NAPIER, General Sir Charles James. 15728



Autograph Letter Signed, a few days before departing for India as Commander-in-Chief, to “My dear Bradamant”, referring to the number of letters he has to answer, discussing Edmund in India, and Sir Edward Campbell “who is at Mooltan and the Fort is not taken – I fear it will be the toughest job of any I have yet had …” 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. London, 2 March 1849. General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853), Governor of Sind (1843-47), Commander in Chief in India (1849-50). His appointment as Commander-in-Chief in India was announced in the House of Commons on 6 March 1849. “… all sorts of people are plaguing me about their children in India thinking I am going there which I am not, but their Quantity of letters will send me to kingdom come.”