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

Dublin Castle
X Private August 17 1808Dear Sir

From the reports of which were made to me this
forenoon by one of the medical gentlemen which in
attendance upon Mr. Trail I am exceedingly concerned
of you that it is not considered he
can survive this night, and that his death may
be hourly expected

E.B. Littlehales
J. Beckett Esquire

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.


Littlehales Letters. "Letter from Edward Littlehales to J. Beckett, 17 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-17-8-2-5. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-17-8-2-5. Accessed: 18 October 2018.