Document ReferencePl C 52/165
TitleLetter from [C. Townshend] 1st Baron Bayning, Honingham, Norfolk, to [W.H.C. Bentinck] 3rd Duke of Portland; 4 Oct. 1801. Imperfect
Date4 October 1801
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionCongratulates the duke for 'the great event' that has taken place; explains that, despite the 'secret' being kept well, when he was in Norwich yesterday, the bells were ringing in the city and there was joy at the news that the peace proclamations were being signed; argues that in those first moments, no one considered the terms of the treaty; believes that those who made the terms acted firmly against the 'overbearing spirit of the great nation'; believes that while the terms initially appear inadequate when compared to the successes they had in the war, they were sufficient to put an end to such a burdensome, though worthy war; was pleased to adjourn their 'Committe of Preparation' and discharge himself from constant attendance at Norwich.
Termtreaties, peace, Britain and France 1801
celebrations, peace
peace, reactions to, 1801
ConditionUnfit for production
Fragile and very faint; partially indecipherable.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA12108Townshend; Charles (1728-1810); 1st Baron Bayning1728-1810
NA905Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 17621738-1809
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