Document ReferencePl C 52/78
TitleLetter from W. Fawkener, Council Office, to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 9 Oct. 1801
Date9 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionHas received the duke's commands; reports that the ratification has arrived in Dover, and they expect the messenger to bring it in a few hours; writes that Mr Hammond has promised to send what is necessary for the proclamation notifying the end of the hostilities; does not think it will be possible for the Council to convene at Windsor before Monday as they do not know when ratifications are to be exchanged.

Mentions that Lord Alvanley has arranged the hearing of the Campbell v. Beckford case to be held next Friday [see Pl C 57/4-5]; Alvanley feels that the parties should be told that if the case is not heard on that day, then he cannot hear it on any other day, nor is it a case that Lord Rosslyn or the Master of the Rolls [Sir William Grant] can hear; mentions the involvement of the Speaker and thinks the case will last two days; writes that if the duke is unable to come, he will ask a third Lord to attend.
Termpeace negotiations, Britain and France 1801
legal cases, property

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA41321Hammond; - (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA9129Arden; Richard Pepper (1744-1804); 1st Baron Alvanley; Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1801-041744-1804
NA41386Beckford; William (1760-); Mr; of Jamaica1760-
NA41387Campbell; John (fl 1778-1801); Mr; of Jamaicafl 1778-1801
NA33309Wedderburn; Alexander (1733-1805); 1st Earl of Rosslyn; lawyer and M.P.1733-1805
NA41388Grant; William (1752-1832); Sir; knighted 1799; Solicitor-General 1799-1801; Master of the Rolls 1801-171752-1832
NA9130Mitford; John Freeman- (1748-1830); 1st Baron Redesdale; Attorney-General 1799; Speaker of the House of Commons 1801; 1st Baron Redesdale of 1st creation1748-1830
NA41389Fawkener; W. (fl 1801); Mrfl 1801
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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