|Lord Harris Residence, later residence of Puraniah, Seringapatam wikipedia.|
|Lord George Harris en.wikipedia.org|
His success at Srirangapatna won him laurels, but he declined the offer of an Irish peerage. After his trip back home in 1800, he continued to serve the army and in 1812 he became full general. There he lived in Belmont House (County of Kent). In 1820 he received the GCB, and in 1824 the governorship of Dumbarton Castle. He remained colonel of the 73rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot from 1800 to his death. Gen. Harris died at Belmont in May 1829.
|Inscription at the Lord Harris Residence, Seringapatam en.wikipedia.org|
Apparently a few days before his death Purnaiah wrote a letter to his friend Col. Hill, Commandant of Seringapatam, stating 'old and infirm, after a life of unusual activity and care, I am going to the land of my fathers. Responding to Purnaiah's letter Col. Hill replied, ''I am travelling the same road'' and passed away a short time after Purnaiah. A tablet on the wall of this house shows the link between Lord Harris and Puraniah to this house