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Manuscript warrant to guarantee the rental of a house to British forces
during the occupation of Mauritius and Bourbon

[Warrant to authorize the occupation of a house for His Majesty's forces in Mauritius and Bourbon].
Port-Louis, 24 June 1813. 4to. Manuscript warrant written in ink on paper, signed. Loosely inserted in a later orange paper folder. [1] leaf.
€ 1,250
Warrant by Alexander Campbell (1759-1824), commanding His Majesty's forces in Mauritius and Bourbon, authorizing the occupation of a house and establishing rate for renting it (45 Spanish dollars per month). It also summarizes the benefits of his accommodation and declares the price reasonable. Campbell was an English general and governor of Madras, commander of troops in Mauritius and Bourbon. He spent his most of his career in India during the British occupation.
With the bookplate of Léon Muller and some manuscript notes in ink by Raoul Bonnet on the later paper wrappers, both earlier owners of the autograph. A little frayed and torn along the right side of the paper, with only a very small chip, not affecting the text. Some small stains, but still in good condition.
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