Document ReferencePl C 52/117
TitleLetter from Major M. MacCreagh to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; Mar. 1800
DateMarch 1800
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas called on Mr Higgins of Upper Grosvenor Street; has not had an answer to his letter from Dublin last week; thinks his friend deferred writing until he saw the captain of the Jamaica ships and assured himself of details of the export; he expects a letter today and will pass it onto the duke when he receives it; with regard to the letter the duke will write to Governor Beaujour, suggests that the £500 might commence with the beginning of the year; has suggested to Mr King how £500 may be raised, £300 from Demerara, £100 from Essequibo and £100 from Berbice; repeats that this amount is minute compared to what might be had; is sure that if asked 1795, the inhabitants would have offered him half their properties for the 'salvation' he brought; writes that while the sum of £500 is small, it will make a material difference to him.

Endorsement reads 'R[eceived] 5 March 1801'.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA39841King; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41443Higgins; - (fl 1801); Mr; of Upper Grosvenor Streetfl 1801
NA41444Beaujour; - (fl 1801); Governorfl 1801
NA40000MacCreagh; M. (fl 1800-1801); Major; 15th West Indian Regimentfl 1800-1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
PL38658/Demarara/South America
PL38659/Berbice/Southern Africa
PL38661/Essequibo/South America
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