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Governor's Correspondence

Reference: L/F/106

Volume of correspondence concerning the administration of Sir George Howard and Marquis George Townshend as Governors of Jersey. Includes; letter from Philip Fall, Lieutenant Governor of congratulations to Sir George Howard on becoming Governor of Jersey, several additional letters by or on behalf of Fall excusing his absence from the post of Lieutenant Governor on the grounds of ill health, correspondence with Major General Gordon concerning the state of the militia in Jersey, the commanders of the regiments, clothing and arms for the Militia, correspondence relating to plans for the building of a tower on a rock called Le Rocco in St Ouen's Bay to the design of Colonel Evelegh, appointment and salary of the Chaplain of Jersey to place him on an 'equal footing with that of Guernsey', petition from Joshua Le Quesne, Bankrupt Merchant to Sir George Howard asking for 'charitable succour' - he includes a list of persons who have already given him money , including Sir George's predecessor, petition from Francis Le Breton, Dean of Jersey to Sir George Howard asking him to use 'Your high influence in my behalf to obtain a place of Cadet at Woolwich for my son Edward Le Breton' petition from Philippe d'Auvergne, Prince of Bouillon, Commanding HM Navy at Jersey concerning the signature of the forms for the 'Inhabitants of this Island to export wool from Southampton', letter from Robert Brownrigg, on behalf of the Duke of York appointing Townshend as Governor of Jersey, letter signed by Townshend accepting the appointment 'I cannot omit expressing how much I feel my obligations to your Royal Highness for the honour of your recommendation', letters of congratulations to Townshend on his appointment and requesting posts or patronage, draft letter from Townshend to the States of Jersey on his appointment as Governor of Jersey also includes a response from Thomas Pipon as President of the States and receipt for the fees paid by Townshend on taking the oath on his appointment as Governor of Jersey - the amount paid was £21 6 shillings.

Reference: L/F/106/A/1

Date: 27 July 1795 - 16 December 1796