Letter from J. Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 22 August 1808

Whitehall Private August 22 1808My Dear Sir

With feelings of the
most unaffected regret — I acknowledge
the rect of your letter of the 18th
communicating the death of
Mr Trail — It reached me yesterday
by express — together with another
letter of the same date marked
private confirming your former
report of an occurrence which
had lately taken place of a serious
nature at Banbridge — and
under circumstances of an

aggravating nature — as
appears by the enclosed
which accompanied it — these
communications were immediately
laid before Lord Hawkesbury
from whom I forward a letter
to the Duke of Richmond by
the express which conveys this
to Dublin. I have the honor to be
Dear Sir
ever faithfully yours
J. Beckett

Sir E. B. Littlehales Esqr

Trail, James

Jenkinson, Robert

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

Lennox, Charles

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



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, 22 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-22-8-1-13. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-22-8-1-13. Accessed: 18 October 2018.