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A British Tradition—Purchasing Rank

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Excerpt from his book, Irish in the American Revolution

By James Francis Smith

Author of the “Irish-American Story”



In this day with Social Security, pensions, etc, many may find it impossible to grasp the British officers’ retirement pay—there wasn’t any.

The tradition at the time was called for an officer to purchase a promotion. Here’s the bind they found themselves in. If they didn’t come from money, they had to either borrow… Continue

Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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