Document ReferenceNe C 375
TitleLetter from [J. Douglas] 14th Earl of Morton, St Cyr, France, to Henry Pelham; 22 Jan./2 Feb. 1745
Date Of Creation2 February 1746
Extent2 ff
LevelItem/file
Content DescriptionComments on news from Sir Matthew Decker who believes that if the rebellion is crushed there will be changes in the administration regarding Scotland; expresses his interest in the possibility of being recommended to direct Scottish affairs while remarking unfavourably on Lord Marchmont as a candidate as not 'at all a fit person for that service' being 'a very proud man... of violent temper' and a disciple of Lord Bolingbroke; observes that the Marquess of Tweeddale has 'laid down his office' and that he [Douglas] is willing to come to London if there is a good chance of being 'imploy'd' but does not want to be subjected to ridicule if someone else were to be appointed.

Dating on letter '22 Jan./2 Feb. 1746'.
Termappointments, military
Scottish affairs, 1745 uprising
Jacobites, in Scotland 1746

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA18944Hay; John (c.1695-1762); 4th Marquess of Tweeddale; Secretary of State for Scotland 1742-1746c.1695-1762
NA18986St John; H. (fl 1744-1746); Mrfl 1744-1746
NA19001Decker; Matthew (c.1679-1749); Baronet; M.P. and merchantc.1679-1749
NA18989Campbell; Hugh Hume- (1708-1794); 3rd Earl of Marchmont; politician1708-1794
NA19002St John; Henry (1678-1751); 1st Viscount Bolingbroke; statesman1678-1751
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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