Government discussion of the post-Mutiny strength of the Indian Army, 1860


EAST INDIA (LORD CANNING’S DESPATCH). A Copy of Lord Canning’s Despatch, Dated Simla, the 5th Day of May 1860. Parliamentary Paper 428. House of Commons 1860 folio.

6pp. A clean copy, disbound from a large volume of papers. very clean copy. A very important despatch from the first Viceroy of India to the Home Government discussing the strength of the garrison needed for the future security of India in light of slow responses to the Mutiny of 1857 in part caused by the relatively small number of European troops initially available. In some cases Lord Canning’s estimates of requiremnt differ ffro those he gives of the Commander in Chief, Lord Clyde.   may1/1

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