A Lieutenant’s Commission signed by the Earl of Dalhousie, Governor General of India, 1852


Lieutenant’s Commission signed by the Governor General, the Earl of Dalhousie A commission printed on one side of a bifolium watermarked 1849 appointing Henry Macdonald, Gentleman to be a Lieutenant of Infantry in the Service of the East India Company on the Bengal Establishment from the 26th April 1852, dated the 7th May and signed Dalhousie [Governor General of India], F Currie [Sir Frederick Currie, Bt, 2nd Ordinary Member], J Lowis [3rd Ordinary Member]. Excellent clean condition with the usual three folds. Henry Macdonald of Sandside in Caithness, served in the Mutiny (awarded the medal with two clasps). He was a surviving officer of the former 19th Bengal Native Infantry which mutinied at Berhampore. In 1859 he was serving as Adjutant at Dehra Doon. He was hacked to death in 1873 by Mohmand Afridis while serving as commandant of Fort Michnee and was buried at Peshawar. SOLD 14th March 2020