Document ReferencePl C 52/11
TitleLetter from [F. Basset] 1st Baron de Dunstanville, Upper Grosvenor Street, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 29 Apr. 1801
Date29 April 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that all is quiet in Cornwall at the moment; still believes, however, that a military force, particularly of cavalry, is needed to encourage magistrates to do their duty; thinks that the magistrates in West Cornwall might have been too lenient with the mob, as many agreed that the price of foodstuffs should be lowered; writes that they feel that they are sanctioned in this following an opinion delivered by the bench in the winter; has heard that there was a riot in St Ives the Saturday before; comments on some episodes that happened there and in Penzance that call into question the attitude of the magistrates; comments on the reliability of his source; does not imagine that they will successfully crush dissent without the support of all the magistrates.

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Termcivil disorder, Cornwall 1801

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11398Basset; Francis (1757-1835); Baron Basset; M.P. Penryn 1780-17961757-1835
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
PL15789/St Ives/Cornwall/England
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