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  This is discussed in “Acciones militares y gestiones de guerra Cantabria (1808-1814)” by Alfredo Alonso García. He appears to have
gone bankrupt in 1819 and died in 1821.
An included handwritten note states that the pair was later given to Stephen R. Mallory (1812-1873), later the Secretary of the Confederate Navy, by Major Fitzpatrick of South Carolina and that Fitzpatrick had purchased them from a Spanish officer in Cuba prior to the Civil War
and that they were owned by Mrs. Mallory Kennedy when the note was written. They are also recorded in the article “Stephen Russell Mallory: United States Senator from Florida and Confederate Secretary of the Navy Part II” by Occie Clubbs in The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 4 from 1947. In his footnotes for his discussion of the campaign of 1838, he states, “A brace of dueling pistols presented to Mallory by Col. Fitzpatrick are now in the possession of Mrs. S.R. Mallory Kennedy. The weapons
bear the inscription surmounted by the coat of arms, ‘Don Francisco de Sayre, [sic] The Spanish Patriot, The Friend of Great Britain, From H.R.H. The Prince Regent of Great Britain’The case which Mallory had constructed is completely fitted with shot, powder, shot mold, flint and flint patches. A ramrod is provided.”
Colonel Richard Fitzpatrick, born in South Carolina in 1792, and went
to Key West sometime between 1816 and 1822 where he became the
only authorized wrecking auctioneer. Fitzpatrick was an early American landowner in Florida and had a Miami River plantation. Mallory was born in Trinidad in 1812 and moved to Key West with his family in 1820 and study law under Judge William Marvin and argued maritime cases before the judge. This would provide a business connection to Fitzpatrick and Mallory’s later career in the U.S. Senate and as Secretary of the Confederate Navy. Mallory also lived on Fitzpatrick’s Miami River plantation in 1831
and worked with him to develop his land holdings. In 1835, Fitzpatrick is
recorded as going to Cuba to purchase bloodhounds
for use in the campaign
against the
Seminole Indians,
and Mallory also served in
1835-1838. Mallory was a senator
for Florida from 1851 until the start of
the Civil War and was the chairman
of the Committee on Naval Affairs.
As Secretary of the Confederate
Navy, he oversaw the establishment
and management of their naval
efforts throughout the war and became
particularly famous for his support for the
famous ironclads. He was charged with treason
but ultimately pardoned by Johnson in 1866 and
had a law career in Florida until his death in 1873.
CONDITION: Good with aged patina on the silver, bright
platinum, gray and brown patina on the iron along with mild
oxidation and pitting, and general mild overall wear. The stock is also good and has distinct checkering, stabilized cracks through the breech section, some small chips at the edges, and general mild scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent. The relined case and accessories are very good with mild wear. B) H.W. Mortimer & Son Dueling Pistol - NSN, 28 bore/.54 cal., 9 1/4 inch octagon bbl., brown/casehardened/blue finish, walnut stock. See “A.”
CONDITION: Good with aged patina on the silver, bright platinum accents, mostly gray and brown patina on the iron along with some mild oxidation
and pitting, replacement top jaw and jaw screw, generally crisp engraving, and moderate overall wear. The stock is good aside from a break through the breech section and has distinct checkering, some minor chips at
the edges, and light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent. This
is a very interesting pair of dueling pistols with historically significant presentation inscriptions from the Prince Regent to a Spanish rebel and later documented ownership by the man that became the Confederate Secretary of the Navy. They are certainly a well-traveled and storied pair! Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000

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