Letter from J.Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 15 August 1808

WhitehallPrivateAugust 15 1808My Dear Sir

I have the honor to
acknowledge the rec't of your two
private letters of the 9th & 10th Inst to
Mr. Jenkinson who is at present out
of town — The former enclosed the copy
of a private communication made to you
by Lord Norbury from Mullingar of
a very satisfactory nature — and for which
I am to convey to you Lord Hawkesbury's
best thanks — The information given
you by admiral Whitshed, a copy of
whose letter accomp'd your note of the
10th, had certainly reached Lord Hawkesbury
before your communication of it — Upon

the subject of Sir Arthur Wellesly's
landing — you will receive a
Bulletin herewith — which I must
beg of you to show the Duke of
and Mr Trail who I sincerely
hope is sufficiently recovered to take
an interest if not an active part
in official business

I take this opportunity also of
acknowledging the rec't of your
private letter of the 11th Inst. transmitting
a certificate of the Death of Lord
Clanricarde — which will be immediately
sent in the usual manner to the
Lord Chancellor — Should you receive
any further information respecting

James Geraghty about whom you
have sent me a memorandum
I shall be glad to hear from
you — I have the honour to be
my Dear Sir
Your very faithful
humble servant
J. Beckett.

Sir E.B. Littlehales

Jenkinson, Robert

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. He was a British statesman and the longest-serving British Prime Minister since 1806.

Wellesley, Sir Arthur

Arthur Wellesley (1769 _ 1852). 1st Duke of Wellington, Chief Secretary of Ireland (Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant), sat in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom, a leading military and political figure of 19th-century Britain. Defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Lennox, Charles

4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, colonial administrator. In April 1807 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Trail, James



Edward was Under- Secretary for the Military from 1801-1819. His role was two-pronged: he was was responsible for the defence of Ireland and the smooth running of the military stationed in the country.

Lord Chancellor of Great Britain

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) He served as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (1801-1806),(1807-1827) as the highest officer of the Crown and presided over the House of Lords. During 1808 he was often updated on the civil affairs of the Irish.

Littlehales Letters. "Letter from J.Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 15 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-15-8-1-2. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-15-8-1-2. Accessed: 18 October 2018.