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Pictured: Nelson's letter talks of financial difficulties.
A letter written by an anxious Admiral Lord Nelson revealing he feared for his financial future after the Napoleonic wars has emerged for sale for £10,000.
In the note penned a year before his death at Trafalgar, the naval hero contemplates life in peace time when his Royal Naval pay would have been half of what he was used to.
At the time he had a three year old daughter by his mistress Emma Hamilton to care for and had just bought a large family home in Merton, south London, for them.
His Bronte Estate in Sicily - his reward for defeating Napoleon's navy at the Battle of the Nile in 1798 - was also losing money.
Nelson wrote the one page letter on October 8, 1804, while the British fleet were blockading the French at Toulon. It is going under the hammer with Reeman Dansie auctioneers in Colchester, Essex.