1½ pages, folio, restored tear in top right hand corner, not affecting legibility. WRITTEN TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE SEIGE OF SAVANNAH. Excellent letter between combatants, regarding the exchange of prisoners of war, hoping an agreement can be made "particularly on the Score of Humanity...on a footing of equality, and consequently agreeable to both Parties." Prevost has sent his Aide "with the most ample Powers on our part," but "very little has been concluded." He mentions instances of officers who broke their paroles and others captured in different parts of Georgia. Very rare. -- BURGOYNE, John (1722-1792), Major General. Autograph letter signed ("J. Burgoyne"), as Colonel, to an unidentified correspondent ("My Lord"), Lisbon, 14 December 1762. 2 pages, docketed. A fine early letter at a key point in Burgoyne's military career. Serving with the Coldstream Guards, he distinguished himself in action in Portugal, leading a dawn cavalry attack which captured a Spanish fort, for which he was promoted to Brigadier General by his commander, Count La Lippe, to whom this letter may have been sent. He expresses thanks "for the part you have taken in my promotion," and discusses his forthcoming journey to England "upon my private affairs," via Madrid and Paris, offering his services in France should the need arise. He concludes by congratulating "your Lordship" upon the Peace with Spain "an event which must add so much to the advantage of my Country, and reflect so much honour upon his Majesty's Councils." -- DE LANCEY, James (1703-1760), Lt. Governor of New York, Tory. Partly printed document signed ("James De Lancey"), as Lt. Gov., New York, 22 March 1760. 1 page, oblong 4to, ON PARCHMENT, papered seal. Appointment of Peter Barent Vrooman as Lieutenant in Third NY Regiment. Delancey owned most of the land on New York's lower East side; it and other property was confiscated when he fled to England with other loyalists in 1776. -- BROKE, Sir Philip B.V. (1776-1841), Rear Admiral. Autograph letter signed ("P.B.V. Broke") to wine-merchants Durand & Co., Broke Hall, 25 September 1820. 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf. Broke orders "26 dozen (if you have so much) of the sherry you sent me samples of--of the deepest color ([underlined] not the amontillade)." He adds that "this is for a Lady who is particular in her choice of wine" and gives specific details as to kind, color, to be delivered to Lady Middleton. Broke was the commander of the Shannon, in the celebrated naval encounter off Boston in May 1813 in which he captured the American frigate Chesapeake, which won him fame and a baronetcy. Rare. (4) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR, BRITISH OFFICERS] PREVOST, Augustine (1723-1786), <I>Major General</I>. Letter signed ("Prevost"), TO AMERICAN GENERAL BENJAMIN LINCOLN (1730-1810), Head Quarters, Savannah, August 1779. <I>1½ pages, folio, restored tear in top right hand corner, not affecting legibility.</I> WRITTEN TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE SEIGE OF SAVANNAH. Excellent letter between combatants, regarding the exchange of prisoners of war, hoping an agreement can be made "particularly on the Score of Humanity...on a footing of equality, and consequently agreeable to both Parties." Prevost has sent his Aide "with the most ample Powers on our part," but "very little has been concluded." He mentions instances of officers who broke their paroles and others captured in different parts of Georgia. Very rare. -- BURGOYNE, John (1722-1792), <I>Major General</I>. Autograph letter signed ("J. Burgoyne"), as Colonel, to an unidentified correspondent ("My Lord"), Lisbon, 14 December 1762. <I>2 pages, docketed.</I> A fine early letter at a key point in Burgoyne's military career. Serving with the Coldstream Guards, he distinguished himself in action in Portugal, leading a dawn cavalry attack which captured a Spanish fort, for which he was promoted to Brigadier General by his commander, Count La Lippe, to whom this letter may have been sent. He expresses thanks "for the part you have taken in my promotion," and discusses his forthcoming journey to England "upon my private affairs," via Madrid and Paris, offering his services in France should the need arise. He concludes by congratulating "your Lordship" upon the Peace with Spain "an event which must add so much to the advantage of my Country, and reflect so much honour upon his Majesty's Councils." -- DE LANCEY, James (1703-1760), <I>Lt. Governor of New York, Tory</I>. Partly printed document signed ("James De Lancey"), as Lt. Gov., New York, 22 March 1760. <I>1 page, oblong 4to,</I> ON PARCHMENT, <I>papered seal</I>. Appointment of Peter Barent Vrooman as Lieutenant in Third NY Regiment. Delancey owned most of the land on New York's lower East side; it and other property was confiscated when he fled to England with other loyalists in 1776. -- BROKE, Sir Philip B.V. (1776-1841), <I>Rear Admiral</I>. Autograph letter signed ("P.B.V. Broke") to wine-merchants Durand & Co., Broke Hall, 25 September 1820. <I>2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf.</I> Broke orders "26 dozen (if you have so much) of the sherry you sent me samples of--of the deepest color ([underlined] not the amontillade)." He adds that "this is for a Lady who is particular in her choice of wine" and gives specific details as to kind, color, to be delivered to Lady Middleton. Broke was the commander of the <I>Shannon</I>, in the celebrated naval encounter off Boston in May 1813 in which he captured the American frigate <I>Chesapeake</I>, which won him fame and a baronetcy. Rare. (4) | Christie's