Document ReferencePw2 Hy 275
TitleUnsigned newsletter to Lord Edward Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford], Wimpole, Cambridgeshire; 10 Dec. n.y. [c.1720]
Date10 December 1720 (c)
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionSends report on the debates in the House of Commons concerning the South Sea Company led by Sir Joseph Jekyll and Mr Walpole; relates story told to the Prince [of Wales?] of a member during the debate saying 'when there was no Law at Rome against Paricide and one was found guilty of it they ordered the Malefactor to be sowed in a sack and some savage creatures with him it and to be thrown into the River adding that ye doing yt to the Directors would satisfy him'; reports that Mr Thomas Palmer and Sergeant Meade, the lawyer spoke, but that Mr Jeffries Winnington did not speak; describes dispute at Powis House between Lord Londonderry and Lord Montgomery over a debt.

Addressed on reverse to 'The Right Honoble. The Lord Harley at Wimple near Royston, Cambridgeshire' and also marked 'Frank' 'E Harley Auder.'
Termparliamentary business, debates, House of Commons
business and commerce, South Sea Bubble 1720
Conditionedges damaged

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28597England and Wales; House of Commons
NA1086South Sea Company
NA28976Jekyll; Joseph (1663-1738); Sir; Master of the Rolls1663-1738
NA28977Palmer; Thomas (1682-1723); 4th Baronet; M.P.1682-1723
NA28978Pitt; Thomas (1653-1726); Mr; East India merchant and Governor of Madras; often called 'Diamond' Pitt1653-1726
NA28979Pitt; Thomas (-1729); 1st Earl of Londonderry; M.P. and Governor of the Leeward Islands-1729
NA11309George II (1683-1760); King of Great Britain and Ireland1683-1760
NA28980Herbert; William (c.1698-1748); 3rd Marquess of Powis; also titular Duke of Powis; styled Viscount Montgomery until 1745c.1698-1748
NA28981Herbert; William (c.1665-1745); 4th Earl of Powis; also titular Duke of Powis; styled Viscount Montgomery 1687-1696; succ. 1696c.1665-1745
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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