Document ReferencePl C 52/135
TitleLetter from [R. Payne] 1st Baron Lavington, St Christopher's [West Indies] to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 16 June 1800
Date16 June 1800
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites of his ill health; comments that he has sent 12 dozen 'black Antigua pine slips' by the ship the 'Baltic Merchant', commanded by Captain Smith; Smith has promised to convey the pines to Burlington House, but suggests that the duke send a servant to enquire after them; comments that Mr Herbert (the president of the council of Montserrat) is worthy, loyal and zealous, and has been given leave of absence to go to England; Lavington wishes to introduce him to the duke; Herbert is bringing the duke 12 dozen Queen pines, which were transplanted from Antigua into the soil of Montserrat; mentions that Herbert will also bring the duke a turtle; promises to continue sending the gardener at Bulstrode pines.
Termhorticulture, plants, transportation of
gifts, turtles

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41349Herbert; Joseph (fl 1801); Mr; the President of the Council of Montserratfl 1801
NA41463Smith; - (fl 1801); Captain; commander of the 'Baltic Merchant'fl 1801
NA35820Payne; Ralph (1739-1807); Baron Lavington; governor of the Leeward Islands 1771-76 and 1799-1807; M.P. Shaftesbury 1768-71; M.P. for New Woodstock 1795-991739-1807
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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