Letter from Edward Littlehales to J. Beckett, 24 August 1808

Phoenix Park PrivateAugust 24 1808My dear Sir

The Duke of Richmond has written toLord Hawkesbury
on the subject of the disturbances
in parts of the Counties of Kerry &
Limerick, & as conveyed copies
of my letter to Lord Harrington,
the General Officer commanding in
that district, Yeomanry Brigade
Majors, by the Militia General as to

the previous steps which it appears
necessary to adopt towards the supression
of these outrages and the puinshment
of the offenders, and I have to
add that I have sent Warrants
to Brigadier General Lee at Limerick
for calling out & placing on
permanent duty such portion of
Yeomanry Force as may
be considered necessary — As His
Grace has stated his sentiments
fully to Lord Hawkesbury upoon
this serious business it is not
requisite for us to observe
anything further upon it I thank you for your most welcome
intelligence of the rescue of the
Spanish Troops in the Baltic
& remain, My Dear Sir
Edward Baker Littlehales

Lennox, Charles

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

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 Edward Littlehales to J. Beckett, 24 August 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-08-25-8-2-25. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-08-25-8-2-25. Accessed: 18 October 2018.