"we was determined for death and glory" and "Previously to this William shoe soles came off and he had nothing to wear. I made him take a dead mans Boots off his feet the first that he saw he died". Photo" /> cover 1845 (4 Sept.) Soldier's entire, with part contents,<I> "From No 1466 Corporal John Mitchell 58 Regt, Auckland, New Zealand to a member of his family in Stamford, Lincs., signed by the Commanding Officer and with large manuscript "1", framed "PAID AT/AUCKLAND" in red, London circular "SOLDIERS & SEAMANS LETTER/BY SHIP/4" h.s. and arrival c.d.s., New Zealand double-arc d.s. and London transit c.d.s. on reverse; the entire re-inforced with sellotape on all sides and somewaht soiled though with interesting comments including<I> "we was determined for death and glory"</I> and<I> "Previously to this William shoe soles came off and he had nothing to wear. I made him take a dead mans Boots off his feet the first that he saw he died"</I>. Photo | Christie's