Letters relating to Sale of Commission (Limerick / London 1821-1822)

Thanks to the letter from the PRO in 1950 to Kathleen May O'Hara (b 1907) (via Derek O'Hara), we managed to track down the letters relating to the sale of his commission in WO31/509. Below is the transcription and to the right are links to PDF's of the scans of the original letters.

Letter 1 (Brough offers money for purchase)

                                                 Buckingham St, Strand
                                                 12th January 1821
Sir   We beg leave to report, for the information of His Royal Highness
      the Commander in Chief, that the friends of Lieutenant R Brough
      of the 56th Regiment have lodged in our hands the sum of eleven
      hundred pounds as the regulated difference between the value of a
      Lieutenancy & Company

      We have the honor to be, with respect
      Sir
      Your most Obedient
      Humble Servant
      Mssrs Donaldson and Co.
Letter 2 (Placing Lawrence on Half Pay)

                                                 Horse Guards
                                                 25th June 1821
Sir   I have the Honor to refer to you the annexed copy of a Medical Report
      dated 15th instant upon the Case of Bt Major O'Hara of the 56th
      Regiment who has been absent from his Regiment in consequence of
      Ill Health since the 5th June 1819, and to acquaint you, that he has
      been informed in reply to an Application for Four Months further leave
      of Absence, that as no expectation is held out of his efficiency, the
      Commander in Chief cannot comply with his request, and he must therefore
      be placed upon the Half Pay

      I have the honor to be, Sir
      Your most Obedient
      Humble Servant
Letter 2 - Annex (Lawrence's Medical report) 

                                                 Limerick
                                                 15th June 1821
Copy  I hereby certify I have this day carefully examined Bt Major
      O'Hara of the 56th Regiment and find that his Health has been
      for the lasty three years much impaired by repeated Attacks of
      Rheumatic Gout & a liver Complaint attended with a [       ]
      afliction of the lumbar.

      His General Constitution, and great Debility, which he reports
      was caused by Thirty Years Service in the East Indies. I am of
      opinion that Bt Major O'Hara is at this time unable to proceed
      to his Regiment, and further declare my belief that it does not
      appear to me there is any probability of this Officer becoming
      again fit for the Active Duties of a Military Life.

      signed  P Ormsby

Letter 3 (Covering Letter requesting leave to sell Commission)

                                                 Limerick
                                                 12th December 1821
Sir   I beg leave to produce a Memorial to His Royal Majesty the Commander in Chief
      for leave to sell my Commission as Captain in His Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot
      and which you will be pleased to present.

      I have the honor
      to be
      Sir
      Your most Obedient
      Humble servant
      L O'Hara Bt Major
      HM 56th Regiment
Letter 4 (Letter requesting leave to sell Commission)

                                                 Limerick
                                                 12th December 1821
To His Royal Majesty the Commander in Chief

      May it please your Royal Highness to obtain for me His Majesty's consent
      to the sale of my commission of Captain in His Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot.
      In case His Majesty will be graciously pleased to permit the same, I do declare and
      certify upon the word & honor of an officer and Gentleman, that I have not demanded
      nor accepted, neither will I demand nor accept directly or indirectly at any time
      or in any manner whatever, more than the sum of Eighteen hundred pounds being the
      price limited & fixed by His Majesty's Regulations as the full value of said Commission
Letter 5 - Purchase Money transferred to Agent by Brough

                                                 42 Great Portland Street
                                                 7 January 1822
Sir   I have to thank you for your communication of the 3rd inst.
      and in reply have the honor to inform you that Mssrs Donaldson and Co.
      the agents of the 56th Regiment are prepared to pay the purchase money for
      Lieut. Richmond William Brough when called upon.

      I have the honor
      to be Sir
      Your most Obedient and very Humble servant
      William Brough