Letter from J. Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 04 September 1808

Whitehall Private September 04 1808My Dear Sir

In addition to the several
communications which I have
the honor to acknowledge from you
by the express which I send today
— I have to notice one of the 3rd instant
enclosing a copy of a report and
of its inclosure from Major General
Campbell
at Armagh, relative to
the outrages which have been committed
in the neighbourhood of Banbridge
in the Co. of Down — and enclosing
likewise a copy of a letter from

the Brigade Major of Yeomanry
of that district by which there
appears reason to hope that the
Yeomen have not been concerned
in these Excesses — Lord
Hawkesbury
directs me to say
that the offer of rewards for
the apprehension for conviction
of the Principles — and the
stationing detachments of troops
in the manner proposed — appears
to him as well as to his Grace
the Ld Lieut to be very judicious. I remain
my Dear Sir
very faithfully yours J. Beckett

Campbell, Major Henry Alexander

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.

Jenkinson, Robert

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

Beckett

Lord Lieutenant

The Lord Lieutenant was the representative for the King in Ireland. Charles Lennox was the Lord Lieutenant at this time.

Littlehales Letters. "Letter from J. Beckett to Edward Littlehales, 04 September 1808". ID: Littlehales1808-09-04-8-1-23. Online. http://dhprojects.maynoothuniversity.ie/2017/littlehales/letters/?p=1808-09-04-8-1-23. Accessed: 14 December 2017.