Signed Letter in secretarial hand to the Quartermaster General, Horse Guards.

Sir William Schaw Cathcart, 10th Baron and 1st Viscount and Earl Cathcart
Publication details: 
Salton Hall January 27 1810'.
SKU: 4452

Scottish soldier and diplomat (1755-1843). Four pages, octavo. Good, though grubby on discoloured paper, and a little frayed about the edges. Concerns 'the Subject of Issues which are made by the Barrack Department in North Britain to the Forces stationed in this Part of the United Kingdom, but which are not sanctioned by The King's Warrant'. '[...] | I conceive the Establishment of Regimental Schools to be highly conducive to the good of His Majesty's Service, and peculiarly so in the case of 2d. Battalions and of Regiments authorized to enlist Boys [...] | So much of the last Observation in the enclosed paper [not present] as relates to non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers stationed at the Beacons and Signal Houses in North Britain is of course done away by the Discontinuance of that Service. | I have submitted [...] Reasons which appear to me extremely Forcible why the Allowance of Coal and Candle issued by the late Lieutenant Governor of Fort George should be continued'. Recommends that 'a Field Officers Barrack Allowance should be granted to teh Fort Major of Edinburgh Castle'. Signed 'Cathcart LC | Cmr. of Forces NB.'