Sale 1146 — U.S. and Confederate States Postal History
Sale Date — Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Category — Colonial Postal History: British Parliamentary and Early Colonial, S.C. & Balances
EXTREMELY FINE INCOMING COLONIAL SHIP LETTER FROM ENGLAND TO THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA VIA CHARLESTON S.C.
James Grant, Laird of Ballindalloch, Scotland, was the Royal governor of East Florida from 1763-1771 and later a member of Parliament. He served in the French and Indian War and as a Major General during the Revolutionary War, for a time as General Howe's primary planning officer. Howe refused advice from Grant to burn Boston, Marblehead, New York, and Philadelphia. Grant was heavily involved in the New York Campaigns, including the Battles of Brooklyn and White Plains