Document ReferenceNe C 142/1-2
TitleLetter from [Sir Robert Walpole] 1st Earl of Orford, Houghton, Norfolk, to Henry Pelham; 20 Oct. 1743
Date Of Creation20 October 1743
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionDiscusses political tactics and offers his advice for handling the situation with Lord Carteret and the King; advises him on his conduct towards the King 'Address and management are the weapons you must fight and defend with'; points out that an advantage is that the King is averse to Lord Bath and 'his utter contempt for those fellows, as he calls them, that depend upon him'; questions whether the Cobhams are not the authors of the 'Constitutional Journal' which is confessed Jacobitism and refers to the late Duke of Argyle; sends his warmest wishes and support.
Termpolitical parties, Whig party
political parties, Cobhamites
Jacobites, fear of
publications, political pamphlets
governments, Carteret 1742-44
Publication NoteWilliam Coxe, 'Memoirs of the Administration of the Right Honourable Henry Pelham' (Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green; London, 1829) Vol I p 103-106

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA8194Carteret; John (1690-1763); 2nd Earl Granville; statesman; succ. his father as Baron Carteret 1695; succ. his mother as 2nd Earl Granville 17441690-1763
NA11855Pulteney; William (1684-1764); Earl of Bath1684-1764
NA18670Campbell; John (1680-1743); 2nd Duke of Argyll; also Earl of Greenwich and Baron Chatham1680-1743
NA10334Walpole; Robert (1676-1745); 1st Earl of Orford; 1st Earl of 2nd creation; cr. 1742; statesman1676-1745
NA967Pelham; Henry (1696-1754); Mr; Prime Minister 1743-1754 brother of T. Pelham-Holles 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1696-1754
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