Document ReferencePl C 52/68
TitleLetter from Dr Patrick Colquhoun, James Street, London to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 23 June 1801
Date23 June 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionAs he was not able to meet with the duke today at Burlington House, sends him the enclosed papers [not present] which detail the attempt to encourage the use of cheap food during the last winter and spring and the testimonials of those appreciative of his work; knows that the duke will be glad to hear that his measures helped the plight of the poor in London, and that it saved the lives of several thousands subjects who would have otherwise perished; mentions that all the sacrifices that have had to be made have been worth while.
Termeconomic affairs, food shortages
economic affairs, food prices
poverty, relief of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA33522Colquhoun; Patrick (1745-1820); Dr; LL D; metropolitan police magistrate1745-1820
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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