GENERAL SIR CHARLES JAMES NAPIER Autograph Signature.
British General. Served in the Peninsula War, wounded in the Battle of Corunna. In India, he famously overstepped his orders when he captured and subjugated the province of Sindh. Despite this, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of British forces in India, a post he held until he quarrelled with the Governor-General, Lord DALHOUSIE
and was replaced in 1849.
Autograph signature on paper piece, being the foot of a letter or dispatch addressed to the Adjutant-General of the Forces, Horse Guards, London. The last line of the text reads "April, dated 1st May 1850" but the document fragment must date from 1848-49, as Napier signs himself, "C. Napier, General, Commander in Chief, East Indies".
Approx 17 x 16 cms. Very slight mounting traces to verso. Very good.