Document ReferenceNe C 373/1
TitleLetter from [J. Douglas] 14th Earl of Morton, Paris, France, to Henry Pelham; 27 Sep./ 8 Oct. 1745
Date Of Creation8 October 1745
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionSpeculates on the court supporting the Prince and the Dutch reaction; comments on the failure of General Cope to act and on the strength of the Highlanders; expresses his views on the Covenanters and one of their leaders John Halden, 'I have heard this Halden say that he hop'd one day or other he shou'd walk up to the knees in the blood of the unrighteous'.

Dating on letter '27 Sep/8 Oct. 1745'.
TermScottish affairs, Highlanders
Scottish affairs, religion
military campaigns, Great Britain 1745-46

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA18899Cope; John (1690-1760); Sir; general; commander-in-chief in Scotland 17451690-1760
NA18998Halden; John (fl 1745); Mr; Scottish Covenanterfl 1745
NA18873Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (1720-1788); Prince; ('the Young Pretender', or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'; son of titular James III)1720-1788
NA18994Douglas; James (1703-1768); 13th Earl of Morton; number of earldom disputed; representative peer for Scotland 1739-1768; President of the Royal Society 1764-1768; imprisoned in the Bastille 17461703-1768
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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