Document ReferencePl C 52/5
TitleLetter from Major John Allen, Dublin, Ireland to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 28 Feb. 1801
Date28 February 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionExplains how he has been promised a 'comfortable situation' for years; when the vacancy in the 'Port Surveyor's Place' of Drogheda came up he was told it was his and so paid the fees of the commission as was desired by Lord Cornwallis; was then disappointed to hear that another Lord Lieutenant may come over; explains his mortification over this matter; argues that he will only succeed if the duke helps him, 'an old officer who was of your family'; solicits the duke's help in getting for him the position of aide de camp and gentlemen of the bedchamber to the Lord Lieutenant, positions he had held in the duke's family; mentions the difficulties of maintaining his large family.
Termoccupations and professions, aide-de-camp
employment, requests for
patronage, requests for

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11332Cornwallis; Charles (1738-1805); 1st Marquess Cornwallis1738-1805
NA41299Allen; John (fl 1801); Majorfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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