Document ReferencePl C 52/154
TitleLetter from Lord Charles Somerset, Tenterden Street, Hanover Square, London to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 11 Oct. 1801
Date11 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains that he has been taken ill by a violent fever and so can only write very briefly; cannot give the duke a full explanation of his actions; explains that his letter of the 9th [Pl C 52/153] was written after he received a letter assuring him that the 4th regiment would always retain 2 battalions; if this contention was proved to be correct, explains that he might have altered the intentions he laid out in his letter of the 4th [Pl C 52/152]; however, a 'circumstance' has occurred in his family that means he has to decline altogether the post he was offered in St Vincent's; asks that when the duke sees the king that he mention Somerset's name on this matter and give the reasons for his refusal of the post that he gave in his former letter; when he is better, will explain his reasons in full to the duke.
Termappointments, colonial
medical conditions, fever

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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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