[ John Bensley Thornhill, East India Company director. ] Autograph Signature ('J Thornhill'), with others, on copy of 'Receipt for Paper deposited'.

John Bensley Thornhill (1773-1841), East India Company director and subject of a painting by George Romney
Publication details: 
Fort St George [ Madras (now Chennai), India ]. 18 August 1830.
SKU: 17784

1p., 4to. Printed form, reading (with manuscript text in square brackets): '[Duplicate] | No. 2. | Receipt for Paper deposited. | Received of [J. MacGregor Mallock Esqre] | the undermentioned Public Securit[y] to be kept under our charge, upon the terms of the Advertisement published in the Calcutta Gazette, of the 31st December 1810.' The details of the security ('Sicca Rupees Six thousand') are then given, and beneath these the dating and signatures of Thornhill and another party. In manuscript on reverse: 'Pay over to Mr Wm. Mallock Leath Walk Edinbro', his heirs or Assigns | [signed] <?> | <?> | Executor of the late Dr Malloch'. Romney's painting of a young Thornhill is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.?>