Document ReferencePl C 28/54
TitleLetter from P[eter] Walter, Cornbury, Oxfordshire, to [Henry Bentinck, 1st] Duke of Portland at St James's Square; 10 Sept. 1717
Date10 September 1717
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionIn reply to the Duke's letter, very concerned about the state of 'this young Lord' who is on the road to ruin; 'I never had anything so much at heart as the seeing this young man come to good' ... 'a repeated goodness will not worke upon his minde, but rather give encouragement to his extravagency'; desire to see him come right will, Walter hopes, excuse the harshness he has shown and justify actions etc.

Endorsed 'Mr Walte abt Ld Essex's [scored through] affairs'
Termfinancial affairs, 3rd Earl of Essex

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA18674Capell; William (1697-1743); 3rd Earl of Essex; Envoy and Ambassador to Turin 1731-17371697-1743
NA28969Walter; Peter (c.1663-1746); Mr; M.P.; moneylender and agent for nobilityc.1663-1746
NA1044Bentinck; Henry (1682-1726); 1st Duke of Portland; 2nd Earl of Portland; cr. 1716; styled Viscount Woodstock 1689-17091682-1726
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