Document ReferencePw2 Hy 266
TitleLetter from P. Walters to Lord E. Harley [later 2nd Earl of Oxford]; 14 Mar. 1720/1
Date14 March 1721
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionStates that he waited at the House of Commons to give him the enclosed letter from Mr Bateman regretting he will be forced to stand; suggests 'it be most proper to oppose him' but will defer to his opinion.

William Bateman writes that he is being compelled to stand for Lempster [Leominster] and explains 'I believe you are sensible it is for my Interest not to refuse him'; asks him to 'let Auditor Harley know'.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termelections, Leominster 1721

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA28968Bateman; William (c.1695-1744); 1st Viscount Bateman; M.P. Leominsterc.1695-1744
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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