Autograph Letter Signed from Robert Miller, informing 'Captain Pack' [Colonel Arthur John Reynell Pack] of troop movements from Cork to Gibraltar and the West Indies, and discussing Pack's desire for a transfer to the Royal Fusiliers.

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[Received 7 December 1841.]
SKU: 12021

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, with red wax seal and postmark in red ink, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Captain Pack | Royal Fusiliers | Barbados'. The letter begins: 'My dear Captain Pack | I take the earliest opportunity of letting you that [sic] the Ship Herefordshire - a noble vessel - has been taken up to convey the 67 to Gibraltar, & the 66 & 72 from thence to the West Indies, proceeding afterwards with the Fusiliers & 19th Halifax'. Miller has 'not yet heard that [Pack's mother] Lady Elizabeth [Reynell] has returned to Avisford, but the application which I shall recommend her Ladyship to make to Lord FitzRoy [Somerset] about a Majority in a Colonial Cap[taincy], may as well precede the request I advise you making to The Commander in Chief [the Duke of Wellington] thro' His Lordship [Somerset] on that head stating your anxiety for promotion & [rest underlined] being prepared to join & serve with the Regt. The Exchange no doubt would be afterwards carried - The Herefordshire will proceed to Cork for the 67 on the 27 Inst.' Pack - a godson of the Duke of Wellington - was Lieut-Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers) and a Knight of the Legion of Honour. He was Wounded at Sebastopol, and was author of 'Sebastapol Trenches and Five Months in Them.'