4 pages, 4to. Fine condition. -- Manuscript key to Cornwallis's numeric cipher, in an unknown hand, comprising a table headed "Cypher," listing numeric substitutions for the 26 letters of the alphabet, and with careful directions for the use of the cipher on the verso. 2 pages, 4to. -- A transcription of the body of Cornwallis's letter, undated, but evidently from the early 19th century. 1 page, 4to. -- A cover sheet, labeled "Autograph letter of Lord Cornwallis, in Cypher," n.d.. 2 pages, 4to. Together four items." /> CORNWALLIS, Charles, Lord (1738-1805), <I>Major General, British Army</I>. Letter signed ("Cornwallis") to Major Wemyss, 63rd Regiment of Foot in Camden, the letter PARTLY IN A BRITISH ARMY NUMERIC CIPHER, Charleston, South Carolina, 7 October 1780. <I>4 pages, 4to.</I> Fine condition. -- Manuscript key to Cornwallis's numeric cipher, in an unknown hand, comprising a table headed "Cypher," listing numeric substitutions for the 26 letters of the alphabet, and with careful directions for the use of the cipher on the verso. <I>2 pages, 4to</I>. -- A transcription of the body of Cornwallis's letter, undated, but evidently from the early 19th century. <I>1 page, 4to</I>. -- A cover sheet, labeled "Autograph letter of Lord Cornwallis, in Cypher," n.d.. <I>2 pages, 4to.</I> <I>Together four items.</I> | Christie's