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Sale 92: The Summer Sale

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The Dr. David Patterson Collection of New Zealand Chalon Heads

Lot 159    

New Zealand, River Hutt, Oct 20th, 1845, dateline on letter within letter to Birmingham, England, with red boxed "Paid at Wellington" handstamp and manuscript "4" rate crossed out and re-rated "8", reverse with Ship Letter handstamp and receiving postmark, letter with interesting content regarding the Hutt Valley CampaignSince the flight in the Bay Islands, fortifications have been erected and the settlers been drilled and there are three men of war and seven hundred soldiers in the North Island…There has been a very strong stockade built up at the Hutt, when it was finished 50 soldiers…were marched up to it in the middle of the night…two big guns at each corner…with plenty of loop holes for musqetry.; includes for other later letters from correspondence, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Realized: $700

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