Entirely in his hand and signed Wellington. Arthur Wellesley, Major General at the time, later to be Field Marshall and, after defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, First Duke of Wellington. Letter to Lt. Gen. Brent Spencer, K.B.
Quinta near Elvas, June 5th 1811
My Dear Spencer,
I received your two letters of the 3d.
We are getting on well I hope, with the siege. I think we shall have a breach in St. Cristobel this day & tomorrow, in the wall of the Castle.
Ever yours most sincerely Wellington
Lt. General Sir Brent Spencer K.B.
The letter, 6 3/4” x 8 1/4”. Other letters to General Spencer, Wellington’s second-in-command, around this time can be found in The Dispatches of Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington, K.G. during his various campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries and France from 1799-1818, Volume 7, page 641. Newly custom framed together with an original lithograph portrait of Wellington by G. Robinson, dated January 7, 1822.