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Letter by a British official in 1759 on the Seven Years War in India
(Catalogue ref: SP 54/45/72)
I was honoured to receive your report of the success of His Majesty's forces in the Indian seas, and the gallant defence of the garrison of Madras. This gives me the highest satisfaction and I thank your lordship for sending me this good news and offer you my congratulations.

I offer you my sincere hopes that His Majesty's forces should continue with their successes, which have been achieved in almost every mission they have tackled. This reflects great credit on you and those eminent persons who are managing the situation in India with you.

I am, in great regard and esteem for you,
Your servant
The Earl of Holderness
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