrified us coming fresh from the Duke's humane warfare in the south of France." Returning to Europe, he was a brigade major at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. He later held important commands in South Africa and India (Anglo-Sikh War). & & On laid paper with a crown watermark, measuring 6" x 7.5", sheet with single fold . Top of sheet is written Original and at the base the word Waterloo.
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