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CAILLAUD (Brigadier John, 1726-1812 Commander-in-Chief in India) A Fine Autograph Letter Signed to John Peter Boileau concerning undisclosed business,   Nov'r ye 9th, 1786
3 pp. 4to. with integral addressed envelope with remains of seal,with small tear with loss not affecting text,
" I applied to Mr. Hastings for his interest with Sir Elijah Impey, & received this morning a letter from him, in which he informs me he had recommended the business to him; & he has assured him, he would write to his bretheren on the bench at Calcutta, in your Brother's favor; Tho he had no great opinion of his influence, except with Mr. Hyde - Mr.Hastings adds he will write himself to Sr. Wm. Jones, who he knows will oblige him in a point of this kind, if he can - Now my friend on the strength of this, you may certainly apply yourself to Sir Elija; and if you can point out how he can be of further service in forwarding this business with the Directors here,". Caillaud had a reputation as a resourceful and courageous soldier. On his return from Indian Service in 1785 he retired to Aston Rowant in Oxfordshire. He was a contemporary of Warren Hastings. L.S. Sutherlland in his East India Company in Eighteenth Century Politics, 1962, quote other letter from Caillaud to Hastings in the British Library. John Peter Boileau went to India with Caillaud, to whom he was related.
He returned in 1785 with an ample fortune.

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