Lydia, in Chapter XIV, says "... my uncle Philips talks of turning away Richard, and if he does, Colonel Forster will hire him." I wonder if he could be one of Philips' clerks? Alternatively the reference could just be to show the sort of idle fancies and gossip that Lydia indulgences in.
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Answered by Aslan
I'm not sure but many people think it might be Colonel Fitzwilliam. Check this out: