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Army Commission, 1734 query
« on: Tuesday 21 May 19 18:18 BST (UK) »
An article in the Caledonian Mercury of 22 August 1734 interested me.  The main part of the report was familiar, but one phrase stood out.  Here is the full text:
“On Thursday last Captain Farrer, the eldest Captain in the Lord Cadogan’s Regiment of Dragoons, lately the Earl of Stair’s, killed the King’s Head for the post of Major to that Regiment, in the Room of the Earl of Balcarres, one of the Peers for North Britain, promoted some time ago to the Command of a Company in the 3rd Regiment of Guards.”

The phrase I am curious about is in italics above, and I wonder if this was in normal military useage of the period.

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Re: Army Commission, 1734 query
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 19:29 BST (UK) »
That'll be a typo for "kissed the King's hand"
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Re: Army Commission, 1734 query
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 19:40 BST (UK) »
In fact it says "kissed the King's hand". Not a typo at all. Never trust a transcription!
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Re: Army Commission, 1734 query
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 19:43 BST (UK) »
Thank you.  I need that eye test!!
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