Autograph Letter Signed, to John Ridge, Spring Gardens, London, about the investment of money sent from India, explaining that his health confines him to Bath “and the idle throng that frequents it”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, minor defects only, with the address leaf. 18 Henrietta Street, Bath, 5 January 1816. Uncommon. Lieutenant-General Thomas Joseph Backhouse (Manila 1764 – 1821) served in the American War (1780) and the West Indies, He saw distinguished service in the Montevideo Campaign (1806-07). He later commanded the garrison at Bombay.