Irvine, Charles (1756-1819) to Alexander Irvine [incomplete]
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.023.15 Author/Creator: Irvine, Charles (1756-1819) Place Written: York Island, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.
Written to his brother in Aberdeen, Scotland. Encloses a letter from another soldier to his brother who is also in Scotland and asks Alexander to forward it on. Remarks that he has not heard from any of his friends in Scotland for awhile. States that nothing worth mentioning has happened. Gives love to family and friends. Charles Irvine was a soldier in the British army during the Revolutionary War. Both pages have pieces with some text missing from the right edge of the letter.
Charles Irvine served in the British Army for fifteen years before going on half pay. But he soon returned, and eventually rose to the rank of major general.
Alexander Irvine was the Eighteenth Laird of Drum. He was involved in a number of financial squabbles during his early life.
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