Document ReferencePl C 52/42
TitleCopy from [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland, to Henry Addington [later 1st Viscount Sidmouth]; 7 Aug. 1801. Imperfect
Date7 August 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReturns the enclosed from Mr Abbot [not present] which tell of the 'disposition' of the Irish militia; considers the permanence of the militia in Ireland; comments on the costs of clothing the militia, giving the opinion of Lord Cornwallis and the advice he [Portland] gave to Mr Abbot; discusses the demands and costs of keeping the militia in Ireland on permanent service; expresses his unhappiness at the fact that Lord Pelham was not informed of Abbot's proposals; discusses at some length the importance of adhering to correct political protocol in Ireland and the significance of the office of Lord Lieutenant in the Irish political system.
Termpolitics, Irish
Irish affairs, militia
Irish affairs, politics
Irish affairs, administration
Physical DescriptionMould damage; paper very pulpy

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11411Pelham; Thomas (1756-1826); Mr; grand tour 1775-1778; M.P. Sussex 1780-18011756-1826
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA9433Abbot; Charles (1757-1829); 1st Baron Colchester; Speaker of House of Commons 1802-161757-1829
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA8609Addington; Henry (1757-1844); 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Speaker of the House of Commons 1789-1801; PM 1801-04; cr. viscount in 18051757-1844
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