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PASCO, John (1774-1853). Signal officer on the Victory at Trafalgar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 4to (traces of former mounting on the back, a note of identification at the head, spike hole), Keyham Point, 13 October 1828. Arranging an insurance policy on his life (notes on the back give details of the policy and of the £6 11s. medical fee and stamp), and admitting his disappointment that the his son was not promoted by the retiring duke.
It was Pasco who raised the famous signal 'England expects that every man will do his duty', having asked Nelson to change the word 'confides' (not in the signal book) to 'expects' to simplify the procedure.
[No: 24424]


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