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Irvine, Charles (1756-1819) to Alexander Irvine

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.023.16 Author/Creator: Irvine, Charles (1756-1819) Place Written: York Island, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 March 1783 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

Written to his brother in Aberdeen, Scotland. Discusses the mail situation and that he hasn't heard from him in awhile. Indicates that anxieties are very high. They received the King's Speech via the West Indies a few weeks ago and it seems a peace is very near. Gives love to family and friends. Post script asks him to have Mr. Moir send the state of his financial affairs. Charles Irvine was a soldier in the British army during the Revolutionary War.

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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