Document ReferencePl C 52/28
TitleDraft letter from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland to [J. Poulett], 4th Earl Poulett; 7 Apr. 1801
Date7 April 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas received the earl's letter, which referred to the involvement of men in a riot and in breaking into a Baker's shop and forcing him to sell him bread at a price they had fixed; regrets that these men are to be executed, but feels that an example is necessary; emphasises the importance of people and communities believing that private property of all description is to be protected, and that any who violate this principle will be executed; explains his view towards the farmers and why he made certain decisions.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA32747Poulett; John (1756-1819); 4th Earl Poulett1756-1819
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