Letter from J. Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 17 August 1808

WhitehallPrivateAugust 17 1808My Dear Sir

In Mr. Jenkinsons absence
I have the honor to acknowledge
the rect of your two letters of the
14th addressed to him — the one
marked "Private & Confidential" and
containing the Copy of an anonymous
letter together with some Information
respecting a suspicious person named
"Foley" — the other communicating
the particulars of one outrage lately
committed at Bainbridge in the
County of Down — Lord Hawkesbury
desires me to convey to you his
Thanks for these communications

and entirely approves of the
measures which you mention
to have been adopted in both
these cases — His Lordship regrets
to find that you have reason
to apprehend that Emissaries are again at work in the Co. of
Limerick - and that the northern part of the county of Dublin
is infested by a lawless Banditti

— The details of Duponts Surrender
were received yesterday — but
no Bulletin was issued on the
occasion — I must therefore refer
you to the papers of the day
for the particulars of them.

I have the Honor to be
My Dear Sir
most faithfully yours
J. Beckett
PS Your Letter of the 13th to Mr
has also reached me
by which I am glad to find you
have so little difficulty in making
the necessary arrangements
the volunteering of the Militia
into the line
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.




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.

Littlehales Letters. "Letter from J. Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 17 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-17-8-1-4. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-17-8-1-4. Accessed: 18 October 2018.