About eight oâ clock AM this morning I received
your two three letters of the 20th instant, two of which were
marked Private and one Confidential â
As the Lord Lieutenant has written very
fully to Lord Hawkesbury by this opportunity both officially
and privately upon the painful subject of the certain circumstances
connected with Major Campbells case and situation, more
particularly those to which you refer, It does not appear to me
that anything needs to be added on my part. â
In regard to your communications in ackt of
mine of the 16th instant relative to the claim of set up by a
Private in the Meath Militia to his discharge in consequence
of the peculiar terms of the Oath under which he enrolled the
Duke of Richmond has just had a conference with Lord
Harrington on the subject and has stated is now stating the result to
It is highly probable that the object of
Colonel Hanson visit to Ireland is for the causes which
you mention; I have heard nothing more about him but
Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. He was a British statesman and the longest-serving British Prime Minister since 1806.
During the correspondence, Campbell was tried and condemned for the murder of fellow officer Captain Alexander Boyd in a duel. He was executed in August 1808 by hanging.
4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, colonial administrator. In April 1807 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
General Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington (1753-1829) A British soldier. He was Commander-in-Chief of the regular Irish troops between 1806 and 1812.
George William Frederick (1738- 1820), King of Great Britain and Ireland. He oversaw the introduction of the Act of Union. Ruled till his death in 1820.
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.
The Lord Lieutenant was the representative for the King in Ireland. Charles Lennox was the Lord Lieutenant at this time.