Indian Mutiny. LAWRENCE, Lieut.-General Sir George St. Patrick. 19471

£100

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“Precis of Intelligence”, Signed twice by Lawrence as Agent Governor General [for Rajputana], giving detailed information he had received from officers about the Rebels’ positions, the plundering of towns, news of a battle at Sarun between one of our columns and the Rebels (”200 were killed, 50 of ours killed and wounded”). 3 pp. 13 x 8 inches, in good condition but with large diamond shape filing holes. Brigadier William Parke has initialled the Intelligence Report as received on 20 February. Rajpootana Agency, 18 February 1859. “A Chief was killed in the Peepulal Pass on the 12th. A Muster Roll giving the Names and homes of a Number of the Rebels has been picked up.” An uncommon signature. Sir George St. Patrick Lawrence (1804-1884), elder brother of Henry and John Lawrence, distinguished himself in the retreat from Kabul (1841) and was one of the hostages taken by Akbar Khan in January 1842. Lawrence was imprisoned by the Sikhs in the Punjab campaign of 1848. He was Agent Governor General for Rajputana, 1857-164, helping to keep the States quiet after the Mutiny. Author of Forty-Three Years in India (1874). Brigadier William Parke (1822-1897) commanded the 2nd Brigade of the Rajputana Field Force, including a column of light and irregular cavalry which included 100 of the 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own) Highlanders mounted on camels.