Document ReferencePl C 52/166
TitleLetter from [C. Townshend] 1st Baron Bayning, Honingham, Norfolk, to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 11 Oct. 1801. Imperfect
Date11 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks the duke for his letter; argues that the sacrifices they have made for peace are very great; believes that the danger will remain whilst France continues as such a strong power; believes that the rest of Europe, apart from Britain, are guilty of allowing them to do so; does not believe that continuing this very expensive war would have had a chance of altering the balance of power; mentions that Windham agrees with this contention; adds that he will go to town to support the preliminaries; mentions the arrangements over the peace negotiations and those involved in them; adds that he has sent the duke a brace of partridges and a brace of pheasants.
Termpeace negotiations, Britain and France 1801
politics, European
France, attitudes to
ConditionUnfit for production

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA15090Windham; William (1750-1810); Mr; statesman1750-1810
NA12108Townshend; Charles (1728-1810); 1st Baron Bayning1728-1810
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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