16373

SUPPLY OF BRITISH TROOPS DURING THE PENINSULAR WAR

(A printed order in parallel Portugese and English issued by the Portugese Government to supply British Troops with Provisions and Forage during the Peninsular War)

Published
Lisbon?

Description
Broadside, folio, printed in parallel Portugese and English, one side as issued.

£250.00

SKU: 16373

Product Description

The order was issued in the name of the Regent (later King) Joao VI, who had fled to Brazil when Napoleon’s forces had invaded. The English translation commences ñIt being absolutely necessary, that, whenever British Commissaries shall be compelled by extraordinary circumstances to have recourse to Civil authorities to furnish the Provisions & Forage required for the supply of the British Troops, their requisitions may be fulfilled in the manner directed………………..î. No copy traced.