The receipt reads: 'Received the 29th September 1797 of Colonel King the Sum of twenty one pounds, Seven Shillings, for a pr: of best Pistols in a Mahogany Case &c. complete.
£21.7- (signed) D. Egg'
Colonel R. King was probably Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Robert King who appears in the Army List on 20 December 1794 as 'late 127th Foot'. He was promoted Colonel on 1 January 1801, and last appears in the Army List in 1802