Document ReferencePl C 27/69/1-2
TitleLetter from Thomas Walker, Manchester, Lancashire to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 7 May 1787
Date7 May 1787
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionSends Mr Wedgwood's plan for 'new moulding the Chamber of Manufacturers', making it a 'Body Corporate'; explains Wedgwood's role in bringing 'injury' on this country; believes there was a possibility that the 'Treaty' might have met with the same fate as the Treaty of Utrecht; cannot send duke copy of 'extraordinary' circular of letter (accompanying Wedgwood's plan), with a panegyric on the conduct of the government; describes Wedgwood's actions over the treaty; comments upon how treaty has been received in Manchester by the council and others; for example, reports how opening of ports was received with no emotion and did not increase the price of goods in the market; explains why he does not want to see French system of finance imported into England; refers to the excise laws; sends compliments to Mr Fox.
TermFrance, attitudes to
local affairs, Manchester
imports and exports, excise laws

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11771Fox; Charles James (1749-1806); Mr; statesman1749-1806
NA40430Wedgwood; - (fl 1787); Mrfl 1787
NA40431Walker; Thomas (fl 1787); Mrfl 1787
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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