AUCHMUTY, Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel. 18353

£75

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.Auchmuty’, to Captain Campbell, about his respect for the Duke of Kent, agreeing to provide for Captain Knatchbull, military appointments, etc. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, two minor paper defects, occasional faint ink, otherwise good. Madras, 23 November [watermark 1807]. Uncommon. Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty (New York, 1756-1822) fought as a loyalist, during the American War of Independence. He later served in India, Alexandria, the Buenos Aires expedition of 1806-07, and in 1810 was appointed to command the Madras Army. He commanded the expedition organized for the conquest of Java in 1811.