General Orders, Head Quarters, Calcutta, 24th January 1811
General Orders, Head Quarters, Calcutta, 24th January 1811. Printed in Calcutta and issued under the orders of General W Grant Keir. 4pp. Folio. Single sheet producing four pages,folded as issued. Somewhat soiled, later horizontal fold marks, marginal chips and tears and one small hole but nothing affecting printed area, contemporary No5 to top left in sepia ink and three holes in fold indicate that at some time this was bound with other orders. An extremely scarce survival of original daily orders for the King’s Troops in Bengal. Signed off by the Adjutant General Col Sir William Grant Keir [shown in the 1811 East India List as Sir William George Kier but spelling was less consistent in those days. The last page includes some orders for 29th January. The details, set out by regiment, list promotions (by purchase and without), resignations, appointments, etc. Regiments appearing in the 28th Jan list are: 8/17/22/24/25 Light Dragoons and 1/12/14/17/19/22/30/33/34/47/53/56/59/65/67/69/78/80/84/85 Foot.
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