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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (with the right hand, 'Horatio Nelson') to Joseph Brame (British Consul at Genoa), Agamemnon,  23 April 1796, including a postscript, on light blue paper, one page, 4to, integral address leaf with monogrammed seal (seal tear), docketed by the recipient ('Horatio Nelson at sea D[ated] 23d April should be 22d, received & answered same day').
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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (with the right hand, 'Horatio Nelson') to Joseph Brame (British Consul at Genoa), Agamemnon, 23 April 1796, including a postscript, on light blue paper, one page, 4to, integral address leaf with monogrammed seal (seal tear), docketed by the recipient ('Horatio Nelson at sea D[ated] 23d April should be 22d, received & answered same day').

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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Autograph letter signed (with the right hand, 'Horatio Nelson') to Joseph Brame (British Consul at Genoa), Agamemnon, 23 April 1796, including a postscript, on light blue paper, one page, 4to, integral address leaf with monogrammed seal (seal tear), docketed by the recipient ('Horatio Nelson at sea D[ated] 23d April should be 22d, received & answered same day').

'Send me good news. I am come off here for the post from Turin, Leghorn & Milan'. Nelson also asks Brame to lend him his English papers, and reminds him to discover from the Sardinian Imperial Minister if they have any information for him.

Nelson had been appointed to his first command on Agamemnon, a 64-gun battleship, early in 1794. By 1796 he expected that the French would descend on Italy, and the ports of Leghorn, Spezia and Naples be attacked from the sea. In fact, Napoleon Bonaparte, newly created Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Italy, conducted his campaign entirely overland, but Nelson remained until the summer in the Gulf of Genoa under the command of Sir John Jervis (later Earl St Vincent), Genoa although officially neutral was largely under French control.

The letter is not among those to Brame which were published by Nicolas.
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