Document ReferencePl C 52/56
TitleLetter from [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck] Marquess of Titchfield [later 4th Duke of Portland], Welbeck, Nottinghamshire to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 17 Oct. 1801
Date17 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that Lord Rockingham made Mr Bullock consul or agent at Senegambia where he stayed until it was taken by the French; writes that since then 'he has been under a cloud' and has only paid back the money he owed the government after considerable prompting, according to Charles Long; writes that Mr Bullock is not very capable in business and although living for many years in France, did not undertake the office of deputy to Mr Bruce, as he could not translate French into English.

Writes that he will communicate Lord Hobart's letter by sending a copy to every commander of the volunteer corps and that he has sent from there 3 Antinguan and 2 Queen pines today; mentions that he will come to the meeting of Parliament as he believes that the duke will want him to vote in support of the terms of peace, as his representative in Parliament; will keep to himself his own opinions on the matter; adds that Lady Titchfield is unhappy about 'Woody' going to London.
Termappointments, colonial
parliamentary business, proxy votes
political opinions, Marquess of Titchfield
domestic affairs, provisions

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41320Long; Charles (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA41357Bullock; - (fl 1801); Mr; sometime consul at Senegambiafl 1801
NA1096Wentworth; Charles Watson- (1730-1782); 2nd Marquess of Rockingham1730-1782
NA41358Bruce; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA15089Hobart; Robert (1760-1816); 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire; styled Baron Hobart 1798-18041760-1816
NA1102Bentinck; Henrietta Cavendish-Scott- (1774-1844); Duchess of Portland; née Scott; dau. of Major-General John Scott of Balcomie; wife of 4th Duke of Portland1774-1844
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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