CARMICHAEL, Lt. Gen. Hugh Lyle. 17516

£45

Description

Original Receipt Signed ‘Hu: Lyle Carmichael’ for an Allowance in lieu of Forage for the first quarter of 1804. 3 x 8 inches, in good condition. Jamaica, 1 April 1804. Lt. General Sir Hugh Lyle Carmichael (1764-1813), 2nd West India Regiment. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces at the Siege of Santo Domingo. He was Lieutenant Governor of Demerara from 1812 until his death the following year. He was a strong proponent of giving native Caribbean troops the same rights as ordinary British soldiers. Towards the end of 1812, the United States of America went to war with Britain. In September, American warships formed a blockade around Georgetown. Under Carmichael, a British force stationed in Georgetown launched a successful attack on the Americans and drove them from Guiana.