Document ReferenceNe C 3446
TitleLetter from R. Lyttelton, Chelsea, to H.F. Clinton, 9th Earl of Lincoln [later 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne]; 1 Aug. 1765
Date1 August 1765
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIs sending a paper signed by the agents of the Universities of Minorca showing complaints lodged against Colonel Johnston; being Governor of Minorca he feels it is his duty to protect the inhabitants by doing everything in his power to prevent Johnston's return to the island; is worried that Johnston's friendship with Gen. Conway will lead the administration to allow him to return, even though his brother, Lord Lytellton has discussed the matter with Conway; wonders whether a new situation will be found for him or whether Johnston will be otherwise provided for; Colonel Townshend has proved a popular Lt Gen. both among the garrisons and the inhabitants and if he were to be replaced Lyttelton would recommend Gen. Pierson.
Termappointments, military
colonial affairs, Minorca

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA12136Universities of Minorca
NA11466Johnston; - (fl 1755-1765); Colonelfl 1755-1765
NA11997Conway; Henry Seymour- (1721-1795); Field Marshal; br of 1st Marquis of Hertford; Secretary of State 1765-681721-1795
NA12137Townshend; - (fl 1755-1765); Colonel; Lt Gov. of Minorcafl 1755-1765
NA11417Pierson; Richard (-1781); General; K.B. 1780-1781
NA12096Lyttelton; George (1709-1773); 1st Baron Lyttelton; succ. as 5th Baronet Lyttelton 1751; cr. Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 1756; M.P. Oakhampton 1735-1756; Chancellor of the Exchequer and Cofferer of King's Household 1754-17551709-1773
NA12054Lyttelton; Richard (1718-1770); Governor of Minorca 1762-661718-1770
NA968Clinton; Henry F.C. Pelham- (1720-1794); 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; also styled 9th Earl of Lincoln from 1730; born Clinton, but assumed Pelham-Clinton in 1768 as 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyne1720-1794
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