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East India Company. Army

Commission appointing John Crosdill as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army of the East India Company.

Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) ; 25 x 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 46b
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
John Crosdill (1772 or 1773-1849) retired in 1821 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Madras Artillery. He was first appointed in 1788. Crosdill served in the Anglo-Maratha Wars, at the Battle of Sitabuldi, and the capture of Nagpur, 1817. See: Wheeler, S. Annals of the Oriental Club, 1925.
Printed form, completed in manuscript (pen and black ink).
With the seal of the East India Company.
On vellum.
Signed by: George IV, as Prince Regent; and Henry Bathurst, as Secretary of War.
Subject Terms:
Crosdill, John, 1772 or 1773-1849.
East India Company. Army -- Officers.
East India Company. Army. Madras Artillery.
Military commissions -- Great Britain.
Blank forms.
Seals (artifacts)
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, signer.
Bathurst, Henry Bathurst, Earl, 1762-1834, signer.

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