Catalogue description Newcastle to Cumberland: the copies of Cumberland's letters to Harrington have, when...

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Details of SP 87/19/138
Reference: SP 87/19/138
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Newcastle to Cumberland: the copies of Cumberland's letters to Harrington have, when necessary, been laid before the lords justices, who have shown great diligence in strengthening the army, though it is still inferior in numbers to the enemy. Unsatisfactory defence of Tournai. Success for Marshal Traun's army might create a diversion. It will be some time before the 6,000 Hessians arrive. Difficulties in the negotiations for M√ľnster troops. Arrangements for the convention and payment for 8,000 Flemish troops. The depositions concerning recruitment for Lord John Drummond's regiment have been passed to the marquess of Tweeddale. Sir Hector McClean and two others have been apprehended in Edinburgh. The lords of the council will consider assisting the Austrians with the defences of Ostend. He encloses an extract of a letter from Trevor on the sharing of services in the army. Dated (OS) at Whitehall. ff. 352-356

Date: 1745 Jun 21
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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