Document ReferenceNe C 374
TitleLetter from [J. Douglas] 14th Earl of Morton, Paris, France, to Henry Pelham; 9/20 Nov. 1745
Date Of Creation20 November 1745
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionExpresses relief at hearing of support for the King 'on occasion of this detestable Rebellion'; reports his own endeavours and comments on General Wade's activities; highlights that he is still seeking a qualification for his brother-in-law to become an M.P. in Scotland; says that a connected letter he sent was lost to a privateer; mentions that he has heard from 'that unfortunate man Mr Manby' of vacancies in customs service offering £80 annual salary; comments on General Wade's ability, states that 'the last news from Paris is very bad if true'

Letter does not have a place recorded but Paris stated on outer cover.
Termappointments, customs and excise
Scottish affairs, 1745 uprising
Scottish affairs, Highlanders
military campaigns, Great Britain 1745-46

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA11309George II (1683-1760); King of Great Britain and Ireland1683-1760
NA18999Wade; George (1673-1748); Field Marshal; privy councillor and lieutenant-general of the Ordnance 1742; field marshal 1743; commander-in-chief in England 17451673-1748
NA19000Manby; - (fl 1745); Mr; seeking position in customs and excisefl 1745
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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