Document ReferencePl C 52/139
TitleLetter from [J. Pitt] 2nd Earl of Chatham, St James's Square, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 4 Jan. 1802
Date4 January 1802
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWrites that he received the duke's letter recommending the son of Mr Cunningham to be admitted as a cadet at the Royal Academy, Woolwich; writes that he is always willing to help in anything the duke feels is important, particularly where Sir George Paul and the other magistrates in Gloucestershire are concerned; however, reports that he is having real problems with the matter; first, he has a list of 50 from Lord Cornwallis who he needs to provide for; also has many 'claims of the Service itself'; hopes the duke will understand, therefore, that he cannot guarantee finding the boy a place.
Termappointments, military

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA41469Cunningham; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA11648Pitt; John (1756-1835); 2nd Earl of Chatham1756-1835
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA35816Paul; George Onesiphorus (1746-1820); 2nd Baronet; sheriff of Gloucestershire 1780-81; took additional name of George 1780; worked for improvement of prisons in Gloucestershire1746-1820
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