GEORGE III. 19615

£375

Description

Original Military Commission, signed ‘George R’ at head, appointing Major General Richard Whyte to be “Colonel of Our Twenty fourth (or the Second Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. Countersigned by Henry Dundas. Large size vellum commission 12 x 16 inches, in good clean condition, occasional light stains only, folds. Wafer seal affixed. Our Court at Saint James’s, 13 November 1793. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). On June 4, 1794, British forces in San Domingo [Haiti] under the command of Brigadier General Richard Whyte occupied Port-au-Prince and began making plans for fortifying the defences. Richard Whyte commanded the 24th Regiment of Foot from 1793 to 1807. He also served in Ireland during the rebellion in 1793.