At the age of nineteen, Charles Metcalf was appointed a political assistant to General Lake, who was then conducting the final campaign of the Second Anglo-Maratha War against Yashwantrao Holkar.
In 1808 he was selected by Lord Minto for the responsible post of envoy to the court of Ranjit Singh at Lahore.
Here, on 25 April 1809, he concluded the important treaty securing the independence of the Sikh states between the Sutlej and the Jumna.
On 14 November 1834, he was posted as Governor of the Presidency of Agra where he served for over four months till 20 March 1835.
“Lord Metcalfe” is called Liberator of India Press.
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