Document ReferencePl C 52/46
TitleCopy letter from [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck], Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire to [R.Payne] 1st Baron Lavington; 8 Oct. 1801
Date8 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks Lavington for his attention while he lived in the West Indies; thinks that Lavington has stocked his [the dukes's] cellar more than any other governor in the West Indies; refers to some 'events' which no one could have predicted and which have put an end to their official correspondence, and Lord Pelham's; recognises Lavington's vigilance and loyalty to the government, even when his zeal to serve the king led him to step beyond his official duties; comments on his involvement in the expeditions against Danish and Swedish possessions; hopes his letter about Lavington's authority in the Leeward Islands made things clearer; mentions the inadequacies of living conditions for governor's which are inconsistent with the dignity of their offices; has not seen Mr Herbert to whom he is very obliged; reiterates his support for Lavington.
Termcolonies, West Indies
colonial affairs, administration
occupations and professions, colonial governor

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41349Herbert; Joseph (fl 1801); Mr; the President of the Council of Montserratfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
NA35820Payne; Ralph (1739-1807); Baron Lavington; governor of the Leeward Islands 1771-76 and 1799-1807; M.P. Shaftesbury 1768-71; M.P. for New Woodstock 1795-991739-1807
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