Document ReferenceNe C 375
TitleLetter from [J. Douglas] 14th Earl of Morton, St Cyr, France, to Henry Pelham; 22 Jan./2 Feb. 1745
Date2 February 1746
Extent2 ff
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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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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