Date Published: 1819
Foolscap bifolium (Gater 1811 - Britannia watermark) Secretarial, marginal browning; signed by George Ramsay as 'Dalhousie'. Dated Halifax 15. September 1819 and addressed to the Judge Advocate General, presumably Sir John Beckett. Letter referring to lost papers re court martial of ensign 'Alain [?] Hutchinson of the 60 regiment' noting that the prisoner 'appears to be an unfit person to hold a commission in His Majesty's Forces'. Docket title to verso of second sheet.
George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, served as Lieutenant- Governor of Nova Scotia (1816–1820), then as Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1820–1828). He served twelve years in Canada. Dalhousie is considered the first patron of the arts in Canada.