1835 Manuscript Letter Referencing Work as a British Soldier in Madras by Captain John Tod to Sir Francis Freeling

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On offer is a fascinating Autographed Signed Letters(ASL) of Captain John Tod to Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), referencing a move from India, likely connected to his military career. 

In this letter, dated January 1835, Tod writes to Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), Secretary of the General Post Office in Bristol. He writes from the Oriental Club, an exclusive social club in London: "Should any letters arrive for me from India...addressed us on the opposite side...could they be forwarded ...to Scotland. I trust that my request may not appear unreasonable...Your obedt [sic] Servant John Tod...Captain John Tod Madras Army..."

This letter is believed to be written by Captain John Tod (from Greenock) who was an officer in Madras (India), Paymaster of 2nd class. June 1835 to be Major. Major John Tod, 33d N.I. 1836 returned to duty from Europe and permitted to retire from Service of Hon. Company from 14th do.

Fort St. George is the name of the first English fortress in India, founded in 1644 at the coastal city of Madras, the modern city of Chennai.

7-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches flat, folded to 7-1/4 x 4-3/8 inches Autograph letter signed. Two pages, dated 1st January 1835. Overall VG. 

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