Document ReferencePl C 52/16/1-2
TitleLetter from Charles Bentinck [Count], John Street, Berkeley Square, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 3 Sept. 1801
Date3 September 1801
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionRegrets delaying visiting Burlington House; was distracted by his brother's [John] business; outlines the application he wished the duke to make to the commander in chief [Frederick, Duke of York] on John's behalf and refers to various letters and pieces of evidence which Bentinck encloses [not present]; these include a letter from Mr Huskisson written on Dundas's orders and the directions given to the inspector general by Col. Brownrigg; argues that Huskisson's letter states that Dundas's opinion is that his brother should be compensated for completing the levy.

Does not know why Dundas did not bring the matter before the Treasury, which is what he [the writer] now wishes to happen; comments on the distinctive nature of his brother's case; understands from Col. Brownrigg that the matter is now before the inspector general, from whom they are now awaiting an answer; if this answer makes the application necessary, will consult with Charles Long as to the propriety of the application and will inform the duke of his opinion; adds that although this business has had delayed, the importance of the matter for his brother means that it cannot be dropped.

Biographical detail for Count Charles and John Bentinck has been found in the correspondence file of the 3rd Duke of Portland [Pw F 474-476].

For related material see Pl C 15/1-5.
Termarmies, military compensation
armies, disputes

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9468Huskisson; William (1770-1830); Mr; statesman1770-1830
NA996Frederick Augustus (1763-1827); Duke of York and Albany; son of George III1763-1827
NA41320Long; Charles (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA13000Howard; Kenneth A. (1767-1845); 1st Earl of Effingham; Deputy Earl Marshal of England for the coronation of George IV1767-1845
NA36830Brownrigg; Robert (1759-1833); Sir; general1759-1833
NA11395Dundas; Henry (1742-1811); 1st Viscount Melville; Lord Advocate of Scotland 1775-17831742-1811
NA32384Bentinck; John C. (1763-1833); Count Bentinck; 2nd son of Christian F.A. Bentinck Count Bentinck; major-general1763-1833
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA32378Bentinck; Charles F. (1764-1811); Count Bentinck; 3rd son of Christian F.A. Bentinck, Count Bentinck; Dutch politician and colonial statesman1764-1811
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