East India Company Indenture for a Member of the Civil Service, 1856
Dated 8 Feby. 1856 Counterpart COVENANT Mr Arthur Ramsay Macdonald MEMBER OF THE CIVIL SERVICE AT THE PRESIDENCY OF Bombay. A fine and large counterpart indenture printed on three sides of a folded elephant folio [each side 13 x 19ins] engraved at the head with the arms of the East India Company, setting out the detailed terms and requirements imposed on Arthur Ramsay Macdonald upon his appointment to the Bombay Presidency. Deliberately cut irregularly along the top edge to form the counterpart to the one signed by Macdonald and retained by the Company, this part with the Company’s paper seal attached at the end. One horizontal and two vertical folds allowing the document to be folded to display its printed title with manuscript insertions, fine clean condition, the margin with embossed duty stamps for 5/- and 2/6d A very scarce and attractive piece of East India Company ephemera from the end of the Company era. Arthur Ramsay Macdonald of Sandside, Caithness was in 1859 Asst 3rd Class to Collector & Magistrate Hyderabad and in 1871 Asst Magistrate Tanna.
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