ERSKINE, Sir James St Clair, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn. 16114

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ERSKINE, Sir James St Clair, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn. 16114 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rosslyn’, to “My dear Gordon”, about allowing the four Troops of the 9th to move from Northampton to Nottingham. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches, in good condition, integral blank leaf docketed on receipt. St James’s Square, 14 June 1813. General James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn (1762-1837) was commissioned in the 21st Light Dragoons in 1778. Erskine was assistant Adjutant-General in Ireland in 1782. In 1793 became Adjutant-General, in which capacity he served at the Siege of Toulon and Corsica. In 1795 was promoted to colonel and appointed Aide-de-Camp to King George III. He became a major-general in 1798, lieutenant-general in 1805 and general in 1814. In 1806 he was a member of the special mission to Lisbon which resulted in Sir Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) being sent to the Peninsula. He also saw action in Denmark and the Netherlands.