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Command of Passage from Havana, Cuba to Cadiz, Spain.

Identifier: SC 01789

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A one page draft of a command by George Earl of Albermarle, Governor of Cuba, to allow the safe passage of Don Christoval de los Rios, Don Diego Orison, and Don Antonio Fernandez, along with goods to Cadiz, Spain.


  • Creation: 1762 September

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Biographical / Historical

George Keppel (1724-1772) was the 3rd Earl of Albemarle, 3rd Viscount Bury, and 3rd Baron Ashford. He served as a member of parliament (MP) for Chichester, West Sussex, England. Keppel also served as Keeper and Governor of Jersey, commander of the 20th Foot, Lord of the Bedchamber to the Duke of Cumberland, and Governor of Cuba. During the Seven Years' War, Keppel served as the commander-in-chief of the invasion and then occupation of Cuba in 1762. George Keppel authorized the command of passage written during the British occupation of Cuba in September 1762.


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Command of Passage from Havana, Cuba to Cadiz, Spain.
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