Day 2 Lot 939

East India Company - A Bill to settle...

Auction Date: 30/10/2020 at 10am



East India Company - A Bill to settle an annuity on Lord Gough - and the two next surviving heirs male of the body of the said Lord Gough to whom the title of Lord Gough shall descend, in consideration of his great and brilliant services. Folded sheet [pp. 3] dated 6 May 1846 on top, size 12.5 x 8 inches. A rare document which also makes mention of “the important services rendered by Hugh Lord Gough….Commander-in-Chief of ….the East India Company~s Forces in India, in the course of the recent hostilities which have taken place on the banks of the Sutlej, and in the Punjaub…| Hugh Gough [1779-1869] became Commander-in-Chief in India in August 1843 and commanded the troops at the Battle of Mudkiin December 1845, at the Battle of Ferozeshah also in December 1845 and at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War. This bill came in soon after that. The Second Anglo-Sikh War started in 1848, and again Gough took to the field commanding in person at the Battle of Ramnagar in November 1848 and at the Battle of Chillianwala in January 1849 and  achieved a decisive victory over the Sikhs in the Battle of Gujarat in February 1849

Guide Price: £50.00 - £70.00

(Not sold)