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Letter from Charles Bushe to Edward Littlehales, 22nd of August, 1808

Chief Baron attributes, that the true situation
of the County has not been perfectly known.

You will have the goodness to com:
:municate this information to His Grace&to
theAttorney General:—I shall pass thro
County in my return to Dublin &if any thing
important should ocme to my knowledge you
shall hear from me

Believe me my dear sir Edward
with much repore your faithfulCharles Bushe


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.


Charles Kendal Bushe (1767-1843) An Irish lawyer and judge. He served as Solicitor-General for Ireland from 1805 to 1822. He was heavily involved in the court trials which followed the outrages in Ireland.

Attorney General

The Attorney-General is the most senior legal advisor to the British Government and the chief law officer of the State. During the time of this correspondence, William Plunket, 1st Baron Plunket, (1764-1854) occupied this role.

Littlehales Letters. " Letter from Charles Bushe to Edward Littlehales, 22nd of August, 1808 ". ID: 1808-08-22-20-1-1. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-22-20-1-1. Accessed: 18 October 2018.