Document ReferencePl C 52/151
TitleLetter from Lord Charles Somerset, Tenterden Street, Hanover Square, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 17 Sept. 1801
Date17 September 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas given every consideration to going to St Vincent's; think that he must turn down the appointment that the duke has offered him, as he has been swayed by the king's belief that the 2 posts he would then hold would be incompatible with one another; regrets the trouble that he put the duke to; thanks the duke for his kindness over this matter.
Termappointments, colonial

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA13027Somerset; Charles H. (1767-1831); Lord; son of 5th Duke of Beaufort; governor of the Cape 18131767-1831
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
PL13760/St Vincent
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