19 November 2003,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 352
GBP 300 - GBP 500
NELSON RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY AND AN ELEGANT SWORD
Many of our Naval Commanders have merited highly of their Country by their exertions, but in your case there is a rare heroic modesty, which cannot be sufficiently admired. You have given the warmest applause to your Brother Officers and the Seamen under your command; but your own merit you have not mentioned even in the slightest manner..
page 2, col 3 in a complete issue of THE TIMES for 29 November 1797 -- 10cm. of column space
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This was awarded after the battle of Cape St. Vincent and the action at Tenerife where Nelson lost his arm.
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