Document ReferencePl C 52/29
TitleDraft letter from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, Whitehall, London, to Messrs Williams and St Aubyn, Plymouth Dock, Devon; 8 Apr. 1801
Date8 April 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReceived their letter in which was enclosed an inflammatory hand bill which had been circulated [see Pl C 52/169-170]; agrees with the measures they [recipients] have proposed to take against the disorder there and to secure public peace; however, does now regret that more immediate and decided action had been taken against the rebels; thinks that their initial spirit of compromise may have prolonged the disorder, rather than suppressed it; promises the government's help in finding those people who circulated the hand bills by offering a pardon to any accomplices who come forward with information; notes that the printer has left his name on the bill and that they have the names (although they may be false) of the 12 ringleaders, who should immediately be apprehended.

With some overscoring and corrections.
Termcivil disorder, Devon 1801

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA40209Williams; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41330St Aubyn; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
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