Document ReferencePw2 Hy 654
TitleCopy of an extract of a letter from Algarnoun Potts, to Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford]; n.d. [c.1703-709]
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionGives no news on the 'transactions of the Norwich mob' as Slew and Barney have already provided full reports; refers to complaints from 'our club' that they have not been mentioned by the Ministry for their 'faithfull services'; comments on the complaints about the 'obnoxious' Lord Lieutenant; says that Sir Ed[mund] Bacon refuses to spend any money at the next election because of this; recommends that the Lord Lieutenant be replaced before the next election to prevent others from also withdrawing their support; expects trouble if 'two or three of yr gang be not turned out'; suspects that 'our Knights' will provide the necessary support.

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Termcivil disorder, riots, Norwich
elections, Norwich
resignations and dismissals, Lord Lieutenant of Norwich

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29423Bacon; Edmund (1672-1721); 4th Baronet; succ. 1686; M.P. Orford 1700-17081672-1721
NA29424Slew; - (fl 1703-1709); -; of Norwichfl 1703-1709
NA29425Barney; - (fl 1703-1709); -; of Norwichfl 1703-1709
NA29426Potts; Algarnoun (fl 1703-1709)fl 1703-1709
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
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