William Cowan, Provost of Ayr [East India Company] Autograph Note Signed William Cowan Provost [of Ayr, Scotland] to Lord Melville [deceased! See note below] referring to a Petition asking for involvement in East India trade [not present].

William Cowan, banker, Provost of Ayr [East India Company]
Publication details: 
Ayr, 29 April 1812
SKU: 23374

One page, 8vo, bifolium (second leaf blank except for docketing of name and date), good condition. Text: I have the honour to transmit to your Lordship the Copy of a Petition which the Magistrates & Council of this Burgh beg your Lordship will have the goodness to present tothe House of Lords, Praying to be admitted to a participation of the East India trade, and that whatever part thereof is granted, may not be confined to the Port of London alone; but also to the other Sea Port Towns of the Kingdom. Note: Melville was President of the Board of Control, generally responsible for overseeing the conduct of the East India Company and British affairs in India from 1793-1801 but died in 1811.~100~AUTOGRAPH AYR PROVOST EASST INDIA COMPANY LORD MELVILLE~ ~0~RF1~ ~ ~ ~ ~