Document ReferencePl C 52/169
TitleLetter from J. Williams and F. Aubyn, Plymouth Dock, Devon to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 5 Apr. 1801
Date5 April 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionEnclose a seditious hand bill that was circulated the night before [Pl C 52/170]; assure the duke that they will do all they can to keep the peace; to this end, they have appointed some more constables, have warned the volunteer corps to be ready for action, and are about to write to the Commissioner of the Dockyard to get his officers sworn in as constables; mention that they had hoped for the support of Commissioner Fanshawe in trying to persuade the dock-men to go back to work, and sent for him during the riot, but 'he did not think it proper to attend'; give assurances that they will try to prevent more rioting.

Some pencilled notes on reverse.

For the duke's response to this letter see Pl C 52/29.
Termcivil disorder, Devon 1801
civil disorder, prevention of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41498Fanshawe; - (fl 1801); -; commissionerfl 1801
NA41499Williams; J. (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41500Aubyn; F. (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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