The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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(By courtesy of Mr. James Tregaskis)

Dublin Castle, 2 January 1746

My LORD,

I am so much inclined to serve Captain Lushington, who belongs to me here, that I should have little merit in obeying your Lordship's orders, were it in my power to do it; but hitherto he has been above me, being a captain already and I having yet had nothing above a company to dispose of. When I can help him, I certainly will. In the commission I gave your Lordship to be my Steward, I inserted the fullest powers possible, without either account or control, and have not reserved to myself the liberty of even advising, much less directing. And whatever you think fit to do will, I am sure, be the best that can be done, as whatever I should have done myself would certainly have been the worst. I am with the greatest truth and respect, etc.

No. 905 TO THE DUKE OF NEWCASTLE

(Add. MSS. 32 ,706,f 33)

Dublin Castle, 11 January 1746

My LORD,

I received yesterday the honour of your Grace's letter of the 6th, and ought in this, if I could without too much . . .