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THE RIGHT HONORABLE GENERAL
THE EARL OF DALHOUSIE,
KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE MOST HONORABLE MILITARY
ORDER OF THE BATH, &c. &c. &c.
When His late Majesty King George the Fourth was graciously pleased to confer the honor of Commander-in-Chief of his Armies in India, on your Lordship, the capital of the British dominions in North America hailed it, amidst regret for your departure, as a proud mark of the Sovereign’s favor, and approbation of your Lordship’s long and arduous administration of the Government of this part of the King's dominions.