HILL Rowland 1st Viscount Hill - Autograph Letter Signed 1841
Rowland HILL, 1st Viscount Hill (1772-1842)
Autograph Letter Signed ("Hill") to "my dear Macdonald", telling him he will return to town early as a result of Macdonald's letter.
1¼ pages 8vo with integral blank leaf, St. Leonard's, 29 June 1841.
"Many thanks to you my dear Macdonald for your note of yesterday in consequence of which and one from Egerton I propose returning to Town to morrow instead of Thursday. I do not think I shall be in time for the Horse Guards."
Hill served with distinction throughout the Napoleonic Wars, from Corunna to Talavera, Badajoz, Vitoria and finally Waterloo. In 1828, he succeeded Wellington as Commander in Chief of the Forces, a post he held until 1842.
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