Document ReferencePl C 52/110
TitleLetter from J. King, Whitehall, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 17 Sept. 1801
Date17 September 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSends a request from Joe Smith, who is a subscriber to the Grand Junction Canal; asks that the duke consult with Sir C. Baynes on this matter; mentions that he will go to Bath with Mrs King next week and will return the first week in October when Lord Pelham will visit the Duke of Leeds for a few weeks; comments of the 'calm' there at the moment and wishes that they were now at the end of their negotiations; is surprised that they have not heard from their 'Paris friend' and if they hear nothing for a month will assume that this channel of information has stopped; adds that 'Abbot is playing the D- in Ireland' and comments in some detail on his actions there; comments on how long it is since he has seen the duke.

Headed 'private and confidential'
TermIrish affairs, politics
canals, Grand Junction Canal

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41436Smith; Joe (fl 1801); Mr; subscriber to the Grand Junction Canalfl 1801
NA22518Osborne; George William Frederick (1775-1838); 6th Duke of Leeds; succ. 17991775-1838
NA9433Abbot; Charles (1757-1829); 1st Baron Colchester; Speaker of House of Commons 1802-161757-1829
NA11411Pelham; Thomas (1756-1826); Mr; grand tour 1775-1778; M.P. Sussex 1780-18011756-1826
NA41437King; J. (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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