Document ReferenceNe C 255
TitleLetter from Michael Lee Dicker, Exeter, to Henry Pelham; 9 Nov. 1745
Date Of Creation9 November 1745
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes with approval the conduct of the Chief Magistrate and Mayor of Exeter who are firmly behind the government and eager to prevent civil disturbance during the current crisis; comments adversely on the behaviour of the Scots and repeats various accounts he has received from Scotland and of Scots in England; urges the need to prevent insurrection in England; expresses pleasure but not surprised that the French have not supported the rebels as they expected; urges an agreement between the courts of Vienna and Berlin; adds a postscript asking that a future vacancy for a weigher at Topsham should be given to Hugh Surraige, a loyal supporter of the government.
TermJacobites, England 1745
Jacobites, Scotland 1745
appointments, customs and excise
intelligence, reports, domestic
military campaigns, Great Britain 1745-46
Scottish affairs, politics
diplomacy, Austria and Prussia

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CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA18870Heath; Thomas (fl 1744); Mr; alderman and J.P. of Exeterfl 1744
NA18901Surraige; Hugh (fl 1745); Mr; recommended for post as weigher at Topsham Devonfl 1745
NA1302Frederick II (1712-1786); King of Prussia; ( King of Prussia 1740-1786)1712-1786
NA18864Dicker; Michael Lee (1693-1752); Dr; Physician to the Exeter Hospital, appointed 17411693-1752
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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