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2043119: MONTAGU, JOHN; EARL OF SANDWICH. Partly-printe

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MONTAGU, JOHN; EARL OF SANDWICH. Partly-printed vellum Document Signed, "Sandwich," military commission appointing Thomas Gordon a Captain in the 67th Regiment of Foot under Colonel Hamilton Lambert. Approximately 11 1/2x15 1/2 inches; folds, some soiling. St. James, 18 May 1764

Montagu (1718-92) the 4th Earl of Sandwich, after whom the Hawaiian Islands were originally named, but best remembered for "inventing" the sandwich to ease eating while at the gaming tables.

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Estimate $300 – $400
Starting Bid $150
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