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Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 10:00 to Wednesday Jun 30, 2021 16:00 America/New_York

1800 (20 May) FL from Dominica to Ireland, from Lt Andre Hamilton of the 65th regiment, posted at the 2/11 (2sh11p) prevailing rate, rather than the concessionary rate because of his rank. Sent by Falmouth Packet, plus inland United Kingdom and Irish Packet boat, then 7 pence extra (or 3/6 Three Shillings six pence) from Boyle to Ballymote. Lt Hamilton writes to his uncle about his bout with yellow fever and his desire to journey to St. Croix to rest and recuperate. He gives details of chasing French privateers. A fine letter sent by an Irishman during his active duty service in Dominica, during the Napoleonic Wars
Estimate: $300

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