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[spanish Navy Lieutenant's Commission] Commission Issued To Jose Acevedo. Jan. 14, 1789, Charles I V
1 [spanish Navy Lieutenant's Commission] Commission Issued To Jose Acevedo. Jan. 14, 1789 Charles I V
Spanish Palace 1789 Framed Very Good with no dust jacket 
Held between two plates of glass with neatly taped outer edges. Signed [probably by stamp], Yo El Rey &. Description: [Spanish Navy Lieutenant's Commission] Commission issued to Jose Acevedo. Jan. 14, 1789, verso Feb. 8, 1789. Verso has notations by 3 different people, including the signature ? Luis de Cordova, ? At age 86. Admiral Luis de Cordova (1706-1796) was promoted to Captain in 1747; in 1773 he commanded the Spanish navy during its involvement in the Revolutionary War, incl. The capture of over 50 British ships in August 1780 and a large number of British ships in 1782. Handwritten below his signature, in another hand: ? Isla de Leon 8, de Feb. De 1789./ Formese naron y formese el correspondiente asiento en los oficios praly de Marina...? Handwritten by a third person, at bottom of verso: ? ? Correspondiente Isla de Leon ocho de Febrero de mil setecientos, ochenta, y nueve/ Alexandro de Texaine. ? Isla de Leon is at the southwestern edge of Andalucia. Text side begins: ? Por quanto concurren en ? El teniente de Fragata Dn Jose Acevedo? Los requisitos convenientes para servir el Empleo de ? Teniente de Navio? Y atendiendo a lo bien que me ha servido, y á que lo continuará con el mismo zelo, he tenido á bien nombrarle por ? Teniente de Navio? Para que como tal exerza este Empleo con todas las preeminencias y exênciones que se previenen en las Ordenanzas de Marina? ? Rough translation with handwriting indicated by single quotation marks: ? ? ? The frigate lieutenant José Acevedo? Meets the advisable requirements to serve the job of ? Lieutenant of ships? And according to how well he has served me, and that he will continue with the same enthusiasm, I have been pleased to appoint him ? Lieutenant of ships? For as long as he performs this job with all the advantageous positions and exemptions that are? In the ordinances of the Navy. Therefore I command my General Captain of the Navy, governor, lieutenant generals, chiefs of police, mayors, secretaries, officials and other persons to whom it concerns, recognize the aforementioned ? José Acevedo as the lieutenant of the navy? Of the royal fleet, and his subordinates, and other appropriate individuals, shall comply with and execute the orders of my service as I hath given them, and he will obey his superiors. And I declare that this employment must enjoy the salary noted in my last regulation: that this is my will, and that this appointment, endorsed by the undersigned: my Secretary of State, and the Universal Office of the Navy, with the countersignature of the General Captain, Officer, or General to whom he will report, is presented to the mayor of the office of Cádiz to give the reason in the naval office on the island of Leon. Given in the Palace On the Fourteenth Of January Of 1789. The commission itself is on the right half of a sheet signed D. Antonio Valdes Near the lower right. Mounted to the left half of the sheet, on the same laid paper used for the commission is a handwritten supplement to the commission which begins by listing some of the places Antonio Valdes might be sent: Aragon, Sicily, Jerusalem, Toledo, Valencia, Mallorca, Sevilla, etc. Lower portion of the handwritten supplement twice includes the date Mil setecientos noventa y seis, 1796. Overall 12 x 16 3/8 in, 5 pounds. Contemp folds for 8 sections. Sight condition very good, minor wear to intersections of folds. Not examined out of double-sided glass. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 37467 
Price: 451.20 USD
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