ROSENHAGEN, Philip, Captain R.N. 15858

£100

Description

Autograph Naval Order, signed by Rosenhagen as Captain of HMS Resistance, to Captain Mitford of HM Sloop Espoir, ordering him to proceed “without a moments loss of time” to Port Mahon to ascertain whether the Commander in Chief is there, and, if so, to deliver dispatches. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, minor defects and tears only, in clean condition. On board HMS Resistance at Cagliari, 16 December 1811. Captain Philip Lewis Rosenhagen (died 1813). If the Commander in Chief is at Port Mahon “you will go in and deliver the accompanying dispatches, but if on the contrary you should find the fleet to be at sea, you will, without communicating with the harbour, further than to know where you may find the Admiral (which you will do by Telegraph from the Signal Post) go in quest of him according to the information you receive. Should you be not otherwise directed by the Commander in Chief, you will return to this place, where you will find Captain Dundas or directions from him for your further proceedings.”