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"Honbl Lieut William Sinclair, 1776

I should like to expand on the topic "Honbl " as indicated in the subject 
line .

" Honorable " in a military context characterizes the military service 
rendered i.e satisfactory .

The opposite would be " Dishonorable ".

Those descriptions are in use even today .

If the officer in question was in the British army , it can be taken for 
granted that he was from the "Upper Class " , since British Officers of that 
and most later periods of necessity had to supplement their meager army 
salary with outside wealth in order to pursue a military career !

I hope the above info proves clarifying ?

Joe Greigg
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