Papers of the 1st Earl Grey
Introduction
Charles, 1st Earl Grey
Contents
Arrangement
Related material (internal)
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-GRE-A
Title: Papers of the 1st Earl Grey
Dates of creation: 1725-1806
Extent: 4 metres.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey (1729-1807)
Language: English

Charles, 1st Earl Grey

Charles, 1st Earl Grey, was born in 1729, the fourth son of Sir Henry Grey, 1st Bart. of Howick. He entered the army and obtained his first commission in 1744. He served in the Seven Years' War, being aide de camp to Prince Ferdinand at Minden and later to the Count De Lippe in Portugal. He was one of the more successful British commanders during the American War of Independence, and was finally named Commander in Chief there, but the war ended before he took up his command.
In 1793 he was appointed Commander in Chief of the land forces in a joint expedition with the sea forces, under the command of Sir John Jervis, against the French West Indies. Before setting out on this campaign Grey made a short expedition to the continent and successfully relieved the siege of Nieuport. He reached the West Indies early in 1794 and by the end of April had captured Martinique, St Lucia and Guadeloupe.
These successes brought with them several problems. Temporary arrangements had to be made for the civil government of the conquered islands, pending instructions from England, and measures had to be taken for their internal security. The arrest and deportation of allegedly dangerous persons was a particularly difficult problem and another was the question of prize property. Grey and Jervis interpreted the term ‘prize property’ very widely and this policy aroused bitter hostility among the West India merchants in England, alarmed the home authorities, and led to a parliamentary enquiry into the conduct of the Commanders in Chief. Disputes and litigation concerning prizes dragged on until 1806 when a final distribution of the prize money was made. The burden of the financial and administrative work involved fell upon Lieut.-Colonel Gerrit Fisher, who had been Grey's military secretary in the West Indies.
By November 1794 when Grey left the West Indies, Guadeloupe had been recaptured by the French, the British forces had been ravaged by yellow fever and Grey had been involved in fierce disputes with his second in command Lieut.-General Robert Prescott. Grey remarked (No. 1047) that he wished he had never seen the West Indies.
In August 1796 he was appointed to the command of the Southern District (Kent, Sussex and Surrey), and in February 1800 he resigned his command for health reasons. Despite his wish to return to active service later that year, this marked the end of his military career. In June 1801 he was raised to the peerage in recognition of his services and he was created an Earl in 1806. He died in the following year. In 1762 he had married Elizabeth, daughter of George Grey of Southwick, Co. Durham (see Surtees, History of Durham, II, 19.

Contents

The majority of the material relates to Grey's military career, with a few documents relating to Southwick property and general accounts. The military material is made up of plans, journals and intelligence reports, but is mainly in the form of letters. There is some material on the American War of Independence, but it is not until the campaign in the West Indies that it becomes sustained and detailed.
The papers from Grey's command of the Southern District give a detailed account of day to day army administration, covering defence tactics against invasion from France, plans of attack on the enemy coast, including the expedition to destroy the sluice gates of the Bruges Canal in May 1798, and the reaction to the mutiny at the Nore in 1797. These papers were consulted by Sir J.W. Fortescue for his History of the British Army.

Accession details

The papers of Charles, 1st Earl Grey, form part of the Earl Grey Papers, deposited in April 1955. There have been subsequent additions made with new material being deposited.
Material added to this collection having been found elsewhere in the family papers is distinguished by asterisks after the item number.

Arrangement

The papers have been arranged in chronological order, with a separate section for books.

Related material (internal)

Earl Grey Papers The Earl Grey Papers held by the Library include related family and estate material.

Bibliography

Sir J.W. Fortescue, A history of the British army (1910-30)
P.D. Nelson, Sir Charles Grey, First Earl Grey: royal soldier, family patriarch (Associated University Presses, 1996)
R. Surtees, A history of County Durham

Catalogue

Papers
1725-1786
A1   11 November 1725
Letter from Charles (?) Sanderson to George Grey.
Concerning the assignment of a mortgage.
Paper   1f.
A2
Suddick Farm account, May day 1726 - May day 1727.
Paper   2ff.
A3
Account of sums paid by and due from George Gray in respect of Suddick Farm, 1726-9 [includes purchase-money], and receipt, 3 November 1730, of George Liddell (for Sir Henry Liddell, Bart.) for £64. 16s. 11d. for the balance of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
A4
Account for the repair of pews belonging to George Grey in Monkwearmouth Church for his tenants and servants, with receipt, 25 June 1748, of David Potter for 16s. 4d. from Grey in settlement.
Parchment   1m.
A5   4 July 1748
Statement by George Grey of the evidence for his title to six pews in Monkwearmouth Church, with account of expenses he had incurred in connexion with them and extract from the register of pews in the said church stating that the six pews were confirmed to him by the Ecclesiastical Court of Durham on 19 November 1748.
Paper   2ff.
A6
Account for work done in Monkwearmouth Church on pews for George Grey by John Head, joiner, with receipt, 4 July 1748, of Head for £3. 5s. 0d. from Grey in settlement.
(Witness, Thomas Goodday, Minister.)
Also, statement [by Grey] that the pews mentioned in the above account were duly confirmed to him on 19 November 1748.
Parchment   1m.
A6*   18 December 1746
Appointment of Grey as Ensign in Lieutenant-General Guise's Regiment of Foot.
A6**   3 December 1752
Appointment of Grey as Lieutenant in the above Regiment.
A6***   21 March 1755
Appointment of Grey as Captain of the 46th Company of Marines to be raised.
A6****   31 May 1755
Appointment of Grey as as Captain in the 20th Regiment of Foot.
A6*****   27 January 1761
Appointment of Grey as Lieutenant-Colonel commandant of a battalion of foot to be raised.
A7a   [covers the period 4 October 1761 - 5 February 1762]
“A journal of the Expedition commanded by the Honourable Major General Monckton against Martinico 1762”, by Lieut.-Col. Patrick MacKellar, Chief Engineer.
6ff. [1f. blank].
A7b
Enclosed:
Reprint of part of the London Gazette Extraordinary of 2 April 1762, on the surrender of Martinique.
Paper   3ff.
A8
Journal of the campaign in Portugal, 3 August - 2 December 1762.
6ff. [including cover].
A9   1762
“Topographical remarks upon the provinces of the lower Beira and Alentejo with the roads, positions and encampments that may be taken there as they were reconnoitred by order of the reigning Count Shaumbourg Lippe, Marshal General of the combined armies in Portugal in the campaign of 1762, by Colonel Rainsford, with a plan of defence in case Portugal should be attacked by the Spaniards.”
Paper   48ff.
[The sections are paginated as follows: 1-16; 25-48; 49-72; 73-100. There is nothing lost between pp. 16 and 25. The first 8ff (pp. 1-16) are evidently from a different copy and are written in a smaller hand than the remainder.]
A10   1763
Paper-backed book containing account of Martinique, Grenada, Dominica, and St. Vincent by Capt. Baillie of the 35th Regiment, 1763.
[The account of Martinique is the longest and concerns the constitution, administration of justice, population, militia, defences, trade, taxes, religious orders, etc.]
30ff. [2ff. blank].
A11
Plan des lunettes et avant chemin covert construits á Strasbourg entre le petit ouvrage á Cornes de la Citadelle et la Rivière d'Ell.
Paper   1f.
A12
Plan of Custrin (Kustrin) and environs.
Paper   1f.
A13
Plan of Wittemberg.
Paper   1f.
A14
Plan des ville, citadelle, forts et port de Calais.
Signed by Bexon.
Paper   1f.
A15
Front de la place de Calais du collé de la mer, et du fort Risban, avec le project d'attaque de ce front.
Signed by Bexon.
Paper   1f.
A16   1764
Plan of Gravelines, with note on the mode of attack.
Signed by Bexon. (Sheet I).
Paper   1f.
A17   1764
Plan of Gravelines, with note on the mode of attack.
Signed by Bexon. (Sheet II).
Paper   1f.
A18   1764
Plan of Gravelines, with note on mode of attack.
Signed by Bexon.
Paper   1f.
A19
Plan of Gravelines.
Signed by Bexon.
Paper   1f.
A20   1767
Plan de Dunkerque.
Signed by Bexon.
Paper   1f.
A21   1 December 1772
Promissory note, of Grey to Margaret Smart for £80 and legal interest.
Underneath:
Receipt, 21 October 1795, of Robert Spencer for £80 and £4 interest.
Paper   1f.
A21*   20 December 1772
Commission appointing Grey aide de camp to the King and Colonel of Foot.
Parchment   1m.
A22a   [1773]
Language:   French
Petition of the Dominican fathers of Martinique, setting forth their title to their property and concerning their revenues, with account of their receipts and disbursements in 1772.
With memorial on the Dominicans' property and conduct by the officers charged with making an inventory of the goods of missionaries belonging to religious orders in Martinique.
Paper (printed)   1 plus 18pp.
A22b - 1   c. July 1773
Attached:
Petitions of various parishes of Martinique against the proposed replacement of missionaries who were members of religious orders by secular clergy.
[The petitions are addressed to "le Général & Intendant des Isles du Vent de l'Amérique."]
Paper (printed)   11 pieces. 58 plus 4pp.
A23
Rough memoranda by Grey on the war in America including the following:-
Computation of troops for the defence of New York, Long Island and Rhode Island, and to carry on the war with vigour, with plan of campaign for that purpose.
Observations on the strategic importance (or otherwise) of Rhode Island.
The route for the corps sent to reinforce Rhode Island as intended.
Remarks on disaffection among the Hessian troops.
Sir H. Clinton's reasons for not attacking in favour of General Burgoyne sooner.

Paper   4ff.
A23*   4 March 1777
Commission appointing Grey Colonel of the 28th Regiment of Foot.
Parchment   1m.
A23**   4 March 1777
Commission appointing Grey Major General in America only.
Parchment   1m.
A24a   1777-8
Journal of campaign of 1777 under Sir William Howe, 11 June - 30 December 1777 ; and of campaign of 1778 under Sir Henry Clinton, 18 June - 15 November 1778 ; with return of the troops under Clinton in the period 1 June - 14 November 1778.
Paper   4ff.
A24b   November 1778
Attached:
Cantoonments of the troops on York Island, Staten Island and Long Island.
Paper   1f.
A25   1779
Copy of questions asked of Lord Cornwallis and Grey by Sir William Howe [subsequently 5th Viscount Howe] before a committee of House of Commons, 1779.
8ff. [1f blank].
A26   1779
Rough minutes by Grey of evidence given before the Commons' committee on America, 1779; with observations.
Paper   6ff.
A27   10 October 1779
Account of the reservoirs in the Citadel of Plymouth with statement of the quantity of water in each.
Paper   2ff.
A28
Statement of the distances between strategic points at Plymouth.
Paper   2ff.
A29   [1779]
f.1r. Statement of the distribution of troops in winter quarters in the Western District with notes on the defences of Plymouth on 25 November [1779(?)].
ff.1v-2r. Table showing:
(1) the number of men required to operate the guns mounted at Plymouth Citadel and Batteries when the combined fleets were off that port, 16 and 17 August [1779] ;
(2) the distances between strategic points at Plymouth;
(3) the maximum water- supply there.

Paper   2ff.
A30   1779-80
Rough diary by Grey of military and naval events at or near Plymouth, with details concerning the fortifications there and preparations against attack, 22 July 1779 - 1 April 1780.
Paper   12ff.
A31a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, January - May 1779.
Paper   2ff.
A31b
Enclosure:
Supplementary account, 31 May - 1 June 1779, with receipt, 31 July 1779, of Harrison for balance.
Paper   1f.
A32
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, July - December 1779.
Paper   2ff.
A33
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, January - April 1780.
Paper   4ff.
A34
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, April - December 1780.
Paper   4ff.
A35
Abstracts of all the letters and papers relating to the dispute between the Magistrates of Exeter and the 1st Regiment of Dragoons quartered there, 10 April - 30 May 1781.
[Partly in Grey's hand.]
Paper   4ff.
A36   30 May 1781
Letter from Sir George Howard to Lieut.-Col. Lovibond.
Ordering that George Gamwell should be immediately delivered to the Mayor of Exeter and demanding to know why his previous order to this effect had not been obeyed.
Paper   2ff.
A37   5 June 1781
Copy letter from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond to Sir George Howard.
Defending his conduct in the case of Gamwell.
Paper   2ff.
A38   8 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. William Haviland to Grey.
Requesting him to go to Exeter, inquire into the case of Gamwell, and take the appropriate action.
Paper   2ff.
A39   9 June 1781
Draft letter from Grey to John Moore [should be Samuel Moore], Mayor of Exeter.
Informing him of his arrival in Exeter to inquire into the matter in dispute between the civil and military powers.
Paper   2ff.
A40   9 June 1781
Letter from Samuel Moore, Mayor of Exeter, to Grey.
Informing him that he had summoned a meeting of the Justices of the City and that he would let him know their determination with regard to the matter in dispute.
Paper   2ff.
A41   [c. 9 June 1781]
Questions in respect of the case of Trooper Gamwell [with an answer].
In Grey's hand.
Paper   2ff.
A42   9 June 1781
Journal of proceedings by Grey in the dispute between the 1st Dragoons quartered at Exeter and the Corporation of that City concerning the delivering up of Trooper Thomas Gamwell, who was rescued from the constables by the said Regiment after being legally served with a warrant for his arrest as the father of a bastard child sworn to him by Elizabeth Hamlyn of the Parish of St. David in the County of Exeter.
Paper   2ff.
A43   June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. William Haviland to Grey.
Concerning the Gamwell affair.
Paper   2ff.
A44a   10 June 1781
Letter from Major R. Downes to Grey.
Requesting him to lay the enclosure before the Major and Magistrates of Exeter.
A44b   10 June 1781
Enclosure:
Letter from Major R. Downes to the Mayor and Magistrates of Exeter.
Expressing regret that Gamwell escaped from the constable to whom he had been delivered.
Paper   2ff.
A45a   10 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond to Grey.
Requesting him to transmit the enclosure to the Mayor and Corporation of Exeter.
Paper   2ff.
A45b   10 June 1781
Enclosure:
Letter from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond to the Mayor and Corporation of Exeter.
Declaring that he expects to be able to deliver Gamwell to legal authority at Exeter.
Paper   2ff.
A46   10 June 1781
Note from Grey to Mr. Hawtrey.
Requesting a conversation with him.
Paper   1f.
A47   11 June 1781
Draft letter from Grey to Samuel Moore, Mayor of Exeter.
Asking whether he and the Justices would receive letters from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond and Major Downes instead of their appearing in person.
Paper   1f.
A48   11 June 1781
Letter from Samuel Moore, Mayor of Exeter, to Grey.
Signifying that the Justices of Exeter would have no objection to receiving letters [from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond and Major Downes] provided they contained a proper submission.
Paper   1f.
A49   12 June 1781
Draft letter from Grey to Lieut.-Gen. William Haviland.
Reporting on his mission to Exeter on the Gamwell affair.
Paper   2ff.
A50   12 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. William Haviland to Grey.
Acknowledging Grey's report on his proceedings at Exeter.
Paper   1f.
A51   13 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond to Grey.
Concerning the treatment of Trooper Gamwell by the authorities in Exeter.
Paper   2ff.
A52   15 June 1781
Draft letter from Grey to Lieut.-Col. Lovibond.
Advising him to protest against the harsh treatment of Gamwell.
Paper   2ff.
A53   15 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. William Haviland to Grey.
Concerning Gamwell, and "the affair in the barracks" involving Lieut.-Col. Shee and Lieut. Wilson.
Paper   1f.
A54   17 June 1781
Letter from Lieut.-Col. Lovibond to Grey.
Concerning the case of Trooper Gamwell.
Paper   2ff.
A55   19 June 1781
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Col. Lovibond.
Concerning the case of Gamwell.
Paper   1f.
A56
Paper: “Admiral Graves's Justification”, n.d.
Criticizing a defence of his conduct in the battle with the French fleet off the Chesapeake, 5 September 1781.
Paper   2ff.
A57   20 (?) September 1781
Extract of a letter from Captain Jervis to Vice Admiral Darby, dated Foudroyant at Sea.
Complaining that he had been prevented from striking a "rapid and brilliant stroke" against the French fleet by the refusal of a Vice-Admiral to supply the necessary ships, and reporting Lord Mulgrave's criticism about the appointment of Captain Johnstone as a Commodore on the Lisbon station.
Paper   2ff.
A58a
Distribution of 365 days forage-money with bat and baggage money, being the full allowance of field money in America, last war, in 1781, to a battalion of foot of 10 companies.
Paper   2ff.
A58b
Attached:
Field allowances in America to the generals and staff in 1781.
Paper   2ff.
A59
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, January - October 1781, with account of George Gibson to Grey in respect of rents and arrears, 1779-1781.
Paper   2ff.
A60
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, October - December 1781, with an addition of 2 payments in 1782.
Paper   2ff.
A61   27 April 1782
Letter from 3rd Duke of Richmond [Master General of the Ordnance] to Grey.
Concerning the defence of Plymouth.
Paper   9ff.
A62   25 October 1782
Copy [for Grey] of letter from Edward Mathew to Thomas Townshend (Viscount Sydney), Secretary of State for Home and Colonial Affairs.
Concerning his decision to postpone the attack on St. Christophers, his reluctance to see his forces reduced in order that troops might be sent to Jamaica, enemy designs on St. Lucia, and the King's good opinion of him.
Paper   3ff.
A63
State of troops in the Leeward Islands - Barbados, St. Lucia and Antigua, March - October 1782.
Paper   2ff.
A64   9 December 1782
Letter from Maj.-Gen. Edward Mathew to Grey.
Reporting from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A65
The following papers are tied together:
Paper   72ff.
A65 (i)   4 April 1782
Copy instructions [by Earl of Shelburne] to Sir Guy Carleton.
Concerning tactics to be pursued in America.
A65 (ii)
Notes from the following despatches:
Despatch of 5 June [1782 ] to the Commissioners, Sir Guy Carleton etc.
Observations on negotiations for peace including remarks of Franklin on the subject.
2nd Despatch, 5 June [1782 ] to Sir Guy Carleton.
On withdrawal from New York and treatment of Loyalists.
3rd Despatch, 5 June [1782 ] to Carleton.
Stating that Carleton was to keep in touch with the Commanders at Jamaica, Leeward Islands and Canada.
Notes on 4th despatch to Carleton, 14 August [1782]. [For full contents see next entry.]
Despatch to Sir Guy Carleton, 14 August 1782.
Concerning evacuation from New York to Halifax and Barbados; the assumption of the offensive in the West Indies and his appointment to command there.

A65 (iii)
Sir Guy Carleton's despatches to the Secretary of State:
A65 (iii) 1
11 May. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 2
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 3
14 May. Extract concerning disadvantages of New York as a defensive post.
A65 (iii) 4
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 5
14 June. Extract concerning the strength of the loyalists and that of the disaffected.
A65 (iii) 6
14 June (?). Comment on contents.
A65 (iii) 7
14 June (?). Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 8
14 June (?). Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 9
17 June. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 10
18 June. Extracts concerning the necessity of British naval superiority and assistance in the American war and on the sacrifice of America to the interests of France.
A65 (iii) 11
14 Aug. Copy letter from Carleton requesting that the King's permission be obtained for him to resign his office and command in America.
A65 (iii) 12
15 August. Extract concerning the impossibility of quickly evacuating Charlestown and New York, and the dangers from the French fleet.
A65 (iii) 13
Comment only.
A65 (iii) 14
Entry crossed out.
A65 (iii) 15
15 August. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 16
16 August. Summary of letter from Gen. Washington to Carleton on treatment of prisoners of war.
A65 (iii) 17
16 August. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 18
17 August. Extract of letter from Carleton to Washington, concerning the treatment of the loyalists; and of letter from Carleton to Shelburne concerning the reactions of the loyalists to the news that independence had been offered to the American Colonies and the dissatisfaction of some of the Americans with the rule of Congress.
A65 (iii) 19
18 August. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 20
10 September. Note concerning a letter from Gen. Haldimand to Carleton about Vermount and extract of a letter from Carleton to Haldimand denying that he was likely to return to Canada.
A65 (iii) 21
12 September. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 22
12 September. Copy letter from Carleton to Secretary Towneshend, concerning the reaction of the loyalists to news of the offer of independence to the American Colonies.
Copy letter from Gen. Washington to Carleton, concerning the case of Ezekiel Tilton; Carleton's declarations about the suspension of hostilities and the attacks by savages on the N.W. frontier.
Copy letter from Carleton to Washington, 12 September [1782], concerning the arrangements for a general exchange of prisoners; and the partial suspension of hostilities and the attacks of Indians on the Americans.
Notes on resolutions of Congress.
12 September. Extract concerning the discontent of the Americans in the eastern provinces and the application of refugees for passage to Nova Scotia.
A65 (iii) 23
12 September. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 24
13 September. British and American troop movements.
A65 (iii) 25
13 September. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 26
1 October. Extract concerning French and British troop positions.
Summary of Leslie's despatch to Carleton of 8 September concerning the evacuation of Charlestown and the procuring of provisions for that town.
Copy letter from Governor Mathews to Leslie, 17 August, declaring that if property belonging to the citizens of his state was carried away on the evacuation of Charlestown he would be obliged to resort to further confiscations which would bring ruin to many.
A65 (iii) 27
5 October. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 28
6 October. Extracts concerning negotiations for exchange of prisoners of war, the internment of American loyalists in France, and an exchange of prisoners.
Copy letter from Generals Heath and Knox (the American Commissioners for settling the exchange of prisoners), to General Campbell and Mr. Elliot, the British Commissioners, declaring that the powers of the British Commissioners were not competent to accomplish the purpose the Americans had in view.
Extract of further letter from the said American Commissioners demanding on the part of the United States reasonable satisfaction for the amount being spent on the maintenance of British prisoners.
Extract of letter from General Washington to Carleton on the above subject.
A65 (iii) 29
7 October. Copy despatch from Carleton, concerning the aims and situation of rival parties among the Americans, and the exchange of prisoners.
Summary of information from the County of Albany, concerning the impatience of the people for conclusion of peace; measures passed by the Senate; discontent of the American army and privations occasioned by the war.
A65 (iii) 30
9 October. Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 31
29 October. Copy despatch from Carleton concerning discontent amongst the Americans and the effect of the offer of independence both on the loyalists and the advocates of independence.
Comment on one of the papers enclosed by Carleton with the above despatch.
Summary of another enclosure with the above, concerning the discontent of the Americans and advocating that Carleton should offer terms of reunion with Britain on a similar basis to Ireland.
Summary of memorandum addressed to Carleton by W.B.: “A proposition for peace between Great Britain and the Colonies with the most certain and lasting foundation”.
A65 (iii) 32
30 October. Note of contents.
Extracts of letter from Sir Guy Carleton to Gen. Washington concerning the exchange and treatment of prisoners of war, and the failure of Congress to deliver up English prisoners in exchange for American ones returned.
A65 (iii) 33
1 November. Copy letter from Sir Guy Carleton to the Secretary of State. Concerning the evacuation of Charlestown and New York.
A65 (iii) 34
31 October. Return of troops in America etc.
Copy letter from Sir Guy Carleton, 29 October. Requesting permission to return to Europe.
A65 (iii) 35
15 November. Extract of despatch from Sir Guy Carleton concerning the embarkation of British troops at Charlestown for Jamaica and his lack of authority to order German troops to the West Indies.
Extract of letter from Governor Campbell of Jamaica to Carleton, 7 October. Concerning the probability of an attack on the Island, with extract from intelligence received from Port au Prince concerning French and Spanish troops, and the likelihood of an attack on Bermuda.
Extract of letter from Sir Guy Carleton to Governor Campbell, 12 November. Concerning the troops he was sending to Jamaica and the replacement of sick troops there.
A65 (iii) 36
15 November. Extract of letter from Sir Guy Carleton. Concerning a convention between the British and American Commissioners.
Extracts of letter from Gen. Leslie to Sir Guy Carleton, 18 October. Concerning loyalists and their property and negroes who had served against the American rebels.
Copy petition of "divers loyal inhabitants of South Carolina" to Gen. Leslie, 9 September.
Concerning sequestered negroes and other rebel property.
Copy commission given by the Hon. A. Leslie to Alexander Wright and James Johnson to agree with commissioners to be appointed by Governor Mathews on the restoration of slaves and property of American subjects in S. Carolina within the British lines.
Copy Compact between Edward Rutledge and Benjamin Guerard, the Commissioners appointed by Governor Mathews, and the above-mentioned Alexander Wright and James Johnson, 10 October 1782, concerning slaves, and debts due to British merchants, or persons banished or whose property had been secured by family settlements.
Summary of the above Compact.
Observations of the above Compact.
Copy of other observations on the said Compact.
Extracts of letter from Sir Guy Carleton to General Leslie, on the slaves concerned in the above Compact, and the destruction of "works" in Charlestown.
A65 (iii) 37
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 38
15 November. Copy letter from Sir Guy Carleton, concerning the Loyalist refugees in Nova Scotia.
A65 (iii) 39
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 40
16 November. Copy letter from Sir Guy Carleton concerning a message from Gen. Washington offering to assist the Loyalists to procure the restoration of their citizen rights and the return of their property; and views on Washington's motives for making such an offer.
Copy joint letter from Sir Guy Carleton and Admiral Digby, concerning the sentiments of the loyalists on the above subject.
A65 (iii) 41
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 42
Note of contents.
A65 (iii) 43
17 November. Note of contents.
Extract of letter from Admiral Digby, 19 November. Expressing the fear that a British evacuation would alienate the loyalists.
Extracts of letter from Digby, 15 December. Concerning the danger from the French fleet to a British convoy leaving for Europe and the danger of attacks on the coast by the said fleet.
[No Nos. 44 and 45.]
A65 (iii) 46
Extract of despatch from Sir Guy Carleton, 16 December, concerning ships destined for New York.
Extract of private letter from General Leslie to Sir Guy Carleton, 18 November, concerning an attack by the rebels on British outposts which vitiated his good intentions of assisting the loyalists to restore the enemy's negroes; complaints by the loyalists about the scanty allowance of provisions given to them; slaves in Jamaica; desertion among his troops; and his dislike of his situation.
Extracts of public letter from General Leslie to Carleton, 18 November, concerning the frustration of the treaty with Governor Mathews about negroes.
Note of the destinations of the transports at Charlestown.
A66
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, January - April 1782.
Paper   2ff.
A67
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, April - December 1782.
Paper   4ff.
A68a   26 February 1783
Letter from Major-General Edward Mathew to Grey.
Concerning promotions (including his own), and reporting from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A68b
Enclosure:
f.1r. Extract of a letter from the Secretary of State to Mathew, 1 January 1783.
Informing him that it was not through lack of confidence in him that the King had ordered Sir Guy Carleton to the West Indies, and expressing the King's hope that Mathew would reconsider his decision to return to Europe when Carleton arrived.
f.2r. Copy of Mathew's reply to the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A69
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, January - July 1783.
Paper   2ff.
A70
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of receipts (including rents) and miscellaneous disbursements, September - December 1783, with receipt, 27 December 1783, of Harrison for £243. 7s. 6d.
Paper   2ff.
A71
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, March - December 1784, with receipt, 31 December 1784, of Harrison for £508. 15s. 3½d.
Paper   2ff.
A72   3 January 1785
Letter from Joseph Harrison to Grey, acknowledging receipt of £17. 15s. 6d. which settles all their accounts up to 31 December 1784.
Paper   2ff.
A73
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, January - November 1785.
Paper   4ff.
A74   10 June 1786
A new hydrographic sketch of the north, south, and middle channels at the mouth of the Thames, taken 1 January 1782, by John Bean; printed for Robert Sawyer, Fleet Street, as the Act directs.
Paper   1f.
A75   10 July 1786
Bond of Grey to Henry and William Taylor, Esqrs., in £1,000 to secure £500 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1 verso. Receipt, 28 (?) December 1794, of Henry Taylor for the principal and £11. 2s. 0d. interest.
Paper   2ff.
A76   14 November 1786
Bond of Grey to Henry and William Taylor, Esqrs., in £1,000 to secure £500 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1 verso. Receipt, 28 (?) December 1794, of Henry Taylor for the principal and £2. 9s. 3d. interest.
Paper   2ff.
A77a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of a receipt and miscellaneous disbursements, February - November 1786.
Paper   2ff.
A77b   20 November 1786
Enclosure:
Receipt, of Harrison for £140. 12s. 7d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
1787-1792
A77*   13 July 1787
Commission appointing Grey Colonel of the 8th (or King's Royal Irish) Regiment of [Light] Dragoons.
Parchment   1m.
A78   28 July 1787
Bond of Grey and Sir Henry Grey, Bart., to Thomas Taylor of Fleatham, Northumberland, Gentleman, in £2,000 to secure £1,000 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signatures and seals torn off.]
f.1 verso. Receipts of Taylor for the interest 1788-1798.
Receipt, 2 August 1799, of Taylor for £1,000 and £25 interest.
Paper   2ff.
A79   25 September 1787
Bond of Grey and Sir Henry Grey, Bart. to Avery Jebb of Lambs Conduit Street, Middlesex, Esq., in £2,000 to secure £1,000 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seals torn off.]
f.1 verso. Receipts for interest 1788-1796.
Receipt, 19 February 1799, of W. Fowle for £1,000 principal and £150 interest from Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A80   21 December 1787
Bond of Grey and Sir Henry Grey of Howick, Bart., to Newton Ogle, D.D., Dean of Winchester in £2,000, to secure £1,000 with lawful interest.
[Signatures and seals cut off.]
f.1 verso. Account of principal and interest due in respect of the above bond from 21 December 1792 to 4 September 1794, with receipt, 6 September 1794, of Henry Hoare & Co. for £1,085. 8s. 2d. from Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A81a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts (including rents) and disbursements, December 1786 - October 1787 (with note of cash received on 27 December [1787] ).
10ff. [4ff. blank.]
A81b   27 December 1787
Receipt of Joseph Harrison for £172. 17s. 6d from Grey (the balance of an account settled that day).
Paper   1f.
A82
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of cash received from him and bills paid in London, January - February 1788 (receipted by Harrison 21 February 1788 ).
Paper   2ff.
A83a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, January - December 1788.
Paper   6ff.
A83b   19 December 1788
Receipt of Joseph Harrison for £233. 17s. 7d. from Grey (the balance of his account with Grey settled on the above date).
Paper   1f.
A83c
Vouchers corresponding with the above account, including receipts for interest paid on Bonds.
15 pieces.
A83*   17 March 1789
Commission appointing Grey Colonel of the 7th (or Princess Royal's) Regiment of Dragoon Guards.
Parchment   1m.
A84   26 March 1789
Bond of Grey to William Smith of Togston, Northumberland, Esq., Ralph Fenwick of Shortridge, Northumberland, Gent., and Thomas Smith of Newcastle upon Tyne, Roper, Executors and Devisees in trust of and in the last will of Edward Wilson late of Ulgham, Gent., deceased, in £2,000 to secure £1,000 and legal interest.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.2r. Receipt for £25 interest.
f.1v. Receipt, 7 (?) October 1794, of Ralph Fenwick for £1,000.
Paper   2ff.
A85   26 September 1789
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey (interest due on a Bond).
Paper   1f.
A86   26 September 1789
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey (interest due on a bond).
Paper   1f.
A87   2 October 1789
Bond of Grey to Robert Dand of Glosterhill, Northumberland, Farmer, in £800, to secure £400 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
Paper   2ff.
A88   18 December 1789
Bond of Grey to Thomas Forster of Alnwick, Northumberland, Esq., in £600 to secure £300 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1v. Receipt, 7 October 1794, of Foster for £300 and £4. 10s. 7d. interest.
Paper   2ff.
A89   18 December 1789
Bond of Grey to Thomas Bailey of Alemouth, Northumberland, Gentleman, in £600 to secure £300 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off, but enclosed.]
Paper   2ff.
A90   19 December 1789
Bond of Grey to Edward Smetham of Howick Pasture house, Northumberland, Farmer, in £400 to secure £200 and 5% interest p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1v. Receipt, 8 October 1794, of Smetham for £200 and £8. 6s. 8d. interest.
Paper   2ff.
A91a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts (including rents) and disbursements, January - December 1789.
8ff. [1f. blank.]
A91b   21 December 1789
Enclosure:
Receipt, of Harrison for £679. 17s. 9d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A91c
Vouchers corresponding with the above account [all receipts for interest paid on bonds].
7 pieces.
A92   19 January 1790
Bond of Grey to Jane Strother of Alnwick, Northumberland, widow, in £800 to secure £400 and legal interest.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1v. Receipt, 7 (?) October 1794 of Jane Strother for £400 and £15 interest.
Paper   2ff.
A93
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, January - February 1790, with receipt, 11 February 1790, of Harrison for £266. 6s. 10d., the balance of the above account.
Paper   2ff.
A94a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of a bill of exchange for £365 which he received from Grey.
[Grey received the balance on 11 February 1790.]
Paper   2ff.
A94b
Enclosure:
Account relating to the above.
Paper   1f.
A95   20 February 1790
Receipt of Michael Aynsley for £40 from Grey [interest due on a bond to the Revd. Dr. Ogle].
Paper   1f.
A96   24 July 1790
Bond of Grey to Ralph Fenwick of Short Ridge, Northumberland, in £2,000 to secure £1,000 with legal interest.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1v. Four receipts for interest ( 1791-4 ) and receipt, 30 January 1795, of Joseph Harrison for £1,025 from Messrs. Meyrick in discharge of principal and interest due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
A97   29 September 1790
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A98   29 September 1790
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A99   20 December 1790
Letter from Joseph Harrison to Grey.
Concerning financial matters and straw for farm stock.
Paper   1f.
A100a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, February - November 1790.
4ff. [1f. blank].
A100b   20 December 1790
Attached:
Receipt of Harrison for £162. 19s. 9d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A100c
Vouchers corresponding with the above account [mostly receipts for payments of interest on bonds].
14 pieces
A101   8 January 1791
Receipt of Michael Aynsley for £8 from Grey, which with £42 already paid by Grey for a horse for Mr. Ogle makes £50 [interest due to the Revd. Dr. Ogle].
Paper   1f.
A102   25 January 1791
Bond of Grey to James and John Meyrick of Westminster, Esqrs. in £4,000 to secure £2,000 and lawful interest.
[Signature and seal cut off but enclosed.]
f.1v. Receipt, 12 September 1793, of the Meyricks for £500, part of the principal of the above bond. Receipt, 5 November 1794, of the Meyricks for £1,500 the remainder of the principal.
Paper   2ff.
A103   12 February 1791
Copy letter from Grey to Sir James Pennyman.
Concerning the separation between Pennyman and his wife [Grey's sister].
Paper   1f.
A104   n.d. [c. February 1791 (?)]
Letter from Sir James Pennyman to Grey.
Concerning the separation of his wife and himself.
Paper   2ff.
A105   22 February 1791
Letter from Thomas Collingwood to Grey.
Concerning Sir James Pennyman's financial position.
Paper   1f.
A106   12 March 1791
Letter from Thomas Collingwood to Grey.
Concerning Sir James Pennyman's offer of an annuity to his wife, and encumbrances on his estates.
Paper   2ff.
A107a
Account [of Joseph Harrison] to Grey in respect of bills paid in London, January - February 1791.
Paper   2ff.
A107b
Similar account with an additional payment and with receipt, 16 March 1791, of Harrison for £17. 9s. 5d., the balance of the account.
Paper   1f.
A108   6 April 1791
Letter from Thomas Collingwood to Grey.
Concerning legal business arising out of the separation of Sir James and Lady Pennyman.
Paper   2ff.
A109   25 April 1791
Bond of Grey to the Revd. Joseph Rumney of Berwick and John Nisbet of Ancroft, County Durham, Gentleman, in £400 to secure £200 and 5% interest.
[Signature and seal cut off.]
f.1v. 9 May 1791 (?).
Declaration of trusts by Rumney and Nisbet - that their names were used in the above bond only as trustees for Elizabeth Wolfe wife of the Revd. Thomas Wolfe of Howick, Northumberland.
Receipt, 16 October 1794, of Elizabeth Wolfe for £10 interest due in respect of the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
A110   11 May (?) [1791]
Letter from Sir James Pennyman to Grey.
Declaring that he had been ill-treated by his wife and concerning the deeds that he was to sign.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A111   16 May [1791]
Letter from Sir James Pennyman to Grey (?).
Concerning his rights, and his insistence on them, with respect to the revenues of lands given to his wife.
Paper   1f.
A112   17 May 1791
Draft letter from Grey to Sir James Pennyman.
Concerning the means by which Lady Pennyman was informed of his conduct, and a small piece of property once belonging to Ralph Grey which Pennyman claims.
Paper   2ff.
A113   8 July 1791
Bond of Grey to Thomas Taylor of Fleetham, Northumberland, in £2,000 to secure £1,000 and 4% interest.
[Signature cut off but enclosed.] Seal: one red wax applied.
ff.1 recto - 1 verso. Receipts of Taylor for interest payments, 1792-1798.
Paper   2ff.
A114   29 September 1791
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey [for interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A115   29 September 1791
Receipt of William Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A116a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, November 1790 - November 1791.
Paper   4ff.
A116b
Vouchers corresponding with the above account (including receipts for payments of interest on bonds).
21 pieces.
A117a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous disbursements, November - December 1791.
Paper   2ff.
A117b   19 December 1791
Attached:
Receipt of Harrison for £702. 4s. 7d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A117c
Vouchers corresponding with the above account, including receipts for payments of interest on bonds.
4 pieces.
A118   27 December 1791
Bond of Grey to Robert Briggs of Blyth in £2,000 to secure £1,000 and legal interest.
[Signature and seal cut off.]
Paper   2ff.
A119   30 December 1791
Receipt of Newton Ogle for £45 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A120   22 (?) July 1792
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning financial matters in connexion with Lady Pennyman's separation from her husband.
Paper   2ff.
A121   2 August 1792
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Burton and the payments due to Lady Pennyman [from her husband].
Paper   2ff.
A122   19 August 1792
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
On the payment of money due to Lady Pennyman and concerning his family.
Paper   2ff.
A123   29 September 1792
Receipt of Henry Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A124   29 September 1792
Receipt of Henry Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A125   11 October 1792
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning correspondence with Mr. Burton and payments due to Lady Pennyman.
Paper   2ff.
A126a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, December 1791 - November 1792.
Paper   4ff.
A126b
Vouchers corresponding with the above account, including receipts for payments of interest, and a receipt of Thomas Ebdon (organist of Durham Cathedral) for a subscription for his sacred music.
30 pieces.
A126c
Supplementary account, December 1792 [settled 12 December 1792 ].
Paper   2ff.
A127   12 December 1792
Bond of Grey to Thomas Bell of Littlehoughton, Northumberland, Gentleman, in £1,000 to secure £500 and 4½% interest, p.a.
[Signature and seal cut off.]
f.1v. Receipt, 11 November 1794, of Edward Stamp for £500 and £20. 12s. 6d. interest due on the above bond.
Paper   2ff.
A128
Table concerning pieces of artillery at Portsmouth called "Expedition Stores" in 1783, with addition proposed in 1790-1 and the total in 1792.
Paper   1f.
1793
A129   18 January 1793
Receipt of Michael Aynsley for £45 from Grey [interest due on a bond to the Revd. Dr. Ogle].
Paper   1f.
A130   2 April 1793
Bond of Grey to Robert Briggs of Hawkhill, Northumberland, Gentleman, in £1,000 to secure £500 and legal interest.
[Signature and part of seal cut off.]
f.1v. Receipt, 6 February 1796, of William Briggs for £500.
Paper   2ff.
A131   17 April 1793
Royal proclamation for granting the distribution of prizes during the existing hostilities.
Paper   1f.
A132a   20 April 1793
Copy of letter from Grey to John Pitt (2nd Earl of Chatham).
Requesting that his son, George, a Lieutenant in the navy, should be considered for promotion. [Gives details of his career.]
Paper   2ff.
A132b-c
Two typescript copies.
Each 3ff.
A133a   22 April 1793
Letter from 2nd Earl of Chatham to Grey.
Inviting Grey to meet him in connexion with his request for promotion for his son George Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A133b-c
Two typescript copies.
Each 1f.
A134
recto. Number of rank and file of H.M. forces on several West Indian islands present and fit for duty according to the returns of June 1793.
verso. Details of forces in the Windward and Leeward Islands including the militia of Grenada.
Paper   1f.
A135
Notes on various documents chiefly relating to St. Domingo:
Paper   16ff.
(1)   1 January 1793
Minutes of a conversation with Monsieur Malouet on St. Domingo, and of documents concerning British intervention in that island.
(2)
Summaries of letters etc. from Malouet to Lord Grenville, February - August 1793, on the situation in St. Domingo and possible methods of attacking the French.
(3)
Concerning four memorials from Malouet, three on St. Domingo, and one on the conduct to be pursued by England with regard to all the French West Indian islands.
(4)
Concerning letters from Monsieur de Charmilly on St. Domingo.
(5)
Private and secret letters to Governor Williamson of Jamaica, 12 January 1793, on English policy with regard to the French West Indian islands in case of war with France; and, 5 July 1793, concerning Borel - a dangerous man - and a memorial on St. Domingo.
(6)   19 February 1793
Letter to Du Buc, De Curt and De Clairfontaine [Commissioners named by the Colonial Assemblies of Martinique and Guadeloupe], concerning the terms on which Britain would take over these islands, with copy of ten propositions submitted by the said commissioners on the subject.
Letter to Maj-Gen. Bruce, 28 February [1793 ] instructing him on the taking over of Martinique and Guadeloupe and concerning St. Lucia and Marie Galante.
Letter to Bruce, 18 March [1793], on the revolution in Martinique and personal rivalries there.
(7)   4 July [ recte June] [1793]
Letter to Governor Williamson of Jamaica, instructing him with regard to St. Domingo.
Note concerning other documents relating to St. Domingo: letter to de Charmilly and Malouet's propositions.
Instructions to the officer commanding the expedition to St. Domingo.
A136a
f.1r. Letter from 2nd Earl of Chatham to Grey, 7 August 1793, informing him that his son had been appointed Captain of the Vesuvius Bomb.
f.2r. Copy of Grey's reply to the above letter, 8 August 1793.
Paper   2ff.
A136b-c
Two typescript copies.
Each 1f.
A137a   22 August 1793
Letter from 2nd Earl of Chatham to Grey.
Thanking Grey for giving him the opportunity to recommend any friends serving under Grey to his "countenance and protection".
Paper   2ff.
A137b-c
Two typescript copies.
Each 1f.
A138
f.1r. Return of N.C.O.s and Gunners in Great Britain etc., 26 August 1793.
f.1v. Table showing distribution of officers.
Paper   2ff.
A139   31 August 1793
Statement showing the order in which the regiments in the West Indies went abroad and the places where they were stationed with "mode proposed of draughting the West India Regiments".
Paper   4ff.
A139*   2 September 1793
Appointment as C. in C. of forces employed or to be employed in the West Indies.
Parchment   1m.
A140   2 October 1793
Receipt of Henry Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A141   2 October 1793
Receipt of Henry Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A142   2 October 1793
Particulars of the force to be collected for Grey's expedition to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A143   26 October 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Informing him that it had been decided that he should proceed to Ostend and that he was to use his discretion whether to secure it or not.
Paper   3ff.
A144   26 October 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Major-Gen. Ainslie.
Informing him that he could return to England when Grey arrived to take command at Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A145   28 October 1793
Draft letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Informing him that he was about to embark for Ostend and declaring that he would do his best to succeed in the mission entrusted to him.
Paper   2ff.
A146   28 October 1793
Letter Evan Nepean to Grey.
Informing him that transports with troops had been ordered to proceed to Ostend from the Downes.
Paper   2ff.
A147   28 October 1793
Copy letter Grey to Maj-Gen. Stewart.
Informing him of his arrival to take command of the forces at Ostend, Nieuport etc. and requesting reinforcements for Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A148   28 October 1793
Letter from Sir James Murray (Adjutant General) to Major-Gen. Stewart.
Concerning the safety of the troops and transports at Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A149   28 October 1793
Letter from Sir James Murray (Adjutant General) to Major-Gen. Stewart.
Concerning a sally from Nieuport on the enemy.
Paper   2ff.
A150   29 October 1793
Letter from Sir James Murray (Adjutant General) to Major-Gen. Steward.
Requesting him to co-operate in any plan to relieve Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A151   29 October 1793
Letter from Admiral Joseph Peyton to Grey.
Concerning the disembarkation of four regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A152   [29 October 1793]
Draft letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Describing the situation at Ostend and Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A153   29 October 1793
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the defence of Nieuport and Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A154   [29 October 1793 (?)]
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Reporting on the military situation [at Nieuport (?)].
Paper   1f.
A155   30 October 1793
Draft letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the retreat of the French from Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A156   30 October 1793
Draft letter from Grey to [Henry Dundas (?)].
Recommending Major Mathew and other members of the 53rd Regiment for promotion.
Paper   1f.
A157
Return of ordnance, ammunition and stores taken in the French camp before Nieuport, 30 October 1793.
Paper   2ff.
A158   30 October 1793
Return of the killed and wounded in the 53rd Regiment of Foot on 25 and 29 October 1793, with an addition concerning the casualties in the 42nd Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A159
Return of killed and wounded at Nieuport between 22 and 30 October 1793.
Paper   2ff.
A160   30 October 1793
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Informing him of the relief of Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A161   30 October 1793
Letter from the Duke of York [to Grey].
Ordering him to attack the enemy immediately if he had not already done so.
Paper   2ff.
A162   31 October 1793
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the relief of Nieuport, the defence of Nieuport and Ostend, and the importance of the expedition of which he [Grey] was in command.
Paper   4ff.
A163   31 October 1793
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the relief of Nieuport, and inviting Grey to visit him.
Paper   2ff.
A164   1 November 1793
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the relief of Nieuport.
Paper   3ff.
A165   2 November 1793
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the fortifications at Nieuport and other places, and giving him permission to embark his troops and proceed to his next command.
Paper   2ff.
A166   3 October 1793. [According to an endorsement the date should be 3 November 1793.]
Language:   French
Letter [signed by B. J. Holvoet] from the Burgomaster and aldermen of Ostend to the General commanding the English troops. Requesting him to order the removal of oats etc. from the town hall.
Paper   2ff.
A167a   3 November 1793
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the fortification of Nieuport and Ostend, Major-Gen. Dundas, and a man who had killed an officer.
Paper   4ff.
A167b
Fair copy of part of the above letter with an addition concerning the defence of Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A168   4 November 1793
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning two regiments of Dragoon Guards that had arrived at Ostend, the defence of Nieuport and Ostend, and the man who had killed his officer.
Paper   2ff.
A169   5 November 1793
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Informing him that he was ready to leave Ostend, and concerning military arrangements he had made there and at Nieuport.
Paper   2ff.
A170   7 October 1793 [endorsed 7 November 1793]
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning Ostend and Nieuport, garrison duty at Ostend, a Colonel's pension and ammunition.
Paper   2ff.
A171   8 November 1793
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the defence of the maritine part of Flanders, the man who had killed his officer, and the promotion of Major Mathews.
Paper   2ff.
A172a-b
These papers are labelled [by Fortescue] “Observations and Experiments on Artillery by Capt. Fage.”
A172a
List of articles to be dealt with in a report on ordnance, ammunition etc. that was being embarked.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A172b
Attached:
Report on the common ranges of various kinds of ordnance and charges of powder required, with observations, and table of field ammunition for the expedition to the West Indies, n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A173a
List of the staff to the train of artillery ordered on an expedition to be commanded by Grey, with particulars on their pay.
Paper   2ff.
A173b
Another copy of the above.
Paper   2ff.
A174
Return of the most useful part of the ordnance and stores at Barbados, St. Vincent and Dominica - the islands from which they could most conveniently be brought.
Paper   1f.
A175a   12 November 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Covering the sixteen enclosures and concerning an expedition to St. Domingo.
Paper   2ff.
A175b   12 November 1793
Secret instructions to Grey as Commander in Chief in the West Indies, with propositions eventually to be acceded to by Grey and Sir John Jervis, Commanders in Chief of H.M. Forces by sea and land in the West Indies.
12ff. [2 blank.]
A175c/1   9 November 1793
Return of troops allotted to Grey's expedition to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/2   18 September 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Major-Gen. Bruce.
Concerning a force to be conveyed to Barbados and negroes to be attached to the forces in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/3   27 September 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gov. Wentworth.
Instructing him to purchase 2,500,000 shingles and about 40 horses and have them conveyed to Barbados.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/4   2 October 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gov. Adam Williamson.
Concerning forces to be sent from Jamaica to Barbados and to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/5   2 October 1793
Copy letter Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gen. Prescott.
Concerning action to be taken in Barbados, and artillery to be collected there.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/6   12 October 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gen. Prescott.
Concerning negroes to be procured for the use of H.M. Forces in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/7   18 September 1793
Copy letter from George Yonge to Major-Gen. Bruce (or the Officer Commanding the Forces in the Leeward Islands).
Concerning the drafting of troops and the return of those unfit for service to England.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/8   2 October 1793
Letter from [George Yonge (?)] to Major-Gen. Williamson.
Concerning Grey's and Lieut.-Gen. Prescott's commands, and troops to be sent from Jamaica to Barbados.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/9   4 June 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gov. Adam Williamson.
Concerning the capitulation of St. Domingo and operations against the French colonies in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/10   4 June 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Monsieur de Charmilli.
Concerning the capitulation of St. Domingo.
Paper   4ff.
A175c/11
Language:   French
[Copie] Propositions faites á sa Majesté Britannique par M. Malouet ayant des pleins pouvoirs á cet effet de la part des proprietaires François de L'Isle de St. Domingue residents en Angleterre.
Terms for a capitulation.
Paper   3ff.
A175c/12   4 June 1793
Copy instructions from Dundas to the officer commanding the expedition to St. Domingo.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/13   8 September 1793
Copy letter from Lieut.-Gov. Adam Williamson to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the expedition to Jeremie.
Paper   3ff.
A175c/13a
Copy of enclosure in the above.
[Copie] Propositions faites [25 February 1793 ] á Sa Majesté Britannique par les propriétaires français de l'Isle de St. Domingue, residents en Angleterre, approuvée par les habitans de la Grande Anse, réprésentée par M. de Charmilly, propriétaire á St. Domingue, porteur de leurs pouvoirs par Brévêt du Conseil de Sureté du dit lieu ... et presentée á Son Excellence le Major Général Adam Williamson, Lieutenant Gouverneur de Sa Majesté Britannique dans L'Isle de la Jamaique, chargé de ses ordres pour leur acceptation.
Paper   5ff.
A175c/13b
Copy of enclosure with the above.
Copy of additional instructions to Lieut.-Col. Whitelocke, or officer commanding the troops sent to Jeremie.
Paper   3ff.
A175c/14   8 September 1793
Copy letter from Lieut.-Gov. Adam Williamson to Henry Dundas.
Concerning his interview with some French gentlemen from the Mole.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/15   -- November 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lieut.-Gov. Adam Williamson.
Expressing the King's approval of his conduct, and concerning Grey's expedition to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A175c/15a   -- November 1793
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Monsieur de Charmilly.
Concerning de Charmilly's mission and the propositions for the capitulation [of St. Domingo].
A176a   13 November 1793
Letter from J. King [as Secretary of State's Office] to Grey.
Concerning his separate instructions.
Paper   1f.
A176b
Enclosure:
Draft of proposed separate instructions from H.M. the King to Grey as Commander in Chief of the forces in the West Indies.
Concerning the distribution of booty between the land and sea forces.
Paper   3ff.
A177   13 November 1793
Letter from John King to Grey.
Concerning the French translation of the manifesto contained in Grey's instructions.
Paper   2ff.
A178   14 November 1793
Letter from John King to Grey.
Concerning the separate instructions.
Paper   2ff.
A179   14 November 1793
Copy of letter from Grey to John King.
Concerning the separate instructions.
Paper   1f.
A180   14 November 1793
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Acknowledging receipt of his letter of 12 November with its enclosures.
Paper   1f.
A181   15 November 1793
Letter from John King to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A182a   16 (?) November 1793 [endorsed 15 November]
Copy letter from --- to ---.
Concerning George III's attitude to a request from Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A182b
Copy of enclosure in the original of the above.
Letter from George III to ---, 16 November 1793.
Concerning Grey's powers to fill up commissions.
Paper   2ff.
A183   17 November 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the deviation of part of his force to another enterprise and the modification of his instructions accordingly.
Paper   2ff.
A184   17 November 1793
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning Grey's expedition, with reduced forces, to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A185a   22 November 1793
Letter from John King to Grey.
Concerning the enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A185b
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Lieut.-Gov. Bruce to Henry Dundas dated Dominica, 5 October 1793, on the anarchy in Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A185c
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from President Stanley to Henry Dundas, dated Antigua, 11 October 1793.
Paper   2ff.
A185c/1
Enclosed with A185c:
Extrait d'une lettre de la Dominique le 24 Août 1793.
Giving the news from Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A185c/2
Extrait d'une lettre de la Dominique du 2 Octobre 1793.
Concerning the situation in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A185c/3
Copy list with annual value of estates (belonging to loyal emigrants) sequestered at Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A186a   6 December 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning fresh meat supply for the troops serving in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A186b   6 December 1793
Enclosure:
Copy letter from George Rose [Secretary to the Treasury] to Evan Nepean.
Reporting the decision of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury concerning the supply of meat to the forces serving under Grey in the West Indies and requesting that the appropriate action should be taken.
Paper   2ff.
A186c   29 November 1793
Enclosure:
Copy letter from the Commissioners Victualling the Navy to George Rose.
Concerning the conditions on which Edmund Thornton would supply fresh meat to the troops and military hospitals in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A187   18 December 1793
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the objectives of the West Indian Expedition and informing him that reinforcements were on the way.
For copy of this letter see No. 2243.
Paper   2ff.
A188a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, December 1792 - December 1793.
Paper   4ff.
A188b
Vouchers corresponding with the above account, including receipts for payments of interest and a list of lottery tickets in which Grey had a share and on some of which he had won money.
30 pieces.
1794 [Pt.1]
A189   6 January 1794
Copy letter from Grey to the Governor of Jamaica.
Informing him of his arrival in Barbados to take up his West Indian command and that offensive operations were to be commenced in a few days, and pointing out that the Ulysses which was taking officers and recruits to Jamaica would afford an opportunity for taking the 1st Battalion of the Royals to the Leeward Islands.
Paper   2ff.
A190
“A short view of His Britan[n]ic Majesty's Revenue in the West Indies, by Edward Worrell an Officer in His Majesty's Customs since 1757”.
Endorsed: "For the Perusal of Sir Charles Grey, K.B."
Mainly the calculations with some observations on the subject.
Paper   2ff.
A191   17 January 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Major.-Gen. Adam Williamson.
Concerning reinforcements he was sending to St. Domingo, his preparations for an expedition against the French Leeward Islands, and reinforcements for Williamson.
For another copy of this letter see No. 2243.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 20 January 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A192a
Language:   French
“Mémoire sur la deffense de la Martinique”
with the following large folding maps sewn with the covers:
Plan des moulliages de La Trinité, la Tartanne, la Caravelle, la pte á Chaux, la pte á Brunette et la rivière du Gallion.
Plan de la Baye du Fort Royal (Martinique)
La Baye de la Trinité.
One other map of part of the coast of Martinique.

maps 1f. each.
A192b
Language:   French
Enclosed:
“Notes extraites du Journal de M. de Karny Capitaine de vaisseau, commandant en 1765 la fregate du Roy La Danäé.”
Concerns the navigation of the Bay of Marin and of the approaches to the fort by the bay of Trinity.
Paper   2ff.
A192c/1-2
English translation of the above memoir [not the enclosure] in two parts:
A192c/1
(1) Defence of Martinique.
Paper   6ff.
A192c/2
(2) Remarks on the principal bays and creeks of Martinique.
6ff. [2ff. blank.]
A193a
Language:   French
“Estimations des distances de la case des navires a tous les points essentiels dans les environs et jusques dans les parties les plus eloignées de la defense de l'ennemi.”
Paper   2ff.
A193b
Language:   French
Distances de la case des navires dans les environs du côté de St. Pierre.
Paper   1f.
A193c
Language:   French
Estimations des distances de la ville de St. Pierre aux positions militaires des environs.
Paper   2ff.
A194
Language:   French
“Observations Generales sur le sistemme de [la] defense de la Martinique.”
Paper   6ff.
A195a
Language:   French
Mémoire sur l'attaque de la Martinique.
Also "legende du Plan de la Martinique."
7ff. [2ff. blank.]
A195b
English translation of the above memoir.
Paper   2ff.
A195c
Minutes concerning proposed attack on St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A196
Plan for the circumvallation of Forts Bourbon and Royal by Brigadier-Gen. John Whyte, 1 Feburary 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A197
Plan of attack on "la Trinity &c", by Brigadier-Gen. John Whyte.
Paper   3ff.
A198
Another plan of attack by Trinity.
Paper   3ff.
A199
Plan of attack on Islet de Ramieres (Pigeon Island), by Brigadier-Gen. John Whyte.
Paper   2ff.
A200
Return of the strength of the several corps composing the army commanded by Grey, embarked at Barbados on the expedition against Martinique, 1 February 1794.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letter from Grey to Lord Amherst, 2 February 1794, see No. 2243 ]

[For copy letter from Grey to Sir George Younge [Secretary at War], 2 February 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A201   5 February 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Naverre [for Bellegard] to Citoyen Captain Lauder.
Passing on Bellegard's orders that he should hold himself and his company in readiness and informing him that the English are near Caravelle.
Paper   2ff.
A202   6 February 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.

Informing him that further reinforcements are being sent to the West Indies.
For copy of this document, see No. 2243.
Paper   1f.
A203
Summons to the Mayor, Presidents of the Municipalities and citizens of St. Pierre calling on them maturely to consider the terms offered to them by the British to avoid "the horrid consequences attending the present Attack", 6 February 1795 [1794].
[In Grey's hand.]
Paper   2ff.
A204
Language:   French
Note from Caneyre to Citoyen Lauder, n.d.
Concerning a dinner at which a General and Bellegard are to be present.
Paper   1f.
A205
Language:   French
Note from Caneyre to Lauder (?), n.d.
Concerning the General's change of plan with regard to dining at La Trinité.
Paper   1f.
A206   7 February - c.12 February 1794
Letter from Major-Gen. Thomas Dundas to Grey.
Reporting on his landing and campaign in Martinique.
Paper   4ff.
A207
Return of killed and wounded in the actions of Morne au Pin and Morne Rouge, 16 February 1794.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A208
Language:   French
Letter from Molerac (Commandant of St. Pierre) to [Major-Gen. Thomas Dundas], n.d.
Proposing a suspension of hostilities so that negotiations could be held for the surrender of the town.
Paper   2ff.
A209   17 February 1794
Copy letter from Major-Gen. Thomas Dundas to Molerac.
Calling on him to surrender St. Pierre.
[Endorsed: "returned as the Commdt was not to be found".] (French.)
Paper   2ff.
A210
Letter from Monsieur Rivecourt to his brother "for Gen l -Grey", received 17 February 1794.
Requesting him to persuade Grey to offer favourable terms to the French General Rochambeau.
Paper   2ff.
A211
Anonymous letter to Grey [endorsed "from Mons r. Rivecourt ... Rec d. 17th Feb u. 1794 ].
Encouraging him to offer favourable terms to the French General [Rochambeau].
Paper   2ff.
A212
Note to Grey, n.d. [1794].
Stating that Rochambeau only wanted honourable terms.
Paper   1f.
A213
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau, endorsed 17 February 1794.
Calling on him to surrender Fort Bourbon etc.
Paper   2ff.
A214   19 February in the 2nd year of the French Republic [1794]
Copy letter from Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau (Commander in Chief of the French W. Indian islands) to Grey.
Informing him that the troops under his command were resolved to defend themselves.
Paper   2ff.
A215   20 February in the 2nd year of the French Republic [1794]
Copy of letter from Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau to Grey.
Informing him that Rivecourt who was carrying his reply to Grey's letter of 17 February had been fired on and wounded.
Paper   2ff.
A216a   20 February 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau.
Recommending him to point out to his garrisons their weakness and allowing 24 hours for consideration of the terms he offers.
Paper   2ff.
A216b
Copy of enclosure in the original of the above:
Terms of capitulation of Forts Bourbon and Royal proposed by Grey to Rochambeau, 20 February 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A217   20 February 1794
Letter from Major-Gen. Thomas Dundas to [Grey].
Concerning the appointment of prize-agents (declaring that Col. Fisher is not acceptable to his officers and himself for that purpose) and the kind of property to be seized.
Paper   2ff.
A218   21 February 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau.
Expressing pain at the obstinacy of his garrisons.
Paper   2ff.
A219
Language:   French
Note from Capt. Laudar to [Bellegarde (?)], n.d. Requesting ammunition.
Underneath
Note from Bellegarde to Laudar. Giving him orders.
Paper   1f.
A220a   22 February 1794
Letter from the Duke of Richmond to Maj.-Gen. Smith.
Concerning forthcoming changes in the positioning of troops in Kent, and the proposed formation of Associated Companies in the principal coastal towns.
Paper   4ff.
A220b
Enclosures:
Intended disposition of troops in Kent for the summer of 1794, with list of troops which, when the encampments are formed, may assemble in about 12 hours at Hythe.
Paper   1f.
A220c
Enclosures:
Proposed distribution of the troops intended for Kent previous to the encampments, with list of troops which, previous to the encampment, can assemble in about 12 hours at Hythe.
Paper   1f.
A221   23 February 1794
Letter from J. Baillie to Grey.
Concerning provisions at St. Pierre and prize goods.
Paper   2ff.
A222   17-24 February 1794
Letter from Maj.-Gen. Thomas Dundas to Grey.
Reporting on his campaign in Martinique and the taking of St. Pierre.
On f.6 verso is a list of men from whom the successor to Col. Campbell was evidently to be chosen.
Paper   6ff.
A223
Thoughts on the defence of the Heights above St. Pierre, Martinique, by Major Coote Manningham [addressed to Col. Myers].
Paper   2ff.
A224
Form of oath of allegiance to George III as administered in the West Indian islands.
Paper   2ff.
A225   March 1794
Language:   French
Pastoral letter of François-Augustin Trepsac, Prefect Apostolic and Superior-General of the Dominican missions to the Windward Islands. On the Catholic religion, the recent evils, and the new king.
19pp. plus 2.
A226a   4 March 1794
Language:   French
Conditions on which Louis Bellgarde gave himself up as a prisoner to Grey and Jervis.
Signed by Bellgarde with a mark.
Seal: one red wax applied.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A226b
Another copy, signed and sealed as above.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A227a   4 March 1794
Language:   French
Conditions on which Jean Marie Pelauque gave himself up as a prisoner to Grey and Jervis.
Signed: J. M. Pelauque.
Seal: one red wax applied.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A227b
Another copy of the preceding document, signed and sealed as above.
2ff. [1f. blank].
A228a   7 March 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning wine for Grey's troops, Grey's offer to Barbados if it raised a corps, reinforcements from Ireland, and the plan of Grey and Jervis for the distribution of booty.
Paper   2ff.
A228b
Enclosure:
Copy of a letter from Philip Stephens to Evan Nepean, 4 March 1794, concerning the following document.
Paper   2ff.
A228c
Enclosure:
Extract of letter from Rear Admiral Kingsmill to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated Cork, 26 February 1794, concerning the dispatch of recruits from Duncannon Fort to join the 23rd and 35th Regiments for service in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A229   11 March 1794
Receipt of Charles (2nd Earl) Grey for £1,000 from Messrs. Meyrick on account of Sir Charles Grey (1st Earl). Endorsed: "This sum is the Transfer of M r Brigs Bond to Charles Grey Esq r."
Paper   1f.
A230   12 March 1794
Copy letter from Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) to Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau, the Mayor, President of the Municipalities, and citizens of Fort Royal.
Calling for the surrender of Forts Bourbon and St. Louis and the town of Fort Royal.
Paper   2ff.
A231a   22 of 6th month of the 2nd year of the French Republic [12 March 1794]
Language:   French
Copy letter from Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau to Grey and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent).
Refusing their terms.
Paper   2ff.
A231b
Language:   French
Another copy of the above.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 16 March 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A232   30th of the 6th month in the 2nd year of the French Republic [20 March 1794]
Language:   French
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau to Grey.
Informing him that the troops under his command ask for an honourable capitulation, and asking him to name three commissioners to treat on the subject.
Paper   2ff.
A233   30 of the 6th month in the 2nd year of the French Republic [20 March 1794]
Language:   French
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Rochambeau to the municipality of Rupubliqueville (?).
Stating that he had in compliance with the repeated entreaties of the garrisons and the people of Republiqueville, sent a flag of truce to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A234a
Language:   French
Articles of capitulation of Fort Bourbon, 21-22 March 1794.
Showing what was proposed by the French Commissioners and accepted or rejected by the British.
Signed: C. Thompson, Richd Symes, John Conyngham, D'Aucourt, Dupriret, Gaschet junior.
Approved by Rochambeau.
Paper   4ff.
A234b
Copy of the above articles of capitulation.
[According to this copy the articles were approved by Grey and Jervis as well as Rochambeau but the signatures of the two former do not occur on the preceding document.]
8ff. [2ff. blank.]
A234c
English translation of the above.
Paper   6ff.
A234d
Another copy.
Paper   5ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 25 March 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A235
Queries etc. by Lieut.-Gen. Robert Prescott on various points relative to his position [at Martinique], 28 March 1794.
A note on the back concerns letters received from Prescott and answered.
Paper   1f.
A236   30 March 1794
Bond of Richard Symes to pay Major Henry George Grey half of the net profits of the office of Provost Marshal General of Martinique to which he had been appointed by Gen. Sir Charles Grey.
Signed: Richd Symes.
Seal: one red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A237   30 March 1794
Proclamation by Grey re-establishing the Courts of Civil Law as they existed in Martinique under Louis XVI, until the pleasure of George III should be known to the contrary.
Paper   1f.
A238
Plan for the attack of St. Lucia ("translation directed by Mr. de Bexon to be made for Sir Charles Grey").
Paper   8ff.
A239   3 April 1794
Copy letter from Grey and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent) to Major-Gen. Richard, Governor of St. Lucia.
Summoning him to surrender the Morne Fortunée.
Paper   2ff.
A240a   [3 April 1794]
Language:   French
Letter from Major-Gen. Richard to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Refusing to surrender and complaining of a massacre at a French hospital.
Paper   2ff.
A240b
English translation of the above.
Paper   1f.
A241a   3 April 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Major-Gen. Richard to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Informing him that part of his force had deserted, and asking what conditions they would impose on himself and the remainder of his men.
Paper   2ff.
A241b
English translation of the above.
Paper   1f.
A242   3 April 1794
Letter from Major-Gen. Richard [to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent)].
Accepting their conditions for the surrender of his force and the Morne Fortunée.
Paper   2ff.
A243
Language:   French
Account of the garrison of Fort Fortunée with cannon etc. and all the cannon on the battery of Pigeon Island and along the coast, 3 April 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A244   4 April 1794
Copy letter from Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) to the Commander of Gros Islet.
Demanding his immediate surrender.
Paper   1f.
A245   4 April 1794
Memorandum by Grey for Sir C. Gordon.
Instructing him on measures to be taken in St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A246
Extract of letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 4 April 1794 [misdated 1795].
Informing him of the completion of the conquest of St. Lucia and concerning the government of Martinique.
4ff. [2ff. blank.]
A247a
“Mémoire sur la deffense de la Guadeloupe”.
4 plus 3ff.
A247b
English version of the above “A memoire on the Defence of Guadeloupe”.
Paper   4ff.
A248
Mémoire et plan general de deffense pour la Guadeloupe.
Paper   8ff.
A249
“Note sur la Guadeloupe”.
Account of the various classes of inhabitants and observations on the form of government that should be established once the island had been captured by the British.
Paper   2ff.
A250a
“Etat des Batteries”.
List of batteries in Guadeloupe.
Paper   1f.
A250b
English version of the above:
“A List of the Batteries from Trois Rivières to Palmist, and from Palmist down to fort St. Charles”.
Paper   2ff.
A251a
“Mémoire sur l'attaque de la Guadeloupe”.
Paper   4ff.
A251b
English translation of the above.
Paper   4ff.
A251c
Another copy of the above translation.
Paper   4ff.
A252
Notes for the attack of Guadeloupe (pursuant to the plan adopted by Grey).
Paper   2ff.
A253
General observations concerning the attack of Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A254
Language:   French
Memoir by C. Mallet on the defences of the Saints and methods of attacking them.
Paper   2ff.
A255   4 April 1794
Language:   French
Note by G. Sancé on the defences of Guadeloupe and the proposed British expedition there.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 4 April 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A256a   5 April 1794
Letter from M. Lewis (of the War Office) to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A256b   1 April 1794
Enclosure:
Return of officers, N.C.O.s, Drummers and Privates of various regiments embarked [on the Commerce] at Gravesend.
Paper   1f.
A257   5 April 1794
Commission appointing Thomas Grey, Esq., Provost Marshal General of St. Lucia.
Signed: Grey.
Seal: one red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A258   11 April 1794
English translation of letter from Major-Gen. Richard to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Informing them that he will soon be leaving St. Lucia for France and thanking them for the marks of esteem he had received as their prisoner.
Paper   2ff.
A259a   22 Germinal, 2nd year of the French Republic [11 April 1794]
Language:   French
[Copy (?)] letter from Collot, Governor-General of Guadeloupe to La Folie.
Giving him instructions on meeting the British attack, and offering to procure more ammunition but no men.
Paper   1f.
A259b
English translation of the above letter, with translation of Collot's proclamation, dated the 18th of the 7th month, concerning the raising of Basseterre.
Paper   2ff.
A260   12 April 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Robert Prescott to Grey. Concerning prize matters.
Paper   1f.
A261
Extract of letter, dated 12 April 1794, received by Mr. Thornton from Martinique.
Concerning the indiscriminate confiscations and the levying of an "enormous" contribution in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 12 April 1794, see No. 2243.]
A262
Extract of letter to Messrs. George Baillie and Co. from their correspondent at St. Vincent, 14 April 1794.
Concerning the "extraordinary plunder" under the Commanders in Chief at Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A263   14 April 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the importation of provisions into Martinique from foreign and neutral nations, the appointment of a postmaster, and a ship for himself and his suite.
Paper   2ff.
A264a
Language:   French
Memoire: “Arrivée de la corvette l'oizeau a cayenne proclamation du decret de la libertée des negres et ses suites”.
“Situation de la colonie de cayenne; sa population et ses produits”.
Paper   2ff.
A264b
Attached:
Plan of Cayenne [inscriptions in French].
Paper   2ff.
A265a
Language:   French
Letter from --- Vence to Grey, n.d.
Concerning Cayenne - its resources and present situation - and encouraging him to attempt to capture it.
Paper   2ff.
A265b
English translation of the above except "some long winded phrases" which "only served to fill the periods".
Paper   2ff.
A266a   17 April 1794
Letter from Dr. B[enjamin] Clifton to Grey.
Concerning his efforts to get information on the situation of Cayenne.
Paper   2ff.
A266b   17 April 1794
Enclosure:
Letter from Jacob Hardtman to Clifton.
Concerning the dissatisfaction of the troops in Cayenne and the readiness of them and the inhabitants to accept British rule.
Paper   2ff.
A267   29th of the 7th month of the 2nd year of the French Republic [18 April 1794]
Language:   French
Note from Major-Gen. Collot to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Replying to a summons from them.
Paper   2ff.
A268a   19 April 1794
Language:   French
Covering (?) note by Ducomet, junior, to the following document.
Paper   2ff.
A268b   19 April 1794
Language:   French
Petition of inhabitants of Guadeloupe, prisoners at Fort St. Charles, on behalf of Major-Gen. Collot and the Ducomet brothers.
Paper   2ff.
A269   20 April 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Col. F. Close to Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent).
Concerning the bearers of a flag of truce from Fort St. Charles whom he is sending, and communication between Generals Dundas and Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A270a   20 April 1794
Letter from Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent) to Grey.
Concerning Major-Gen. Collot and the "people of colour" in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A270b
Language:   French
Présomption (?) de Capitulation.
Stating the terms on which it was believed Gen. Callot would surrender Fort St. Charles.
Paper   1f.
A270c
English version of the above: “Sketch of a Capitulation”.
Paper   1f.
A271   20 April 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Major-General Collot to Grey.
Concerning the failure of his envoys to reach Grey and the terms Jervis (St. Vincent) had promised him if he capitulated.
4ff. (2 blank.).
A272a
Language:   French
Letter from Major-General Collot to Grey, n.d.
Covering the enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A272b   20 April 1794
Language:   French
Enclosure:
Conditions sous lesquelles le Général Collot remettra le fort St. Charles et la Colonie aux Généraux anglais.
[With marginal notes in English by Grey.]
Paper   2ff.
A272c
Language:   French
Enclosure:
Another copy with an additional marginal note.
Paper   2ff.
A273   20 April 1794
Articles of Capitulation of Guadeloupe and its dependencies made between Grey, Jervis (St. Vincent) and George Henry Victor Collot.
Signed: G. Collot; Charles Grey; J. Jervis. (French.)
Paper   2ff.
A274   21 April 1794
Language:   French
Letter from General Collot to Grey.
Concerning the business he has to transact before leaving Guadeloupe, and requesting time for the purpose.
Paper   2ff.
A275   21 April 1794
Language:   French
Copy letter from Grey to General Collot.
Granting a delay in the time of his departure from Guadeloupe.
Paper   1f.
A276
Minutes of the Commissioners on Church property and property formerly belonging to the Crown in Martinique, 14, 20 and 22 April 1794.
Paper   4ff.
A277   22 April 1794
English translation of 2 letters from General Collot:
(1) to the Governor of Marie Gallante;
(2) to the Commandant of Desirada.
Ordering them to surrender their respective commands.
Paper   1f.
A278   22 April 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning supplies for his forces, reinforcements, and free postage for the army in the West Indies while on service.
Paper   2ff.
A279a   22 April 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Informing him of the King's approbation of his conduct and that of his officers and men in the taking of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A279b
Typescript copy of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A280   22 April 1794
Private letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Expressing satisfaction at Grey's despatches, concerning his attempts to procure a Regiment for General Dundas, and the King's attitude to military affairs.
Paper   4ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 22 April 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A281   23 April 1794
Letter of attorney from Thomas Grey late of the 7th Regiment and now captain of an independent company and about to leave Guadeloupe for Europe, constituting Benjamin Clifton, Esq., M.D. and Valentine Jones, Esq., as his attorneys to settle accounts with James Bontein, Collector of Customs at St. Pierre, for the moiety of the profits of the said office due under an obligation entered into by Bontein on 29 March 1794.
Signed: Thos. Grey.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A282a   26 April 1794
Language:   French
Letter from General Collot to the English Generals.
Concerning the removal of him and his family to America, and expressing gratitude for their kindness to the conquered.
Paper   2ff.
A282b
Enclosure:
List of the members of Collot's household who are to accompany him to New England.
Underneath. Note of reply to Collot's letter.
Paper   2ff.
A282c
recto. English translation of the above letter from Collot.
Verso. Note of the reply to it.
Paper   1f.
A283a   26 April 1794
Language:   French
[Copy] letter from Grey and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent) to General Collot.
Informing him that owing to unforeseen circumstances he must embark on the following evening [for America].
Paper   1f.
A283b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
A284   27 April 1794
Language:   French
Parole of Major-General Collot not to serve against the King of England and his allies during the existing war.
Paper   1f.
A285   27 April 1794
Language:   French
Parole of Collot's aide de camp.
Paper   1f.
A286   27 April 1794
Appointment of Major General Thomas Dundas (or the Governor and Commander in Chief of Guadeloupe for the time being), Commodore Charles Thompson (or the Commander in Chief of H.M. ships there for the time being), Archibald Gloster, Esq. (H.M. Attorney General of Guadeloupe), Anthony William Somarsall, Esq., John Robinson, Esq., and Valentine Jones, Esq. (Commissary of the Accounts of the army) as Commissioners for the Direction of Sequestered Property in Guadeloupe and its dependencies.
Signed: Grey and Jervis.
Seal: 2 red wax applied.
Underneath
Note by Frederick Maitland that he had read the above in the presence of Major General Thomas Dundas, Valentine Jones, and Anthony William Somarsal at Point á Pitre on 8 May 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A287   27 April 1794
Commission from Grey appointing Archibald Gloster as Director-General of Vacant Property in Guadeloupe, Maria Galante, and its other dependencies.
Signed: Grey.
Seal: 1 large red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
A288   28 April 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey. Concerning reinforcements.
Paper   2ff.
A289
Copy general statement (29 April 1794 ) on the seizing by the British of American ships at Martinique and the condemnation of same, with copy attestation (23 May 1794 ) of this document by John Keese, Notary Public and one of the Justices in and for the City and County of New York.
Paper   5ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 29 April 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A290   30 April 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Requesting that two Frenchmen who had been of service to his expedition should be naturalized as British subjects.
Paper   2ff.
A291   30 April 1794
General Orders, Guadeloupe.
Promotions.
Paper   1f.
A292   1 May 1794
Letter from Lord Hawkesbury (1st Earl of Liverpool) to Grey.
Expressing satisfaction at the capture of Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A293   1 May 1794
Bond of Thomas Walker and another of Gaudeloupe to Mrs. Vipond, Widow of Joseph Vipond, late Postmaster of St. Pierre, Martinique, in £1,000, to secure the payment by Walker of £150 sterling per annum to the said Mrs. Vipond out of the revenues of the office of Postmaster General of Gaudeloupe.
Signed: Thomas Walker.
Seals: 2 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A294/1-14
The following papers are copies of documents concerning the property etc. of some of the religious orders in Martinique.
A294/1
Language:   French
List of negroes, cattle, sugar, etc., on the sugar plantation belonging to the hospital of Saint Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A294/2
Language:   French
Table showing the revenues of the hospital at St. Pierre, Martinique, in 1792.
Paper   2ff.
A294/3   18 April 1794
Language:   French
Account of sums due to and from the hospital of St. Pierre, with notes.
Paper   1f.
A294/4
Language:   French
f.1r. List of sums due to the Hospital of St. Pierre from various persons.
f.1v. List of land rents due to the said hospital.
Paper   2ff.
A294/5
Language:   French
Notes concerning two bequests to the hospital of St. Pierre, 1727 and 1732.
Paper   2ff.
A294/6
Language:   French
Particulars of the endowment of the Hospital of St. Jean Baptiste, in St. Pierre, Martinique, 1666-c.1787.
Paper   4ff.
A294/7
Language:   French
Charter of Louis XIV establishing the Brothers of Charity (members of the order of St. John of God) in the hospital in Martinique, February 1686.
[The document bears the incorrect date of 1786.]
Paper   4ff.
A294/8
Statement of the establishments in Martinique lately belonging to the King of France, the different religious orders, and to the country.
Paper   2ff.
A294/9   1 April 1794
Language:   French
Inventory of the hospital of Fort Royal, Martinique.
Paper   10ff.
A294/10   c.1793(?).
Language:   French
Statement of sums due to and from the hospital of Fort Royal, Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A294/11
Language:   French
Paper headed "Fort-Royal Foundation par Contract".
Relates to Requiem Masses that were to be said.
Paper   2ff.
A294/12   2 May 1794
Language:   French
Inventory of the property and goods of the Dominicans in Martinique with observations by them and notes on their mission.
Paper   4ff.
A294/13
Language:   French
Further Inventory of the effects etc. of the brothers of Charity in Martinique.
Paper   6ff.
A294/14
Language:   French
Address of Pères Edouard Henry and A. Policarpe to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Requesting that they be granted a pension or that other provision be made for them.
Paper   2ff.
1794 [Pt.2]
A295   3 May 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Requesting a special commission from the Lords of Admiralty for erecting and holding courts for prize causes.
For copy of the above letter see No. 2243.
Paper   2ff.
A296   4 May 1794
General Orders, Martinique.
Concerning regulation of forage-money in the Commissariat and Paymaster-General's Departments.
Paper   1f.
A297   4 May 1794
General Orders. Concerning inspection and preservation of camp equipage.
Paper   1f.
A298   4 May 1794
General Orders. Concerning subsistence of Flank Companies from Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A299   5 May 1794
General Orders. Concerning provisions for the troops in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A300   5 May 1794
General Orders. Concerning promotions.
Paper   1f.
A301
Extract of letter from Grey to Major General Williamson, 5 May 1794.
Informing him of the surrender of Guadeloupe and its dependencies and that Brigadier General Whyte with the 22nd, 23rd and 41st Regiments would proceed to put himself under Williamson's orders, and explaining why he could not go to San Domingo himself.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Sir Adam Williamson, 5 May 1794, see No. 2243]
A302   6 May 1794
General Orders.
Stating that Brigadier-General Whyte was to command troops for Jamaica, and concerning procedure in case of vacancies or promotions in Regiments in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A303
English translation of an address sent to Governor General Robert Prescott by the gentlemen of the Superior Council [for Martinique].
Endorsed " May 1794 ".
Calling for the arrest and deportation of dangerous characters.
10ff. [2ff. blank.]

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 6 May 1794, see No. 2243]
A304   7 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Gen. Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting on military matters, explaining his release of "dangerous" persons, and concerning negroes for the navy, and finance.
Paper   2ff.
A305a   8 March 1794 [should be 8 May]
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning an arrangement whereby members of the forces in the West Indies would receive their letters post free.
Paper   2ff.
A305b
Another copy of the above letter [dated 8 May 1794 ].
Paper   2ff.
A306a   8 May 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the importation of certain goods into British ports in the West Indies in American ships, restriction on the entry of French subjects into the conquered West Indian islands, and a new Act of Parliament relating to the navigation and commerce of captured French West Indian islands.
Paper   4ff.
A306b   7 May 1794
Enclosure:
Copy Order in Council. Allowing trade with Martinique.
Paper   3ff.
A306c
Enclosure:
Another copy of the above Order [sent under separate cover].
Paper   3ff.
A306d   7 May 1794
Enclosure:
Copy Order in Council.
Restricting entry of aliens into the islands captured by the British in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A306e
Enclosure:
Another copy of the above Order [sent under separate cover].
Paper   2ff.
A307   10 May 1794
Bond of William Niccolls to Grey to pay him half the net profits of the office of Collector of Customs of the Port of Fort Royal, Martinique, for the use (and during the life) of his son Edward Grey.
Signed: Will: Niccolls.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Sir Adam Williamson, 10 May 1794, see No. 2243 ]
A308   12 May 1794
Agreement of Matthew Munro of Grenada, Merchant, to account for and pay to Edward Grey half the net revenues of his office of Secretary and Register of Guadeloupe to which General Sir Charles Grey had appointed him.
Signed: M. Munro.
Seal: 1 red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
A309   14 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning "dangerous" persons in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A310   15 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning persons who had taken the oath of allegiance to George III and who would consequently be liable to the death penalty if deported to France.
Paper   1f.
A311
Language:   French
Extract of the Registers of the Supreme Council of Martinique, 17 May 1794.
Concerning the election of Monsieur Du Buc as Administrator General of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A312   18 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning six French gentlemen whom he had imprisoned and an attempted arrest which he believed might have been made by Grey's orders.
Paper   2ff.
A313a   18 May 1794
Language:   French
Letter from the officers of the Supreme Council of Martinique to Grey.
Recommending Monsieur Du Buc for the position of Administrator General of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A313b
Enclosed
Note in English (temp. 4th Earl Grey) misinterpreting the above and the two following documents.
Paper   1f.
A314   18 May 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Declining the post of Administrator General of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A315
Language:   French
Copy letter to Du Buc, n.d.
Concerning his appointment as Administrator General of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A316   19 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Requesting permission to resign the Governorship of Martinique on account of interference from Grey and Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A317a
Language:   French
f.1r. Extract from the Registers of the Supreme Council of Martinique, 19 May 1794.
Setting forth their resolution to petition Grey and Jervis [St. Vincent] to order free export and sale of colonial produce.
ff.1v-2. Memoir by the officers of the said Council to Grey and Jervis requesting the removal of trade restrictions to save the colony from famine.
Paper   2ff.
A317b
English translation of the above document.
Paper   2ff.
A318a   19 May 1794
“Extrait des régistres du Conseil Souverain de la Martinique”.
Concerning the observations by the King's Attorney General on a proclamation issued by Lieutenant-General Robert Prescott imposing a general contribution on all the proprietors in the colony, and the resolution of the Supreme Council to protest against it to Grey and Jervis.
4ff. [1f. blank].
A318b
Attached:
English translation of the above.
Paper   2ff.
A319a
Language:   French
Draft proclamation [by Grey] on the following subject.
Paper   1f.
A319b   20 May 1794
Language:   French
Attached:
“Extrait des régistres du Conseil Souverain de la Martinique”.
Concerning the exclusion from the Colony of persons coming directly or indirectly from France.
Paper   2ff.
A320   20 May 1794
Letter from Elias Durnford to Grey.
Concerning ordnance stores, and the positioning of his engineers in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A321   21 May 1794
Language:   French
Proclamation by Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Ordering an inventory of goods, slaves, etc. to be made in Martinique preparatory to the levying of a contribution to reward the British forces.
Paper   1f.
A322a   21 May 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Informing him of the King's satisfaction at the capture of St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A322b
Typescript copy.
Paper   2ff.
A323   21 May 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the importation of mules and articles into the Islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia from the Spanish colonies and in Spanish ships.
Paper   2ff.
A324   21 May 1794
Copy Order in Council.
Allowing trade with St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante etc.
Paper   2ff.
A325   23 May 1794
Letter from Lord Hawkesbury (1st Earl of Liverpool) to Grey.
Congratulating him on the conquest of St. Lucia and Guadeloupe, and concerning his return to England, the state of his troops, the expulsion and exclusion of foreigners whose principles were suspect from the newly conquered islands.
Paper   2ff.
A326   23 May 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his salary as Governor of Martinique and requesting Grey to try to get a successor appointed to that post.
Paper   2ff.
A327
Memorandum by G. Fisher on the answer that should be given to Lieut.-General Prescott's request about his salary etc. n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A328a
English translation of commission from Grey provisionally appointing Monsieur Du Buc as Administrator-General of Justice, Police and Revenue in Martinique, n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A328b
Language:   French
"Model" of the above Commission, with marginal note about an alteration in it.
Paper   2ff.
A328c   24 May 1794
Draft Commission from Grey, provisionally appointing Du Buc Administrator General of Martinique.
[With marginal note concerning an alteration in one of the clauses, and Du Buc's salary.]
Paper   2ff.
A329   24 May 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Informing him that he could return to Europe and concerning steps to be taken in San Domingo, reinforcements, proclamations published in Martinique and St. Lucia on the administration of civil justice, and appointments made by Grey in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A330   26 May 1794
Copy of a decision, by Grey on an alteration in Louis François Du Buc's Commission of appointment as Administrator General of Martinique and concerning his salary.
Paper   2ff.
A331   27 May 1794
Illuminated scroll: resolutions of the Common Council of London, thanking Grey and his officers and men for their services to England in the West Indies, and conferring the freedom of the City on Grey.
Parchment   1m.
A332   28 May 1794
Copy letter from R. Symes, Quarter-Master General, to Du Buc.
Concerning negroes needed for repairs to fortresses etc. in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A333a   28 May 1794
Letter from Thomas Rogerson to Grey.
Requesting help to obtain from the Government adequate compensation for his long services and for his property in St. Vincent confiscated by the French during the last war.
Paper   2ff.
A333b
Enclosure:
Packet of papers relating to his confiscated property.
[Seal unbroken.]
A334
Language:   French
Petition of Soudon de Rivecour (?) [member of the Supreme Council of Martinique] to Grey, n.d.
Concerning his property which had been confiscated.
Paper   2ff.
A335
Draft of commission appointing John François Gerard constable of the police in the parish of Rivière Salée Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A336   1 June 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning his dispute with Lieut.-General Prescott over his powers as Administrator General of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A337
Extract of the minutes of a meeting of the West India Planters and Merchants held in London on 3 June 1794.
Resolving to form a committee to lay before H.M. Ministers letters from the West Indies concerning the proceedings of the Commanders in Chief at Martinique and St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A338   3 June 1794
Circular letter from Henry Dundas to Grey, or the officer commanding H.M. Forces in the Leeward and Windward Caribbean Islands.
Concerning the sending of French prisoners to England.
Paper   1f.
A339a   9 June 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning reported confiscations in Martinique and contributions to be levied in Martinique and St. Lucia, and the treatment of free mulattoes who are deemed dangerous in the conquered islands.
Paper   4ff.
A339b   7 June 1794
Enclosure:
Copy letter from Sir William Scott [subsequently Lord Stowell] to Dundas.
Concerning the levying of contributions, the confiscation of personal effects, and the forfeit of estates in the French West Indies.
Paper   3ff.
A339c
Another copy of the above enclosure [misdated January 1794].
Paper   2ff.
A339d
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A340a   9 June 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning a dispute with Lieut.-General Prescott over the supply of negroes.
Paper   2ff.
A340b
Enclosure:
f.1r. Copy letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Du Buc, 6 June 1794, asking why he had failed to supply sufficient negroes to the Engineer and Ordnance Departments.
f.1v. Copy answer of Du Buc to the above letter, 7 June 1794.
French
f.2r-v. Copy letter from Prescott to Du Buc, 8 June 1794, concerning Du Buc's powers as temporary Intendant of Martinique and his failure to supply negroes.
Paper   2ff.
A341   9 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning Grey's disappointment at being detained in the West Indies, reinforcements sent to Guadeloupe, the appointment of a Purveyor General and recommendations for promotion.
Paper   2ff.
A342   9 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning reinforcements for Guadeloupe and congratulating Grey on the prospect of a happy termination to the campaign.
Paper   1f.
A343   11 June [1794]
Letter from S. Long to -----.
Concerning a meeting of a committee [of the West India Merchants] with Pitt which resulted in a promise that the Commanders in Chief would be told to give up any property improperly confiscated.
Paper   2ff.
A344   13 June 1794
Copy account of Richard Downing Jennings to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) "and the Concerned in the Emoluments resulting from the Capture of the Islands of Saint Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Maria-galante, and its Dependencies".
For trouble etc. in connexion with the raising of a contribution in the several conquered islands.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 13 June 1794, see No. 2243.]
A345   16 June 1794
Note concerning Lieut.-General Prescott's orders that any orders given on shore by Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent) were to be disregarded.
Paper   1f.
A346   17 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning orders issued by Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis on land, the perquisites of his office, his conduct towards Du Buc, the confiscation of produce and the levying of a contribution in Martinique, the arrest (on Grey's orders) of certain persons to which he strongly objects, and begging to resign his command if the measures of which he disapproves are not revoked.
Paper   4ff.
A347   19 June 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the banishment of free mulattoes whose presence in the conquered West Indian islands is considered dangerous.
Paper   1f.
A348a   21 June 1794
Letter from Ninian Home (Lieut.-Governor of Grenada) to Lieut.-General Prescott.
Concerning the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A348b   17 June 1794
Enclosure:
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Hallowes (Captain Commanding the 56th Foot) to Ninian Home (Lieut.-Governor of Grenada).
Requesting the removal of the Jail Guard at Fort George to healthier quarters and asking for materials to fumigate the existing Jail Guard room etc.
Paper   2ff.
A349   4 Messidor in the 2nd year of the French Republic [22 June 1794]
Language:   French
Letter from Victor Hugues (le Commissaire délégué par la Convention Nationale aux Isles-du-Vent) to Grey and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent).
Informing them that the French have taken Fort de Fleur d'épée and Point á Pitre and of the good treatment the English prisoners are receiving; also concerning a report he has heard of the slaughter of the patriots at Desirada by the English.
Seal: 1 large red wax, applied.
Paper   1f.
A350   23 June 1794
Copy letter from Grey and Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent) to the Commanders of the French Armament at Grandeterre.
Replying to Victor Hugues' remonstrance concerning Desirada, etc.
Paper   2ff.
A351   23 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his difficulties in finding ships to transport troops.
Paper   2ff.
A352
English translation of letter from Lieut.-General Rochambeau to Grey, 26 June 1794.
Criticizing Grey's conduct as Governor in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A353   27 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his dissatisfaction, his opinion about the attack on Martinique and remarks he had made in a letter to Grey about Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A354a   30 June 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Expressing pleasure at Grey's military success, criticizing the late General Dundas' neglect, and making observations on Grey's attitude towards him (Prescott).
Paper   2ff.
A354b
Enclosure:
Copy letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Captain Griffith of H.M. Ship Undaunted, n.d.
Denying that military assistance had been refused to some members of the navy and that certain impressed men had been released on his orders.
Paper   2ff.
A355
Language:   French
Copy French translation made on 30 June 1794, of Du Buc's Commission of appointment as Administrator General of Martinique of 26 May 1794, with marginal notes in English.
Paper   2ff.
A356   2 July 1794
Copy letter from Lieut.-General Prescott to Du Buc.
Ordering him to withdraw several ordinances which he had issued without Prescott's concurrence.
Paper   2ff.
A357a   2 July 1794
Copy letter from Captain Edward Griffith to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Concerning the refusal of military assistance to the navy and the release of impressed men on Prescott's orders.
Paper   2ff.
A357b   6 July 1794
Enclosed:
Certificate of William Truscott that Lieut.-General Prescott had ordered the release of some impressed men between 22 and 23 June 1794.
Paper   1f.
A358   3 July 1794
Observations by Lieut.-General Robert Prescott on Captain Edward Griffith's letter.
Replying to the allegations that he had refused military aid to the navy.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Du Buc, 5 July 1794, see No. 2243.]
A359   5 July 1794
Copy letter from Du Buc to Lieut.-General Prescott.
Concerning the publications to which Prescott objects.
Paper   2ff.
A360   5 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Expressing concern at a reverse Grey had suffered.
Paper   2ff.
A361a   8 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A361b   7 July 1794
Language:   French
Enclosed:
Proclamation by Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to the inhabitants of Martinique.
Ordering them to disregard the ordinances etc. which Du Buc had issued.
Paper   2ff.
A361c   7 July 1794
Copy letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to the President and Gentlemen of the Superior Council of Martinique.
Ordering the raising of a million livres to carry on public services.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 8 July 1794, see No. 2243.]
A362a   9 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A362b   7 July 1794
Enclosed:
Letter from M. Munro to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Concerning a report from the master etc. of an American ship about the destination of a French squadron.
Paper   2ff.
A362c   c.6 July 1794
Note of information concerning a French squadron said to be bound for the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A363
Summaries of letters from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott and Du Buc, 17 June - 9 July 1794, with observations.
[This appears to have been written by Grey's secretary, Fisher.]
There are also some notes in the margin by Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A364a   11 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his answer to the enclosed letter.
Paper   2ff.
A364b   9 July 1794
Enclosed:
Letter from Brigadier-General W. Myers to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Concerning fresh meat supply in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A365   11 July 1794
Copy letter from Lieut.-General Prescott to the President and Gentlemen of the Superior Council of Martinique.
Repeating his request for an imposition to raise a million livres and declaring his refusal to allow Sir John Jervis to intermeddle in the government of the island.
Paper   2ff.
A366   16 July 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to the Officer commanding H.M. troops at Barbados and the Leeward Islands.
Concerning the removal of sick and wounded men from Barbados and the Leeward Islands to Halifax in Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Paper   2ff.
A367   16 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the efforts he would make for the good of the service in the West Indies if Grey sent him to England.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 17 July 1794, see No. 2243.]
A368   17 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Informing him that he had countermanded the embarkation of the Grenadiers.
Paper   2ff.
A369   20 July 1794
Paper by Col. Bedon concerning memoranda that Bexon had sent to Grey and proposing a means of strengthening the defences of Fort Bourbon.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 21 July 1794, see No. 2243.]
A370   23 July 1794
Copy commission from Grey provisionally appointing Baron de Clairfontaine Administrator-General of Justice, Police and Revenue, in Guadeloupe and its dependencies.
Paper   2ff.
A371   23 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
On forming English merchants in Guadeloupe into a company which would assist the Royalists, requesting permission to distribute rations to neighbouring parishes, and asking what he should do with regard to 12 men who had been stranded in Guadeloupe and who might be needed to keep order at Marie Galante.
Paper   2ff.
A372   23 July 1794
Letter from --- Lavielle to Grey.
Requesting that he should be allowed to continue the exercise of his former functions of Councillor, Attorney General and King's Counsel in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A373   24 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
On forming the coloured people in Guadeloupe into (armed) companies.
Paper   2ff.
A374   24 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Recommending Charles Druault as Treasurer of the money that would have to be raised by a levy in Guadeloupe, and M. Gavanon as interpreter.
Paper   2ff.
A375   24 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Coquille St. Croix to Grey.
Soliciting a place.
Paper   2ff.
A376a   26 July 1794
Language:   French
Letter from L. Druault to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A376b
Language:   French
Enclosed:
Plan for the formation of a battalion of free coloured men (mulattoes) drawn from different parts of Guadeloupe, with observations by Druault.
Paper   2ff.
A377   27 July 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Informing him of the arrest of a Frenchman who had boasted of being a good Republican, and requesting instructions with regard to applications that were being made to him in civil matters.
Paper   2ff.
A378   28 July 1794
Copy of letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Replying to Dundas' letter of 9 June concerning prize goods and contributions, etc.
Paper   4ff.
A379a   2 August 1794
Copy letter from the Advocate General, Sir William Scott (subsequently Lord Stowell), to Lord Grenville.
Stating his opinion that the condemnation of American vessels at Martinique was null and void.
Paper   1f.
A379b
Another copy.
Paper   1f.
A379c
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A379d
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A380   6 August 1794
Letter from Major-General (Sir) Adam Williamson to Grey.
Concerning the trouble with the sans culottes, and the misunderstanding between Brigadier-General Whyte and Williamson over the extent of Whyte's command.
Paper   2ff.
A381a   7 August 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning Du Buc and the supply of negroes, with comments on the enclosure.
A381b   6 August 1794
Enclosed:
Letter from William Niccolls to Brigadier-General Myers.
Concerning an application made to him to clear a vessel for Trinidad with 40 brigand and refractory negroes on board.
Paper   2ff.
A382a   9 August 1794
Letter from Philip Stephens of the Admiralty Office to Vice-Admiral Sir John Jervis (St. Vincent).
Requesting him to investigate the facts stated in the enclosure and report to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Paper   2ff.
A382b
Copy document drawn up by the owners, masters and consignees of American vessels seized at St. Pierre, Martinique, 29 April 1794, with copy deposition, 23 May 1794, concerning the said document and copy attestation by John Keese, Public Notary, of New York, of the said affidavit.
Paper   6ff.
A382c
Another copy of the above enclosure.
Paper   5ff.
A383   10 August 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the arrival of reinforcements in the West Indies, the adjustment of disputes between England and America, the abandonment of the proposed expedition against the French settlement at Cayenne, and the death of Major-General Dundas.
Paper   3ff.
A384a   11 August 1794
Language:   French
Letter from G. Sancé (Surveyor General) to Grey.
Requesting money to be expended in repairing defects in the drainage at Fort Royal.
Paper   2ff.
A384b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A385   11 August 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Bryan Blundell to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Asking him to recommend to Grey that he should be given a grant out of army funds to cover his recent extraordinary expenses.
(Possibly enclosed in letter from Prescott to Grey of 12 September 1794, No.430.)
Paper   2ff.
A386   13 August 1794
Bond of Valentine Jones of St. Pierre, Martinique to George Grey, Captain of H.M. Ship the Boyne, in £5,000 of lawful money of Martinique to account for and pay to him half the neat profits of the place of Captain of the Ports and Harbour Master of Martinique to which he had been appointed by General Sir Charles Grey.
Signed: Valentine Jones.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A387   15 August 1794
Petition of the Commissaries of St. Lucia to Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Defending their conduct with regard to the levying of a contribution in St. Lucia, and suggesting the formation of a white militia in the island.
Paper   4ff.
A388   17 August 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the goods of Gabrie, a merchant, which had been confiscated and sold.
Paper   2ff.
A389   [endorsed 17 August 1794]
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning payment of negroes for work on Sundays.
1½ff.
A390   18 August 1794
State of the 2 nd Battalion of Grenadiers at Fort St. George, Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A391   18 August 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Concerning the serious administrative difficulties in Guadeloupe because there was no Governor there.
Paper   4ff.
A392   19 August 1794
Language:   French
Letter from C. Mallet to Grey.
Concerning the financial needs of Guadeloupe, his own financial straits, and repairs necessary for a military hospital and a fort.
Paper   2ff.
A393a   19 August 1794
English translation of letter from Du Buc, Administrator-General of Martinique, to Grey.
Concerning the necessity of allowing American fish to be imported into Martinique to feed the slaves there.
Paper   4ff.
A393b   6 August 1794
Attached:
English translation of abstract from the records of the Supreme Council of Martinique.
On representing the necessity of admitting provisions carried in foreign ships into Martinique to avert famine.
Paper   2ff.
A393c
English translation of a letter from Carreau Deshurliere's and Gallet St. Aurin (Commissaries of the Supreme Council) to the General and Intendant of Martinique, n.d.
Requesting that suitable measures should be taken to avert famine.
Paper   2ff.
A394   22 August 1794
Copy of additional commission from Grey to Baron de Clairfontaine.
Confirming Clairfontaine's Commission of 23 July and defining his powers.
Paper   2ff.
A395   23 August 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning troop movements, and guns for Forts George and Edward.
Paper   2ff.
A396   23 August 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Advising the appointment of a Governor for Guadeloupe, concerning the filling up of vacancies in the judicature, taxation of Guadeloupe, negroes required for military works, and American fish.
Paper   2ff.
A397a   23 August 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning the draft of a circular letter for provisionally re-establishing the militia in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A397b   [31 August 1794].
Language:   French
“Projet de Circulaire”.
French version of the following document.
Paper   2ff.
A397c   31 August 1794
English translation of letter [from Grey] to the Commissaries fulfilling the civil and military functions vested formerly in the commander of the parishes.
On the establishment of the militia in Martinique.
The names of 26 Commissaries are stated.
[One paragraph has been crossed out and another, not in the French version, substituted.]
Cf. No. 402.
Paper   4ff.
A397d
Language:  French with English translation
Draft circular letter of appointment to commissaries of parishes.
Paper   2ff.
A398   24 August 1794
Letter from Adjutant-General Francis Dundas to Grey.
Concerning reinforcements for the West Indies, and Grey's successor there.
[The writer was formerly mis-identified as Major-General Thomas Dundas: revised, June 2015.]
Paper   2ff.
A399   25 August 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the failure of the attempt to regain Point á Pitre, the postponement of the attack on Grande Terre, reinforcements, the drafting of depleted regiments into others, Grey's return to England, and the case of Sir Charles Gordon.
Paper   5ff.
A400   26 August 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning commissaries and the strength of companies of militia.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letter from Arcibald Gloster to Grey, 27 August 1794, see No. 2243.]
A401a   27 August 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Concerning finance, taxes, the establishment of the militia in Guadeloupe, the Republicans' designs, and the deportation of prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
A401b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A402   30 August 1794
Letter from Du Buc [to Grey].
Concerning the free "people of colour" and the militia.
Paper   2ff.
A403
"Model of a Commission of Civil and Military Commissary" of Martinique, n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A404
Copy letter [from Grey] to the Civil Commissaries of some parishes, n.d.
Informing them that owing to a reorganisation whereby civil and military functions in the parish were to be vested in the same person their services were no longer required.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A405
Language:   French
Deposition of Louis Amable, Chevalier de la Guigneraye, against Madame Ciron for violent republican conversation, 30 August 1794, with attestation by Jean Augustin Regnaudin, Procureur du Roi at St. Pierre, Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A406   31 August 1794
Language:   French
Letter form P. Angeron to Grey.
Requesting permission to purchase a cargo of salt fish for the negroes on the sequestrated estates [in Guadeloupe].
Paper   2ff.
A407   31 August 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning a decision on M re d'Ennery's estate.
Paper   2ff.
A408   31 August 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Requesting to know whether he is to be sent to Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A409
Note on commissions to be granted and rules to be observed in the militia, n.d.
Paper   1f.
1794 [Pt.3]
A410   1 September 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Informing him that he is to take command of the forces at Guadeloupe and to act as Governor there until further orders.
Paper   2ff.
A411   1 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Requesting that M. de Sancé might not be transferred to Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A412   2 September 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Asking him to investigate allegations of extortion from a widow.
Paper   1f.
A413
f.1r. English translation of petition of Jean Picard to Grey, requesting a licence to marry.
f.1r. Copy order by Grey granting the request, 3 September [1794].
f.2r. English translation of deed by public notaries stating that Picard is a bachelor, 27 August 1794.
Certificate by C. Sorin (the sworn interpreter) that the translation was a true one, 3 September 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A414a   3 September 1794
Letter from Edmund Thornton to W. Myers, J. Salisbury, J. Baillie and B. Clifton.
Enclosing the two following documents.
Paper   2ff.
A414b   2 September 1794
Letter from Messrs. Winter and Kaye to Edmund Thornton.
Informing him that the Governor and Company of the Bank of England could not undertake the trust intended to be reposed in them by the captors of Martinique, and concerning the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A414c   1794
Enclosed with the above document:
Unexecuted authorization and letter of attorney whereby Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) and Col. William Myers, Capt. John Salisbury, James Baillie, James Purvis and Dr. Clifton (agents appointed by Grey and Jervis for the booty captured in Martinique) authorize the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to pay Edmund Thornton of London, Merchant, money received by virtue of the bills of exchange etc.; and appointment of Thornton as their lawful attorney to receive and invest the said sums.
Paper   2ff.
A414d
Wrapper with note by Grey stating that the commanders refused to sign the above letter of attorney.
A415   3 September 1794
Note from Elizabeth Grey to Messrs. Meyrick.
Concerning Grey's bond to the Dean of Winchester.
Paper   1f.
A416a   4 September 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Concerning administrative matters, taxes, finance, his difficulty in keeping order, the forthcoming arrival of Lieut.-General Prescott, the establishment of the militia in Guadeloupe, brigands, and the prohibition of American fish.
Paper   4ff.
A416b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   4ff.
A417   4 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Informing him of the action he had taken on receiving his letters.
Paper   2ff.
A418   4 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Reporting from Fort Royal.
Paper   2ff.
A419   7 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to [Grey].
Concerning mortars he was sending to St. Pierre and guns for St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A420   8 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning sites for a barracks near Fort St. George.
Paper   2ff.
A421   8 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning business relating to the militia and dangerous persons, and a claim which would create an awkward precedent if admitted.
Paper   1f.
A422   9 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning M. La Corte and prosecutions he had begun.
Paper   2ff.
A423   9 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning an application to land American fish in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 9 September 1794, see No. 2243.]

[For copy letter from Grey to Lord Amherst, 10 September 1794, see No. 2243.]
A424   8 September 1794
Note by Brigadier-General Myers concerning barracks, with pencil copy of letter from Frederick Maitland, Deputy Adjutant-General, to Captain Fiddes, 11 September 1794, concerning Myers' note.
[An endorsement concerns the action taken on Grey's orders.]
Paper   1f.
A425a   11 September 1794
List of duties received in Martinique "in the French times", with notes.
Paper   2ff.
A425b
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A426   11 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning M. Godefrey's application to go to St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A427   11 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to [Grey].
Concerning men recruited and provision for their medical treatment.
Paper   2ff.
A428   12 September 1794
English translation of letter from Catala junior to Grey.
Denouncing republicans in the Parish of Marigot, Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A429a   12 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the time he would set sail.
Paper   1f.
A429b   [11 September 1794]
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from Lieut. Col.-Gaudon de Soler to Myers, concerning the appearance of a French ship off Trinity.
Paper   2ff.
A429c   12 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-Col. Gaudon de Soler to Myers, concerning two privateers.
Paper   2ff.
A430   12 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
(A letter from Col. Blundell mentioned in the above letter may be that of Blundell to Prescott, 11 August 1794, No. 385.)
Paper   2ff.
A431   14 September 1794
Orders [by Grey] for raising a militia in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A432   14 September 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Bexon to Grey.
Reporting from St. Lucia on brigands there, etc.
Paper   2ff.
A433   14 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Grey.
Reporting from Berville camp.
Paper   4ff.
A434   17 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
Paper   1f.
A435   18 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning republican privateers who appeared off Trinity.
Paper   2ff.
A436   19 September 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning M. Chery, and a memorial from a French surgeon.
Paper   2ff.
A437   20 September 1794
Copy order by Grey concerning persons who had not complied with the regulations relating to vacated property in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A438   20 September 1794
English translation of letter from Grey to Bexon.
Concerning his assistance against the brigands, and "frivolous rumours" that were being circulated.
Paper   2ff.
A439   23 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Grey.
Reporting from Berville camp on the situation in the surrounding countryside and on the critical situation of the British troops in the camp.
Paper   4ff.
A440a   23 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe and requesting reinforcements.
Paper   2ff.
A440b
Duplicate of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A441   26 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A442   26 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Recommending Jean Baptiste le Clerc as Commis á la police.
Paper   2ff.
A443   26 September 1794
English translation of letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Requesting copies of all the laws that had been made and were in force in Martinique (so that similar enactments could be made for Guadeloupe).
Paper   1f.
A444   27 September 1794
English translation of letter [from Grey] to the Commissaries of Parishes.
Ordering the street arrest of dangerous "people of colour".
Paper   2ff.
A445   28 September 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning measures he had taken in St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A446   28 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning orders about dangerous persons.
Paper   2ff.
A447a   28 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A447b
Language:   French
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from Count Faudoas to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott, n.d.
Reporting the arrival of several enemy sloops at Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 29 September 1794, see No. 2242.]
A448   29 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe where the enemy had disembarked.
Paper   2ff.
A449   29 September 1794
Copy letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Admiral Thompson.
Pointing out the necessity for reinforcements at Berville camp.
Paper   1f.
A450   29 September [1794]
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning the arrest of large numbers of "people of colour".
Paper   2ff.
A451
Language:   French
Extract of the registers of the Seneschal's Court of St. Pierre, Martinique, 29 September 1794.
Concerning the case of Madame Fourniole against Pocquet de Puilhéry of which the seneschal refused to take cognizance since it came within the prohibition issued by Lieut.-General Prescott.
Paper   1f.
A452   30 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Recommending the bearer, S. Preclerc, to him.
Paper   2ff.
A453   30 September 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning a cargo of wine in an American ship.
Paper   2ff.
A454a   30 September 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Prescott to Grey.
Reporting on the situation in Guadeloupe.
Paper   1f.
A454b   30 September 1794
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter to Rear-Admiral Thompson, describing the critical state of the English forces at Basseterre and requesting a war ship.
Paper   2ff.
A454c
Another copy of the above letter of Prescott to Thompson transmitted to Jervis (St. Vincent).
Paper   1f.
A455   1 October 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning the arrest and transportation of 411 "people of colour".
Paper   2ff.
A456   1 October 1794
Copy letter from W. Bryer to Admiral Thompson.
Informing him that he had been forced to abandon Petit Bourg and concerning the misery on the British ships on account of the great numbers of Royalists and sick soldiers on board.
Paper   2ff.
A457   2 October 1794
Memorandum on the fresh meat contract for the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A458   2 October 1794
Copy letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Jervis (St. Vincent).
Expressing happiness that Jervis has anchored off Berville and declaring his opinion that the reinforcements he would provide would quickly remove the enemy.
Paper   1f.
A459   3 October 1794
English translation of letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning the arrest and transportation of "people of colour".
Paper   2ff.
A460   3 October 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Reporting from St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A461   3 October 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
f.1. Concerning arms and the arming of the (French) militia.
f.2v. Minutes of Grey's reply to both Myers' letters of 3 October.
Paper   2ff.
A462
Copies of the following letters:
Paper   2ff.
A462 (a)   30 September 1794
Prescott to Thompson (as in No. 454b ) with notes concerning it.
A462 (b)   1 October 1794
Jervis (St. Vincent) to Prescott, asking how the naval force could best be deployed to preserve the remaining part of Guadeloupe in British possession.
A462 (c)   2 October 1794
Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Jervis, declaring that he believed reinforcements from Jervis would dislodge the enemy.
A462 (d)   3 October 1794
Jervis to Prescott, declaring that he did not think himself justified in risking the loss of the Flank Companies of the 60th Regiment without his authority.
A463   4 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his (Prescott's) return to England.

For copy of this letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A464a   4 October 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Baron de Clairfontaine to Grey.
Concerning the perilous situation in Guadeloupe and requesting reinforcements for General Graham.
Paper   2ff.
A464b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from J. Baillie to B. Clifton, 4 October 1794, see No. 2243.]

[For copy letter from J. Baillie to R. D. Jennings, 4 October 1794, see No. 2243.]
A465   5 October 1794
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning confiscation of property by British forces in the West Indies.
Paper   6ff.
A465b   27 September 1794
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from the Advocate General, Sir William Scott (subsequently Lord Stowell) to Henry Dundas.
Giving his opinion on the above subject.
Paper   9ff.
A465c
Duplicate of the above letter from Dundas to Grey.
Paper   4ff.
A465d
Duplicate of the above enclosure.
Paper   10ff.
A465e
Another copy of the above enclosure.
Paper   8ff.
A466   5 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his return to England and inability to continue to act in Guadeloupe.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A467   6 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his (Prescott's) return to England and the effects of the climate and old age on him.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 6 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A468   6 October 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers [to Grey].
Concerning artillerymen and provisions, recommending Lieut. Watkins as Deputy Quarter-Master-General, and informing him that the invalids had been sent to St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A469a   7 October 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Jervis (St. Vincent).
Informing him of the surrender of Berville camp.
Paper   2ff.
A469b
Copy of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A470a
Language:   French
Précis historique de ce qui s'est passé au Camp de Berville depuis le 28 7 bre jusqu'au 7 8 bre jour de la Capitulation, with copy letter from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to M de Richbois, commander of the Royalists, 28 September 1794, giving him orders to proceed with his force to Berville if the enemy were determined to land.
Paper   8ff.
A470b   24 October 1794
Language:   French
Enclosed with the above document:
Petition of Louis Binjamin Fillassier(?) de Richebois [to Grey(?)] to have his weapons restored.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A471   7 October 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning persons who had been arrested, and the transportation of prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
A472   8 October 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of officers for the Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A473   8 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting on the critical situation in Guadeloupe.
For copy of this letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A474   9 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Defending his conduct in Guadeloupe and giving a detailed account of events there, 4 September - 8 October 1794.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   3ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 9 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A475a   10 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the number of men necessary to hold Fort Matilda in Guadeloupe.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A475b
Duplicate of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A476   10 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the great lack of artillery officers and men for the defence of Fort Matilda.
Paper   1f.
A477   10 October 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning the Militia, an expedition against brigands near Grand Rivière and the transportation of prisoners to England instead of America.
Paper   2ff.
A478   11 October 1794
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning stores at Fort George, Pigeon Island, Fort Edmund, etc., his need for carpenters, and recommending Mr. Franklyn to succeed to a vacancy in the General Hospital.
Paper   2ff.
A479   12 October 1794
Letter from J. Thomas (on behalf of Lieut.-General Robert Prescott) to Grey.
Concerning the surrender of Brigadier-General Graham and other events in Guadeloupe.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 12 October 1794, see No. 2242.]

[For copies of two letters from Grey to Prescott, 13 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A480   15 October 1794
Letter from Sinson de Preclerc to Grey.
Thanking him for commission of Commandant of Militia and concerning other matters relating to the Militia.
Paper   1f.
A481   15 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the enemy forces in Guadeloupe and his determination to defend Fort Matilda to the last extremity.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 15 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A482
Copy address of the Wardens and Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths offering Grey the freedom of their Company, 29 May 1794, with record of his admission, 17 October 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A483
Illuminated scroll recording the admission of Grey to the freedom of the Goldsmiths' Company of London, 17 October 1794, in recognition of his successes in the West Indies.
Parchment   1m.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 18 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A484   20 October 1794
Language:  English translation from the French.
"Provisional Regulation [by Grey] for the junction of the Militia, in case of Alarm; and for the Police-government, in case of internal troubles".
2ff.
A485   20 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
[On f.2v. is a note by Jervis (?) stating that the letter had been delivered to him in error and that he had opened it but did not read it.]
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letters from Brigadier-General Colin Graham to Grey, 21 and 22 October 1794, see No. 2243.]
A486   24 October 1794
Language:   French
Letter from Doyen (?) to ----.
Concerning preparations for an expedition to Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to the Duke of Portland, 24 October 1794, see No. 2243.]
A487   25 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Guadeloupe.
For copy of this letter see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A488   25 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Declaring himself totally unfit for further service in Guadeloupe and requesting that he be allowed to return home when reinforcements arrive.
For copy of this letter see No. 2242.
Paper   1f.
A489   25 October 1794
Copy letter from Du Buc to the Procureur du Roi.
Concerning a search for arms.
Paper   2ff.
A490   25 October 1794
Letter from C. Sorin to Grey.
Concerning a proclamation suggested by Monsieur Poyen of Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A491   26 October 1794
Deposition of Michael Sutton before Grey at Martinique.
Concerning corrupt practices by the Commissioners for enquiry into the characters and conduct of dangerous and disaffected persons in Guadeloupe.
4ff. [1f. blank.]
A492a   26 October 1794
Letter from Robert Moncreiff to Grey(?).
Concerning the place of postmaster of St. Lucia.
Paper   1f.
A492b   25 August 1794
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from Anthony Todd to Henry Dundas, concerning the above-mentioned place and the nomination of Moncreiff to it.
Paper   2ff.
A492c   30 August 1794
Letters from W. Garthshore to Moncreiffe, forwarding Todd's letter.
Paper   2ff.
A492d
Note [by Col. Fisher] on the above-mentioned place and correspondence concerning it, for the information of Grey.
Paper   1f.
A493   27 October 1794
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning the oath to be taken by the Militia, the incorporation of the free "people of colour" into it, and the activities of privateers.
Paper   2ff.
A494   27 October 1794
Answer of Archibald Gloster, Director General of Confiscated Property in Guadeloupe, to Père Trepsac's petition.
Concerning sugar removed from the Dominicans' estates and sent to London.
Paper   2ff.
A495   28 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the seige of Fort Matilda and requesting reinforcements.
Paper   2ff.
A496a   29 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the siege of Fort Matilda, complaints about plundering, and the loss of horses.
Paper   2ff.
A496b   7 Brumaire in the 3rd year of the French Republic [28 October 1794]
Language:   French
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Victor Hugues, Commissaire délégué par la Convention Nationale aux Ïles du Vent, to Prescott.
Complaining of assassinations, robbery, pillaging and destruction by members of the British forces or persons associated with them.
Paper   2ff.
A496c
English translation of the above.
Paper   2ff.
A496d   28 October 1794
Copy letter from Prescott to Hugues, replying to his letter concerning plundering and burning of houses, etc.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 29 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A497   10 Brumaire in the 3rd year of the French Republic [31 October 1794]
Language:   French
Copy letter from Victor Hugues to Jervis.
Requesting a safe-conduct for a ship carrying British prisoners of war, and comparing the treatment of prisoners taken by the French with that of prisoners taken by the English.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 31 October 1794, see No. 2242.]
A498   31 October 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the necessity for artillerymen at Fort Matilda, his ill-health and desire to retire from his command.
Paper   1f.
A499
Copy safe-conduct from Jervis to the French ship la Prevoyante caryying British prisoners of war.
Underneath.
Copy letter from Jervis to Victor Hugues, 31 October 1794, concerning the victualling of ships carrying French prisoners and demanding names of those who, he had alleged, had been guilty of plundering the wives and families of persons deported by the British from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A500   31 October 1794
English translation of account by La Frenaye, Commissary of the Colonial Department at St. Pierre, Martinique, concerning what was to be done with regard to the needy emigrants from Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A501   1 November 1794.
f.1r. State of the garrisons in the Windward and Leeward Islands.
f.2v. Total of men in the general return of 1 November 1794, and total of the above return with the addition of sick, prisoners, etc.
Paper   2ff.
A502   1 November 1794
Monthly return of H. M. Forces in the Windward and Leeward Islands under the command of Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A503   1 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning William de Campagne who entered Fort Matilda (to help defend it).
Paper   1f.
A504   1 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Requesting that when the siege of Fort Matilda was raised Grey would appoint someone else to the command there, and complaining of Grey's treatment of him.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy of letters from Grey to Prescott, 2 November 1794, and 5 November 1794; see No. 2242.]
A505a   5 November 1794
Letter from Sinson de Preclerc to Grey.
Concerning the muster of the militia in the Parish of Mouillage, and additional arms required.
Paper   2ff.
A505b
Language:   French
Lists of white and coloured people of the Parish of Mouillage who enrolled in the militia.
Paper   2ff.
A506a   6 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the siege of Fort Matilda.
For copy of this letter, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A506b
Enclosed with the above document:
f.1r. Copy letter from Victor Hugues to Prescott, 16 Brumaire in the 3rd year of the French Republic [6 November 1794], calling on him to surrender the fort that he was defending in 3 hours.
f.2r. English translation of the above document.
For another copy of this translation, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A506c   6 November 1794
Letter from Prescott to Hugues, declaring that he would defend Fort Matilda to the last extremity.
For another copy of this document, see No. 2242.
Paper   2ff.
A507   8 November 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Sinson de Préclere.
Instructing him on the measures to be taken to oblige the inhabitants of the Parish of Mouillage to enrol in the militia.
Paper   2ff.
A508   8 November 1794
Language:   French
Copy letter from La Hante to De Curt.
[Evidently intended to be transmitted by De Curt to the British government.]
Expressing the good opinion of the Supreme Council of Martinique on Grey's conduct.
Paper   2ff.
A509   8 November 1794
Certified copy of letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Lieut.-Governor Bruce.
Requesting fuses for mortars and shells.
Paper   2ff.
A510   8 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Requesting fuses for mortars.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 8 November 1794, see No. 2242.]

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 9 November 1794, see No. 2242.]
A511a
Language:   French
Letter from La Grange [to Grey], n.d.
Stating his plan of defence of Martinique.
4ff. [2ff. blank.]
A511b
English translation of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A512
[English translation (?)] of letter from La Grange [to Grey], n.d.
Reporting on the batteries on part of the coast of Martinique and suggesting measures to put the defences in order.
Paper   2ff.
A513
Attaque de la Martinique.
Signed Bexon, 10 November (?) 1794.
Questions and answers on the subject.
Paper   18ff.
A514
Report (by M. Sorin) on offices at Fort Royal and St. Pierre for the administration of vacant estates.
[The salaries of the staff are stated.] n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A515   10 November 1794
Particulars of the vacated property now under the direction of the Administration of Vacated Property, Martinique, agreeable to the regulation [by Grey] of 24 May 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A516   11 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting on the siege of Fort Matilda.
For copy of the above letter, see No. 516.
Paper   2ff.
A517   12 November 1794
State of the garrison of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A518   13 November 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Major-General [Sir] Adam Williamson.
Approving of all the measures Williamson had taken in Jamaica and San Domingo, concerning the promotions Williamson had recommended, Brigadier-General Whyte's leave of absence and replacement by Brigadier-General Horrick, reinforcements expected from England, Ireland and Gibraltar, the capture by the enemy of the Flank Companies of the 17th, 31st and 34th Regiments at Berville Camp, the high rate of mortality among the officers and men in the West Indies, his powerlessness to help Lieut.-General Prescott in Fort Matilda, and Brigadier-General Whyte's command and that of Brigadier-General Horrick.
Paper   2ff.
A519   18 February 1794
Language:   French
Copy authorization by General Thomas Dundas relating to the requisition of goods, beasts and negroes in Martinique for the use of the military.
Underneath:
Declaration of the former members of the Committee for Government established by Dundas in St. Pierre concerning the above, 12 November 1794.
Certification of the above declaration by Regnaudin, King's Attorney, 14 November 1794.
Seal: 1 large red wax, applied.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 13 November 1794, see No. 2242.]
A520   15 November 1794
Letter from Major-General [Sir] Adam Williamson to Grey.
Concerning a republican revolt, the death of Captain Hardyman, the prevalence of yellow fever, news of reinforcements, his need for them, and the constant applications to which he was subject both in Jamaica and from San Domingo.
Paper   2ff.
A521   15 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the siege of Fort Matilda, and requesting leave to return to England with Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A522   15 November 1794
Certificate, signed by Lieut.-General Robert Prescott concerning horses captured by the enemy at Fort Matilda.
Paper   1f.
A523a   15 November 1794
Letter from Bexon to Grey.
Asking Grey to save him from ruin by granting him time to pay his debts and exempting him from the duty of supplying negroes for public works, and reporting on the war against the brigands in St. Lucia.
Underneath:
Note in French concerning plans of Dunkirk, Gravelines and Calais and a plan of attack on them which he had sent to Grey offering information on Frankfort, Metz and Strasbourg.
[For plans, see Nos. 14-20.]
523b
Attached:
Additional remarks by Bexon on the brigands.
Paper   1f.
A524
List of army officers who died or were killed in the Windward and Leeward Islands while Grey was there, 6 January - 16 November 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A525   16 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the arrival of reinforcements at Fort Matilda and his desire to return to England.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Prescott, 16 November 1794, see No. 2242.]

[For copy letter from Grey to the Duke of Portland, 18 November 1794, see No. 2243.]
A526   18 November 1794
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Reporting from Fort Matilda and concerning his hope of returning to England.
Paper   2ff.
A527
Language:   French
Extract from the Registers of the Supreme Council of Martinique, 22 November 1794, being their resolution that two members should be deputed to express to Grey the sentiments of the Court on his departure.
Signed: Roignan.
Seal: 1 large red wax, applied.
Underneath:
Address, signed by Clarke and Ménant, complimenting Grey on his administration.
Seals: 2 small red wax, applied.
Paper   2ff.
A528
Language:   French
Address of the Court of Common Pleas of St. Pierre, Martinique, to Grey, n.d.
Expressing appreciation of his achievements.
Signed by the Officers of the Court.
Seal: 1 large red wax applied.
Paper   2ff.
A529   25 November 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Du Buc.
Asking him to thank the Supreme Council for its sentiments as expressed to him by Messrs. Clarke and Ménant, and thanking Du Buc for his co-operation during his Governorship.
Paper   2ff.
A530   25 November 1794
Copy letter from Grey to the Officers of the Court of Common Pleas at St. Pierre.
Thanking them for their sentiments and for their co-operation during his Governorship.
Paper   2ff.
A531   25 November 1794
Copy letter from Grey to Bexon.
Replying to his letter of 15 November.
Paper   2ff.
A532
Account between Grey and Lieut.-Col. Fisher, his secretary, 1793 - November 1794.
[endorsed 7 December 1794 ].
Paper   2ff.
A533
Public account between Grey and Fisher, 1794.
[Grey's pay etc. and expenditure on secret services.]
Paper   2ff.
A534
ff.1v.-2r. Abstract of monthly returns of H.M. Forces in the Caribbee islands, January - November 1794.
f.2v. Abstract of the monthly returns of the Royal Artillery in the Caribbee islands, January - December 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A535
Memorial [by Sir Francis Baring (?)] defending Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) with respect to the confiscations etc. made in the West Indies.
[Sent to Mr. Dundas on 30 December 1794.]
Paper   10ff.
1795 [Pt.1]
A536a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, January - December 1794.
Paper   4ff.
A536b   27 January 1795
Attached:
Receipt of Joseph Harrison for £304. 12s. 6½d. from Grey, the balance for the above account.
Paper   1f.
A536c
Vouchers relating to the above account, including receipts for payments of interest on bonds.
20 pieces.
A537
Drafts by Joseph Harrison on Lady Grey, April - December 1794.
6 pieces.
A538
Copy petition of the French Merchants of St. Pierre, Martinique, to Sir John Vaughan.
Complaining of an order whereby they had to join the militia on pain of banishment. [cf. No. 507.]
Paper   3ff.
A539
Manuscript copy of affidavit of Brigadier-General William Myers, 1 January 1795.
With marginal notes. Concerning the campaign in Martinique and the resistance of the planters to the British troops.
[For printed copy of the above affidavit, see 606a-b.]
Paper   6ff.
A540a   6 January 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Gidéon de Sancé to Grey.
Requesting him to solicit for him a pecuniary reward for his services in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A540b
Enclosed with the above document:
Petition of John Lewis Alexander Gidéon de Sancé to His Majesty's Minister setting forth his services to the British army in the West Indies and asking for a pecuniary reward.
2ff.
A541   14 January 1795
Letter [unsigned] from General William Myers to Grey.
Informing him that loyal French colonists of Martinique had voted that a sword and service of plate be presented to him (Grey) in testimony of their appreciation of his services and concerning the military situation in the West Indies.
Paper   4ff.
A542   15 January 1795
Letter from C. Sorin to Grey.
Expressing appreciation of Grey's services to Martinique and to him personally.
Paper   2ff.
A543a   15 January 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A543b-c
Two typescript copies of the above letter.
Each 1f.
A543d
Language:   French
Enclosed with the above document:
Extract from the registers of the Supreme Council of Martinique, 7 January 1795.
Recording the resolution that Grey should be asked to accept a sword and service of plate.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A543e-f
Two inaccurate typescript copies of the above.
Each 1f.
A544   15 January 1795
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Asking him to forward some letters and expressing a desire to retire from public life.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Grey to Sir Charles Morgan, 18 January 1795, see No. 2243.]
A545   18 January 1795
Letter from Du Buc to Grey.
Concerning his removal of certain letters from a packet addressed to Grey.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A546   20 January 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Charles Grey (2nd Earl). Prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A547   23 January 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Gerrit Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the claim of Captain Robins for property he had lost.
Paper   1f.
A548a   26 January 1795
Letter from George Rose to Grey.
Covering letter to the enclosures.
A548b   10 October 1794
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Rose to Grey.
Concerning a new contract for the supply of provisions to the forces in the West Indies.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A548c   24 November 1794
Extract of a letter from General Arnold to Rose.
Concerning the fresh meat contract for the troops in the West Indies and the losses sustained by the contractors.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A549   27 January 1795
Letters from George Rose to Grey.
Covering letter to a proposal relating to the supply of meat to the forces in the West Indies.
[The enclosure is missing.]
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A550   30 January 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to 2nd Earl Grey.
Concerning prize matters.
Paper   2ff.
A551   31 January 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Latour Méliere to Grey.
Complimenting him on his conduct in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A552a   7 February 1795
Letter from Alexander 1st Baron Loughborough [1st Earl of Rosslyn] to Grey.
Returning some papers and praising Grey.
Paper   1f.
A552b
Attached:
Wrapper with note by 3rd Earl Grey.
A553   11 February 1795
Letter from William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland, to Grey.
Promising to send copies of the memorials he had received from the West India merchants concerning transactions in Martinique, etc.
Paper   2ff.
A554   28 August 1794
Copy memorial of the West India Planters and Merchants to the 3rd Duke of Portland.
Calling for additional naval and military forces to protect the West Indian islands and for measures to conciliate those on whom contributions etc. had been levied.
[N.B. By mistake the above memorial was not sent to Grey with the others.]
Paper   4ff.
A555   6 February 1795
Copy [further] memorial from the West Indian Planters and Merchants to the Duke of Portland.
Requesting him to represent to the King the probable dangerous consequences of the measures taken in the West Indies and calling for an enquiry into the public conduct of Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent) and a public disavowal of the principles on which they acted.
Paper   3ff.
A556
Copy memorial by the merchants of Liverpool to 3rd Duke of Portland, Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Calling for restoration of the money illegally levied in contributions in the West Indies and for a public disavowal by H.M. Ministers of the principle on which such proceedings were founded.
Paper   3ff.
A557
Copy memorial of the agents on behalf of the principal inhabitants and proprietors in the Island of Martinique to the 3rd Duke of Portland.
Calling for redress of the injuries they had suffered through the confiscations ordered by Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent).
Paper   4ff.
A558a
Copies of the following documents:
Memorial of the agents on behalf of the principal inhabitants and proprietors of Martinique to Portland.
Memorials of the West India planters and merchants to Portland, 28 August 1794 and [ 6 February 1795 ].
Memorial of the merchants of Liverpool to Portland. [With marginal notes].

Paper   9ff.
A558b
Another copy of the documents in No. 558a, without marginal notes.
Paper   9ff.
A559   11 February 1795
Copy letter from Grey to the 3rd Duke of Portland.
Thanking him for copies of the memorials of the West India merchants and others and asking for a copy of a further memorial.
Paper   2ff.
A560   12 February 1795
Letter from Lieut.-General Robert Prescott to Grey.
Strongly attacking Grey for the use he had made of a public order which Prescott had issued in the West Indies concerning Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A561a
Draft [in 2nd Earl Grey's hand] of letter from Grey to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott, n.d.
Replying to Prescott's letter of 12 February 1795.
Paper   2ff.
A561b
Copy of the above letter to Prescott, n.d. [In a different hand.]
Paper   2ff.
A562   13 February 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to 2nd Earl Grey.
Concerning the memorials complaining against Grey and Jervis, and prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A563   14 February 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to 2nd Earl Grey.
Concerning claims against the Board of Ordnance.
Paper   2ff.
A564   16 February 1795
Letter from J. Baillie to Grey.
Defending his conduct with regard to the sale of prize goods.
Paper   2ff.
A565   23 February 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Lejeune Montnoël to Grey.
Congratulating him on his arrival in England.
Paper   2ff.
A566a   25 February 1795
Letter from 3rd Duke of Portland to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A566b
Enclosed with the above document:
Minutes of a conference between a committee representing the West India planters and merchants and the Duke of Portland, 12 February 1795.
Concerning proclamations issued by Grey and Jervis (St. Vincent), especially the one demanding a contribution to compensate the officers and men who made the conquests in the West Indies.
Paper   3ff.
A567   25 February 1795
Letter from Calabre de Chamesson (first court usher of the Supreme Council of Martinique) to Grey.
Thanking him for his kindness in the West Indies and declaring that if he should lose the place he now holds he would turn to Grey who, he hopes, would be able to obtain from the ministers a post for him.
Paper   2ff.
A568a   2 March 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the case which Jervis and he had submitted to Counsel and expressing the hope that the calumnies against him would be refuted publicly.
Paper   1f.
A568b
Found with the previous document:
Paper endorsed "Copy of Minutes to be submitted to Mr. Dundas in case of an Interview", n.d.
Concerning the imputation against the characters of Grey and Jervis and the possibility of lawsuits against them which hinders them from embarking on active service, and a possible course that the Government might take with respect to West Indian prize affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A569a   7 March 1795
Copy letter from Grey and Jervis to 3rd Duke of Portland.
[With marginal notes.]
Explaining and defending their conduct with respect to confiscations of property and the levying of contributions in the West Indies, with an appendix of "Testimonials" addressed to Grey by various bodies in Martinique in November 1794 ; also translation of letter from M. La Hante toM. De Curt, 8 November 1794, expressing the Supreme Council of Martinique's approval of Grey's conduct.
Paper   25ff.
A569b
Another copy of the above document. [With one marginal note.]
Paper   22ff.
A596c
Another copy. [With no marginal notes.]
Paper   25ff.
A570a   March 1795
Draft letter from Grey and Jervis to Henry Dundas.
Demanding an examination of their conduct and a speedy decision in order that calumnies against them might be dispelled.
Paper   1f.
A570b
Copy of the above but with some alteration.
Paper   2ff.
A571   9 March 1795
Receipt of Robert Briggs for £25 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A572   21 March 1795
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the repatriation of French officers and men captured at Morn Fortunée St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A573   25 March 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to [2nd Earl Grey (?)].
Concerning prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A574a   1 April 1795
Language:   French
Letter from M. De Curt to Grey.
Expressing regret at his indisposition and declaring that he would be glad to meet Grey's son.
Paper   2ff.
A574b-c
Two (inaccurate) typescript copies of the above letter.
Each 1f.
A575a   3 April 1795
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A575b   1 April 1795
Enclosure:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Huskisson.
Concerning payments to French officers on parole and the care of their sick and wounded.
Paper   2ff.
A576   5 April 1795
Letter from William, 1st Lord Auckland, to Grey.
Giving his opinion on the confiscations made by Grey and Jervis in the West Indies and suggesting a way in which to deal with the predicament they were in.
Paper   4ff.
A577   7 April 1795
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Concerning General Whyte's claim to share prizes equally with Commodore Ford.
Paper   2ff.
A578   8 April 1795
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Concerning a meeting he was to have with Grey and Whyte and the condemnation of the ordnance taken in Windward Islands.
Paper   1f.
A579a   11 April 1795
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Concerning the San Domingo case (prize business).
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A579b
Enclosure:
Case on the distribution of the San Domingo prize-money, with opinion of William Scott (Baron Stowell) and F. Lawrence on it, 11 April 1795.
Paper   17ff.
A580   17(?) April 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Complaining of the neglect he had suffered since returning from the West Indies and asking what he was to expect from the King's Ministers (as to the defence of his character).
Paper   4ff.
A581   20 April 1795
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the request in Lt.-Col. Maningham's memorial could not be granted.
Paper   2ff.
A582a   22 April 1795
Copy letter from Lieut.-Colonel Gerrit Fisher to Henry Dundas (1st Viscount Melville).
Concerning his claims for promotion.
Paper   2ff.
A582b   18 April 1795
Attached:
Copy letter from Fisher to the Duke of York, recounting his long services as grounds for promotion.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A583   22 April 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Requesting that General Myers be detained in England so that he could give evidence before a committee of enquiry likely to be held on the West Indies and concerning two other witnesses he would require.
Paper   2ff.
A584   23 April 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Informing him of the condemnation of the ordnance taken in the Windward Islands.
Paper   2ff.
A585   30 April 1795
Copy letter from 3rd Duke of Portland to the Gentlemen of the Committee of West India Planters and Merchants.
Declaring that the Proclamation of Grey and Jervis for the levying of contributions in the West Indies had been annulled.
Paper   2ff.
A586   30 April 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his search among his papers for a capitulation of St. Lucia.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A587   1 May 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning an enquiry into his conduct in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A588
Notes by Grey on documents relating to his conduct in the West Indies, endorsed "Memorandums for Mr. Kaye in case of need".
Paper   2ff.
A589   2 May 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers [to Grey].
Asking whether he had to remain in England to assist Grey in the inquiry into his conduct as Commander in Chief in the West Indies, and concerning this inquiry and the loss of Captain Grey's ship.
Paper   2ff.
A590   6 May 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the contribution that Grey had ordered to be raised in the West Indies and Grey's conduct there.
Paper   4ff.
A591   6 May 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to Grey.
Concerning bills of exchange received from Bontein.
Paper   2ff.
A592   7 May 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Paterson to Grey and Jervis.
Concerning the high charges made by the agents for the sale of prize goods captured on Martinique and setting forth his own claim for commission and expenses in connexion with prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A593   8 May 1795
Copy letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to George Rose.
Outlining Grey's proposal to issue "warrants on account" as a means of overcoming certain inconveniences which had arisen in connexion with army finance.
Paper   2ff.
A594   11 May 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the naturalization of two Frenchmen and the reinstatement of one of them as Captain of Engineers, an allowance to the Commanders of the captured (West Indian) Islands, and an enquiry into the conduct of Grey and Jervis before the House of Commons.
Paper   2ff.
A595a-c
Papers presented to the House of Commons pursuant to addresses relative to Sir Charles Grey and Sir John Jervis.
[Ordered to be printed 14 May 1795.]
[No. 595b bears the name of the Hon. G. Bouverie.]
3 copies, 67pp. each.
(1)
Copy of a Proclamation at Martinique by Grey, 30 March 1794.
(2)   5 April 1794
Proclamation at St. Lucia by Grey.
(3)
Copy of memorial of the West India Planters and Merchants to the Duke of Portland, 28 August 1794.
(4)   6 February 1795
Memorial of the West India Planters and Merchants to Portland.
(5)
Memorial of the agents on behalf of the principal inhabitants and proprietors of Martinique to Portland.
(6)
Memorial of the merchants of Liverpool to Portland, n.d.
(7)   30 April 1795
Copy letter from Portland to the committee of West India planters and merchants.
(8)
Copy letter from Portland to the merchants of Liverpool, 2 May 1795.
(9)
Copy letter from Grey and Jervis to Portland, 7 March 1795, with copies of enclosures.
(10)
Copy of separate instructions to Grey, November 1793, with copies of various proclamations etc. issued on former occasions with regard to the distribution of prize booty.
(11)   16 January 1794
Copy letter from Grey and Jervis to Henry Dundas.
(12)
Plan for the distribution of Booty (enclosed in No. 11.)
(13)
Extract of letter from Dundas to Grey, 7 March 1794.
A(14)   30 April 1795
Copy letter from the Duke of Portland to the agents on behalf of the inhabitants and proprietors of Martinique.
(15)   4 May 1795
Copy memorial of the West India planters and merchants to Portland.
(16)   12 May 1795
Copy letter from Portland to the West India merchants and planters.
(17)   4 May 1795
Memorial of the West India planters and merchants to Henry Dundas.
(18)   8 May 1795
Copy letter from Dundas to Lord Penrhyn (concerning No. 17).
(19)
Petition of the inhabitants of St. Lucia to Grey, n.d.
A596   20 May 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning documents for the enquiry into his conduct.
Paper   2ff.
A597
White Paper [ordered to be printed 22 May 1795 ]:
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas, 20 May 1795, with copies of the following documents.
[With marginal manuscript notes.]
12pp.
(a)   1 January 1794
Proclamation by Grey and Jervis.
(b)   19 February 1794
Proclamation by Major-General the Right Hon. Thomas Dundas.
(c)   11 March 1794
Proclamation by Colonel W. Myers.
(d)   18 March 1794
Advertisement concerning the sale of goods seized.
(e)   10 April 1794
Proclamation by Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Proclamation by Grey and Jervis ordering a declaration of goods, 21 May 1794.
(f)   26 April 1794
Proclamation by Lieut.-General Robert Prescott concerning the seized goods.
(g)   10 May 1794
Proclamation by Prescott concerning the appointment of a deputy from every Parish of Martinique for regulating the contribution.
A598a
Circular letter from George Woodford Thellusson, n.d.
Covering letter to the following printed papers:
[Most of the marginal notes are in the 1st Earl Grey's hand.]
Paper   14ff.
(a)
Memorial of the agents in behalf of the principal inhabitants and proprietors of Martinique to the Duke of Portland complaining of the seizures made by order of Grey and Jervis on the conquest of Martinique. [With marginal manuscript notes.]
(b)   7 May 1795
Affidavit of Michael Mallespine supporting the allegations in the above memorial.
[With many marginal manuscript notes.]
(c)
Proclamations and other papers issued by the British Commanders in the French West India Islands, 1 January - 21 May 1794.
[As in No. 597.]
(d)
English translation of the attestations of Nicholas Decasse, 28 January 1795, concerning the seizure of goods in his warehouse at St. Pierre.
[Underneath is a manuscript note concerning Decasse.]
(e)
Attestation by French merchants of St. Pierre of the truth of the declaration made by Decasse.
(f)   24 February 1794
Copy letter from Jervis to the widow Carrère.
A598b
Another copy of Tellusson's letter and attached documents with marginal manuscript notes and alterations differing from those on the previous documents.
Paper   14ff.
A599
Remarks by Sir Charles Gordon on Thellusson's memorial on the taking of St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A600   21 May 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Thellusson's publication and the question of a libel action against him; and Munro's demand for commission for the sum received and returned at St. Lucia.
Paper   2ff.
A601
Report (21 May 1795 ) by Captain Douglas on events leading to the capture of St. Pierre on 17 February 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A602
Remarks by Lieut.-Cononel G. Fisher on events leading to the capture of St. Pierre.
Paper   1f.
A603   23 May 1795
Letter from [Rear-Admiral Charles (?)] E[dmund] Nugget to Sir John Jervis.
Concerning the surrender of St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A604   23 May 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Thellusson's publication and Mallespine's affidavit.
Paper   2ff.
A605   25 May 1795
Affidavit of Colonel John Francis Cradock describing the events leading to the capture to St. Pierre and defending Grey's conduct.
Paper   4ff.
A606a   1 May 1795
Printed copy of affidavit of Brigadier-General William Myers, [ordered to be printed 28 May 1795 ].
Concerning the campaign in Martinique and the resistance offered by the planters to the British troops.
6 plus 1pp.
A606b
Another copy.
6 plus 1pp.
A607a   28 May 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the sums realised by the sale of the effects of Grey's servants in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A607b-c
Enclosures:
Accounts of the said sales in November 1794.
2 pieces, each 1f.
A607d   3 January 1794
One other account evidently by Jos. Jamson.
Paper   1f.
A608   29 May 1795
Copy letter from J. O'Callaghan to Charles (2nd Earl) Grey.
Giving account of the campaign ending in the capture of St. Pierre - in contradiction of assertions made in Thellusson's memorial and Malespine's affidavit.
Paper   2ff.
A609   29 May 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Sir Henry George Grey to Elizabeth (1st Countess) Grey.
Concerning the capture of St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A610   29 May 1795
Letter from Captain George Airey to (Captain (?)) Douglas.
Concerning the taking of St. Pierre.
Paper   2ff.
A611   30 May 1795
Letter from Major J. Skerret to Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher.
Concerning the attack on the conduct of Grey and Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A612   31 May 1795
Letter from Sir Eyre Coote to Charles (2nd Earl) Grey.
Concerning the campaign in Martinique and General Sir Charles Grey's conduct.
Paper   2ff.
A613a   31 May 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a report he had drawn up.
Paper   2ff.
A613b   31 May 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Kaye to Fisher, concerning the report.
Paper   1f.
A614a   1 June 1795
Copy letter from officers who served under Grey in the West Indies to Grey.
Giving an account of the campaign in Martinique and contradicting allegations made by Thellusson and Mallespine. [With marginal notes.]
Paper   11ff.
A614b
Another copy of No. 614a but with some alterations.
Paper   6ff.
A615
White paper [ordered to be printed 1 June 1795 ]:
Copy affidavit of Marie Josephe Roignan, 29 May 1795, declaring that an attestation of a document was written and signed by her husband, Pierre Simon Roignan, the Principal Register of the Supreme Council of Martinique; with copy of attested English translation of the said document - the proclamation issued by Grey and Jervis of 1 January 1794, with supplement, extracted from the registers of the Supreme Council.
6 plus 2pp.
A616   [c.June 1795]
Case for the Commanders in Chief in the West Indies in reply to accusations concerning confiscation of property and the levying of contributions etc.
20ff. [5ff. blank.]
A617   6 June 1795
Draft letter from [Grey and Jervis] to Henry Dundas.
Requesting that the King's sign manual be granted as quickly as possible for the distribution of prize money arising from the sale of ordnance stores captured in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A618   6 June 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the condemnation of ordnance and stores taken at Port au Prince and Grey's victory over his accusers.
Paper   2ff.
A619   11 June 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A620   13 June 1795
Letter from George Rose to Grey.
Informing him of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury's disapproval of his plan to issue "warrants on account".
Paper   1f.
A621   15 June 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning arrangements to receive prize money from the Ordnance Office, and the advisability of taking proceedings against Mr. Monro to compel him to pay the sums he held into court.
Paper   2ff.
A622   17 June 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel G. Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of the prize money arising from the captured ordnance stores, and Munro's request for security.
Paper   2ff.
A623   18 June 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning pressure of work, business connected with the estate of one of Grey's servants in the West Indies and Grey's son George.
Paper   2ff.
A624   18 June 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a letter of attorney to enable Fisher and Mr. Purvis to receive and distribute the ordnance money.
Paper   1f.
A625   20 June 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an accommodation with Monro, and the case of Commissary Watson.
Paper   2ff.
A626   21 June 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Covering letter to several enclosures not now present.
Paper   1f.
A627
Grant of value of ordnance stores captured on Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe to Grey and Sir John Jervis for distribution in accordance with the proportions stated, 22 June 1795.
Signed by George III. Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A628a   22 June 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the enclosed account and a sum due to Edward Grey which Fisher thought should be paid to Colonel Henry Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A628b   22 June 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Account between Grey and Fisher covering the period November 1794 - June 1795.
[Mainly private matters but includes some secret service payments.]
Paper   2ff.
A629   22 June 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning draft affidavit for Grey to make to commence proceedings in the Court of Admiralty in respect of the goods seized on shore at Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A630   24 June 1795
Letter from Thomas Lane, clerk of the London Goldsmith's Company, to Grey.
Concerning arrangements for conferring the freedom of the Company on Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A631
ff.1r.-1v. Letter from Rowland Maltby to Grey, n.d.
Informing him that the Court of Assistants of the London Fishmongers' Company had voted in favour of conferring on him the freedom of the Company.
f.2r. Copy of Grey's reply to the above, 25 June 1795.
Paper   2ff.
A632   28 June 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the accounts of Tyson, one of Grey's servants in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A633a
Language:   French
“Précis de la Conduite qui a été tenue á Sainte Lucie depuis l'arrivée du Général Stuart, Jusques á l'Evacuation”
(December 1794 - June 1795).
Concerning the failure of attacks on the brigands and those who joined them at the order of the French commander Victor Hugues, the loss of Gros Islet and, finally, the evacuation of St. Lucia.
(General Stuart is severely criticised for his conduct of the campaign.)
Paper   6ff.
A633b
English translation of the above.
Paper   10ff.
A634   1 July 1795
Address of Alderman John Wilkes to Grey and Jervis on presenting them with the freedom of the City of London.
Paper   2ff.
A635   1 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from M. Du Curt (of Martinique) to Grey.
Concerning the presentation of a sword and service of plate to Grey.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A636   1 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from M. Du Curt to Grey.
Informing him that he would meet him the next day.
Paper   2ff.
A637   2 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Du Curt to Grey.
Concerning the plate which is to be presented to him.
Paper   2ff.
A638   2 July 1795
Two draft letters from Grey and Jervis to John Wilkes (Chamberlain of the City of London).
Expressing their appreciation of the way in which he executed the Corporation's orders with respect to the conferring of the freedom of the City on them.
Paper   2ff.
A639   3 July 1795
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the naturalization of two Frenchmen and their reinstatement in their respective employments.
Paper   2ff.
A640   8 July 1795
Copy letter from Grey to the Wardens and Court of Assistants of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of London.
Thanking them for having conferred on him the freedom of their Company.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A641   10 July 1795
Copy newspaper report on the conferring of the freedom of the Goldsmiths' Company, the Fishmongers' Company, and of the City of London, on Grey and Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A642   10 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning the plate that was to be presented to him.
Paper   1f.
A643   12 July 1795
Letter from Sir Adam Williamson to Grey.
Concerning a curious certificate that Major General Whyte asked Grey to sign, Williamson's claim to share the Port au Prince prize money, and his precarious situation on account of extensive sickness among his troops.
Paper   2ff.
A644   14 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning compensation promised by Grey to Chevalier de St. Jean of Guadeloupe for loss suffered when Grey made a camp of his house, and the presentation that was to be made to Grey.
Paper   1f.
A645   17 July 1795
Letter from Grey to Major-General Whyte.
Giving advice on the attack of Guadeloupe.
Paper   4ff.
A646
Scroll recording that the freedom of Dublin was conferred on Grey on 17 July 1795 in recognition of his conduct in reducing the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
Parchment   1m.
A647   21 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning the sword that was to be presented to Grey.
Paper   1f.
A648   22 July 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the question of prosecuting Mallespine for perjury on account of his affidavit against Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A649   23 July 1795
Remarks addressed to Grey by Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Maitland on the taking of St. Pierre.
Paper   4ff.
A650
List of persons who had been obliged to abandon their properties in Guadeloupe and St. Lucia, with note from Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Maitland to Grey, 23 July 1795, concerning it.
Paper   2ff.
A651   28 July 1795
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Makepiece and the sword and plate that was to be presented to Grey.
Paper   1f.
A652   15 July - 6 August 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the situation in the West Indies and the overthrow of those who had "so Villainously" attempted to injure Grey in the public mind.
Paper   6ff.
A653a   6 August 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning finance and prize goods.
Paper   2ff.
A653b   19 July 1795
Enclosures:
Letter from John Jaffray to Myers, concerning an indemnification he required and finance (in connexion with prize goods).
Paper   2ff.
A653c   3 August 1795
Letter from Jaffray to Myers.
Concerning an application by Robert Lowis for payment for flour taken from his stores.
Paper   2ff.
A654a   6 August 1795
Language:   French
Letter from Regnaudin to Grey.
Praising Grey's work in Martinique and making observations on the situation there.
Paper   2ff.
A654b
Note on the contents of the above letter, n.d. [Late 19th century (?)]
Paper   1f.
A655   7 August 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the delay in the despatch of documents from Martinique and the disordered state of the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A656   7 August 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Pratt, the demands of Valentine Jones for commission, etc., and Fisher's desire to avoid service in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A657a   8 August 1795
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel John Pratt to Grey.
Claiming that another man and he were entitled to receive shares of prize-money as field officers.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A657b   16 December 1793
Enclosed with the above document:
Commission, whereby Pratt was appointed first Major in the Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery.
Signed: Henry Dundas; George III.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Parchment   1m.
A658   8 August 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to Brownrigg.
Stating reasons why he should not be again sent to the West Indies, with observations on the strength of the 9th Regiment and an account of his military career and expectations.
Paper   2ff.
A659   14 August 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stocks he had purchased in the names of Grey and Jervis, the question of his application for leave of absence, and the pressure of work he was experiencing.
Paper   2ff.
A660
f.1r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 17 August 1795.
Concerning claims by field officers to share prize money on antedated rank, and Brownrigg's letter.
f.1v. Copy letter from Fisher to M. Munro, 17 August 1795, requesting the commission and instructions under which Munro acted as prize agent at St. Lucia and concerning the indemnification he would require before depositing prize money in the Bank of England.
f.2r. Copy letter from Brownrigg to Fisher, 13 August 1795, informing him that he must join his regiment in the West Indies.
1½ff.
A661   17 August 1795
Letter from Grey to Major-General Whyte.
Advising him on the method of attacking Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A662   18 August 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business and efforts that might be made to secure him the leave of absence that had been refused.
A663   19 August 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the effects that the parliamentary conduct of Grey's son and son-in-law were indirectly having on Fisher, prize business, Sir Ralph Abercromby's views on Fisher's application for leave of absence, and Fisher's preparation of an answer to an address to be made on the presentation of a sword to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A664   21 August 1795
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Requesting that Lieut.-Colonel Fisher's departure for the West Indies be delayed in order that he could deal with army and prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A665   22 August 1795
Copy letter Fisher to Brownrigg.
Making a suggestion concerning officers' travelling expenses to the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A666   22 August 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to Brownrigg.
Concerning his involvement in prize business and in the winding up of the public business arising out of Grey's command in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A667   24 August 1795
Letter from George Rose to Grey.
Concerning Michael Macnamara's claim on account of recruiting a number of men for service in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A668a   25 August 1795
Note from Joseph Harrison to Grey, requesting him to pay £720. 3s. 0d. to the order of Thomas Strother ten days after the above date.
Paper   1f.
A668b   8 September 1795
Wrapper with notes by Grey in connexion with the above draft and concerning the purpose to which the money was to be applied.
Paper   1f.
1795 [Pt.2]
A669a   1 September 1795
Language:   French
Address of De Curt to Grey on presenting him with a sword and service of plate.
Paper   1f.
A669b
English translation of the above.
Paper   1f.
A670   11 September 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning his situation in St. Vincent and the general position with respect to the West Indies.
Paper   4ff.
A671
f.1r. Copy letter from Fisher to Charles Kerr of Antigua, 1 July 1795.
Concerning dissatisfaction caused by delay in remitting the Guadeloupe prize money to London.
f.1v. Copy letter from Kerr to Fisher, 16 September 1795.
Replying to the above and concerning papers he had sent to England.
Paper   2ff.
A672
f.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 8 October 1795.
Covering letter to the following copy.
f.1r-v. Copy letter from Fisher to Valentine Jones, 8 October 1795, concerning Grey and the question of granting final warrants for work in the Engineer Department at Tobago.
Paper   2ff.
A673   11 October 1795
Letter Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the indemnification of John Jaffray and the money in his hands.
Paper   2ff.
A674   14 October 1795
Letters from Messrs. Winter and Kaye to Fisher.
recto: Concerning Mr. Piggott's opinion, the payment of money by Mr. Jones and a memorandum to be signed by him.
verso: Note from Fisher to Grey concerning the above.
Paper   1f.
A675   18 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning investments of prize money in stocks.
Paper   2ff.
A676   19 October 1795
Note from Jos. Harrison to Grey, requesting him to pay Thomas Strother or order £84.
[Discharged 31 October 1795.]
Paper   1f.
A677   19 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning powers of attorney he requires for receiving dividends from investments of prize money.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A678   20 October 1795
Certified copy of letter from Grey to Monsieur Regnaudin (Procureur du Roi de la Sénéchaussée de St. Pierre, Martinique).
Thanking him for a paper concerning his accusers; and concerning the force which was being sent from Britain to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A679   22 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his unsuccessful efforts to purchase stock with the prize money received from Jones.
Paper   2ff.
A680   22 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Setting out the proportions in which the ordnance prize money was to be distributed as established by the recent grant.
Paper   1f.
A681   22 October 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to Sir John Jervis.
Concerning the distribution of prize money and the retention of part of it to meet legal expenses, etc.
[For draft of this letter, see No. 684b.]
Paper   1f.
A682   22 October 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a letter to Jones and a writ ne exeat regnum that it might be necessary to obtain against him.
Paper   1f.
A683   22 October 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a draft memorial to the King praying for the sign manual to authorize the distribution of the Port au Prince prize money, with observations on the plan of distribution as it would affect Grey, General Whyte and Admiral Ford.
Paper   2ff.
A684a   23 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Sir John Jervis' wish that the prize money for the navy should be separated from that of the army, and documents connected with the distribution.
Paper   2ff.
A684b
Enclosed with the above document:
Rough draft of Fisher's letter to Jervis of 22 October 1795 [see No. 681 ].
Paper   2ff.
A685   24 October 1795
Copy advertisement, inserted in the Gazette concerning payment of the value of ordnance and stores captured in Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe in March and April 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A686   26 October 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an additional advertisement he proposed to issue concerning the distribution of prize money, and the necessity of explaining why part of the ordnance money was not to be distributed immediately.
Paper   1f.
A687   28 October 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Valentine Jones' letter and measures that would have to be taken against him.
Paper   2ff.
A688a   30 October 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the bill [in Chancery] he was preparing against Jones.
Paper   2ff.
A688b   29 October 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Messrs. Winter and Kaye to Valentine Jones.
Strongly criticizing his conduct with regard to the Guadeloupe prize money and demanding that he pay the amount due immediately.
Paper   2ff.
A689   2 November 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the situation in the West Indies, Grey's victory over his enemies and his refusal to resume command in the West Indies.
4⅓ff.
A690   2 November 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Asking whether Grey had a copy of the appointment and instructions of the Guadeloupe prize agents which were needed in connexion with the bill in Chancery to be filed against Jones.
Paper   1f.
A691   4 November 1795
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the King was offering him the command of the 20th regiment of Light Dragoons in Jamaica.
Paper   2ff.
A692   5 November 1795
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Signifying his acceptance of the command of the 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons in Jamaica.
Paper   1f.
A693a   5 November 1795
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him that the King had appointed him to the command of the 20th Regiment of Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A693b
Typescript copy of the above document.
Paper   1f.
A694   6 November 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the writ against Jones and an affidavit required from Grey and Fisher.
Paper   2ff.
A695   7 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning warrants for Grey to sign (in connexion with engineering works at Tobago) and the additional labour which Grey's refusal to sign them at first had involved.
Paper   2ff.
A696a   8 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning advertisements on the distribution of prize money, and stock which he had purchased with Jones' money.
Paper   2ff.
A696b   27 October 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Advertisement concerning the amount of prize money available for distribution and explaining that officers would be paid only in accordance with the rank they actually served in.
Paper   1f.
A696c   10 November 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Advertisement concerning the place and times at which the ordnance prize money would be paid, and explaining what had been done with sums over which lawsuits were pending.
Paper   1f.
A697   9 November 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to Major-General Francis Dundas.
Giving figures to contradict a statement in the Star concerning the amount of prize money from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A698   9 November 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the discharge of the writ against Jones and a bond of indemnity to be given to him.
Paper   2ff.
A699a   12 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning proceedings to be taken against Mr. Munro and possibly against Mr. Baillie.
Paper   2ff.
A699b   12 November 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Fisher to James Baillie, requesting that he deposit in the Bank of England the sum he was holding.
Paper   1f.
A700a   15 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the commencement of his payments of prize money, Grey's command of the 20th Regiment, and a bond of indemnity for Grey and Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A700b   15 November 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Fisher to Lieut.-Colonel Innes, explaining why he could only share in prize money as a captain - the rank in which he actually served.
Paper   2ff.
A701a   16 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Baillie.
Paper   1f.
A701b   16 November 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to J. Baillie, again requesting him to deposit in the Bank of England the money he held.
Paper   1f.
A702   20 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Suggesting that he and his fellow agent, Purvis, should receive a 2% commission on the prize money they distribute.
Paper   2ff.
A703   20 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Explaining that the proposed 2% commission charge for Purvis himself would not extend to the sums distributed to the Commanders in Chief.
Paper   2ff.
A704   20 November 1795
Copy letter from James Baillie to Fisher.
Concerning sums disbursed at Martinique for various persons which should be deducted from their prize money.
Paper   1f.
A705   20 November 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of Portland's delay with regard to prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A706   21 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning letters to the Duke of Portland which were to be signed by Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A707   [23 November 1795(?)]
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Returning papers Grey had left at his house and concerning his failure to find the coat of arms of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A708   24 November 1795
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning the arms of Martinique which it had been suggested should be engraved on the plate presented to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A709   24 November 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Criticizing the Duke of Portland's answer to their joint memorial on the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A710   25 November 1795
Letter from James and John Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning the former supplier of accoutrements to Grey's Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A711   25 November 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning General Williamson's claim and the draft letter Kaye had prepared for Grey and Ford to send to the Duke of Portland.
Paper   2ff.
A712a   26 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a hearing that was to take place in Doctors' Commons about delaying or postponing the prosecution by the American claimants against the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A712b   26 November 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from J. Kaye to Fisher, concerning the following document.
Paper   1f.
A712c   26 November 1795
Note from Mr. Heseltine (King's Proctor) to Messrs. Winter and Kaye, informing them that Counsel wished to see Kaye, Fisher, Beete and anyone else who could give information on the Martinique business to enable proper affidavits to be made to stay proceedings which might otherwise have serious effects for the captors.
Paper   1f.
A713   27 November 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning papers expected from Martinique, the untrustworthiness of the prize agents in the West Indies and an affidavit Grey was to make.
Paper   2ff.
A714   28 November 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Heseltine's account and the way it might be settled, other financial matters relating to prize business, an affidavit he [Fisher] was to make, and Beete's affidavit.
Paper   2ff.
A715a   29 November 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the situation in the West Indies.
Paper   6ff.
A715b
Enclosed with the above document:
f.1r. "Articles charged by Captain Armstrong, for which no vouchers can be obtained".
f.1v. Abstract of accounts against the Quarter Master General's Department left unpaid by the late Major Irving, Deputy Quarter Master General.
f.2r. Note concerning items in the above account.
[This document relates to the accounts of Colonel Symes, the late Quarter Master General.]
Paper   2ff.
A716   1 December 1795
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning an affidavit Grey was to make and the Proctor's account.
Paper   2ff.
A717   2 December 1795
Letter from Charles, 2nd Earl Cornwallis, to Grey.
Concerning an application Grey had made to the Board [of Ordnance(?)].
Paper   1f.
A718   2 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning an application about prize money to the Ordnance Board and Mr. Kaye's information on the subject.
Paper   2ff.
A719   3 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning Lord Cornwallis and the ordnance prize money.
Paper   1f.
A720   3 December 1795
Letter from Charles, 2nd Earl Cornwallis, to Grey.
Concerning a payment due to Grey.
Paper   1f.
A721   3 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning Lord Cornwallis and the prize business and the beneficial results of [Charles(?)] Grey's action.
Paper   1f.
A722   5 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning Sir Francis Baring's answer about prize business and propositions that were to be submitted to him.
Paper   1f.
A723   5 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning new difficulties over prize business and the case of an American ship which had been condemned.
Paper   2ff.
A724   6 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning prize business.
Paper   1f.
A725   7 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning prize business.
Paper   1f.
A726   7 December 1795
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning Grey's invitation and his [Ford's] health.
Paper   1f.
A727   10 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning affidavits that Grey and he were to make.
Paper   2ff.
A728   12 December 1795
Letter from Brigadier-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning a landing by the enemy in Martinique and the French Commander Victor Hugues.
Paper   4ff.
A729   16 December 1795
Copy letter from Fisher to Mr. Colquhoun of Martinique.
Requesting him to obtain copies of documents relating to the condemnation of prize goods in Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A730   16 December 1795
Extract of letter from Grey to Brigadier-General Myers.
Requesting him to remit to England money he had received for the benefit of the captors of the French West Indian islands.
Paper   1f.
A731   23 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning money in the hands of Baillie and Cooke.
Paper   1f.
A732   24 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the inability of the Admiral or his secretary to furnish a list of the ships captured in the West Indies, efforts he would make to provide this information, the death of Sir H. Clinton, and speculation as to the successor of the vacant regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A733a   25 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Wishing him the compliments of the season and concerning the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A733b   24 December 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Fisher to J. Kaye.
Requesting particulars of the information required [about captured ships].
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A734   25 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Stephen's letter and a consultation with Cooke of the Navy Pay Office; and Grey's conduct.
Paper   2ff.
A735a   27 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Major-General David Dundas to the 7th Dragoons and Major-General Crosbie to the 22nd Foot, and requesting Grey to ask Sir William Fawcett that he [Fisher] might be given the command of the 89th Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A735b   27 December 1795
Enclosed with the above document:
Draft letter which Fisher proposes Grey should write to Fawcett, recommending Fisher for promotion as ADC to the King or to the 89th Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A736   28 December 1795
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a note from Cooke, a consultation at Mr. Piggott's, and the appointment of Major-General Gordon to the 89th Regiment.
Paper   1f.
1796 [Pt.1]
A737   4 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning correspondence he wished Grey to see.
Paper   2ff.
A738   5 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning financial matters connected with offices held by Grey's sons in the West Indies, Mr. Higgins' letter on the subject, and also concerning a house.
Paper   2ff.
A739   5 January 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a letter of attorney to be signed by Grey and Vice-Admiral Ford in connexion with the collection of the San Domingo prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A740   7 January 1796
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning powers of attorney he had executed in respect of prize business, a memorial submitted to the Attorney General, his opinion of Bath, and the bad news from Grenada.
Paper   1f.
A741   7 January 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the recommendation of Sergeant Nixon of the 20th Light Dragoons for a commission.
Paper   1f.
A742   10 January 1796
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning their health, the Duke of Portland's delay with regard to their memorial, the ordnance prize money, Mr. Kingston's questionable conduct, the tactics of the French and their National Assembly.
1⅔ff.
A743   11 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the expense that would be incurred in sending a person to the West Indies to obtain copies of documents, the great expense of the litigation over the American claims against the captors, and Mr. Heseltine's account.
Paper   1f.
A744a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of miscellaneous receipts and disbursements, March - December 1795.
Paper   2ff.
A744b   12 January 1796
Receipt of Harrison for £456. 15s. 9d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A744c
Note by Grey of the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A744d
Vouchers, etc. corresponding with the above account, including receipts for payments of interest on bonds.
9 pieces.
A745a   12 January 1796
Language:   French
Letter from Guignon to Grey.
Concerning the envy that Grey's successes had aroused and calumnies against himself.
Paper   2ff.
A745b
Language:   French
General account of receipts and expenses made by the Commission of vacant property in Martinique from its institution, 26 May 1794, to its suppression, 31 December 1795.
Certified by Guignon.
Paper   1f.
A746a   13 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure and the unfavourable situation of the prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A746b   13 January 1796
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the time allowed for claims against condemnation of prize property and the claims that were said to be coming forward in respect of property taken at St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A747   15 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning correspondence with the Board of Ordnance about Engineers' stores.
Paper   1f.
A748a   22 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the condemnation of ordnance and ordnance stores.
Paper   1f.
A748b   22 January 1796
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy letter from Fisher to Messrs. Winter and Kaye, instructing them to secure condemnation of the above mentioned prize goods.
Paper   1f.
A749a   23 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the condemnation of the engineers' stores as well as of the ordnance and ordnance stores.
Paper   2ff.
A749b   23 January 1796
Enclosed with the above document:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the condemnation of the engineers' stores and a letter from the Board of Ordnance.
Paper   2ff.
A750a   23 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize money from Christopher Cooke, a note from a Mr. Woodcock, the case of Mrs. Bontein's son, and Mrs. Gomm.
Paper   2ff.
A750b
Enclosed with the above document:
f.1r. Extract of letter dated 1 December 1795.
Concerning a sloop and boat delivered to Commodore Thompson at Martinique and provisions for the fleet there which were not accounted for.
Underneath:
Copy letter from Fisher to Christopher Cooke, 23 December 1795.
Requesting information about the above matter.
f.1v. Copy letter from Fisher to Cooke, 17 January 1796, repeating his requests for information concerning the above.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy letter from Christopher Cooke to Fisher, 18 January 1796, explaining the delay in the above business and the difficulties involved in the unco-operative attitude of officers to whom he had applied.
Paper   2ff.
A751   26 January 1796
Letter from Charles Long (Secretary to the Treasury) to Grey.
Concerning the claim of Stephen Kingston for payment for a cargo of timber delivered to St. Lucia in November 1793.
Paper   2ff.
A752   27 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the case of Mr. Kingston of Philadelphia who was seeking payment for timber supplied to the Chief Engineer at St. Lucia, the case of Major Armstrong's widow, and prize matters.
Paper   1f.
A753   28 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Kingston's account.
Paper   2ff.
A754a   29 January 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Charles (2nd Earl) Grey.
Concerning the idea of sending someone to Martinique to obtain documents on prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A754b   28 January 1796
Enclosed with the above document:
Copy note from Mr. Heseltine to Kaye, concerning proceedings in Doctors' Commons on the claim against the captors of the ship The Relief.
Paper   1f.
A755   29 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the question of the condemnation of the engineers' stores and Mr. Jones' share of prize money, and losses of clothing etc. by the 43rd Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A756   30 January 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Charles (2nd Earl) Grey.
Concerning the case of an American ship which was taken as a prize and which the King's Advocate recommended to be given up, and the advisability of sending someone to the West Indies to procure evidence.
Paper   2ff.
A757   30 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A758a   31 January 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A758b   31 January 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Baillie to Fisher.
Concerning an American ship taken off Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A758c   31 January 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from Joseph Beete to Fisher.
Concerning the above-mentioned American ship.
Paper   2ff.
A759   1 February 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brigadier-General Myers.
Concerning prize business and compensation in respect of General Bruce's furniture at Barbados.
Paper   1f.
A760   5 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mrs. Clarke and prize money, her son's debts, the ship for which the Americans were claiming immediate payment, and the law expenses of Mr. Heseltine and Messrs. Winter and Kaye.
1½ff.
A761   6 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mrs. Clarke, and the American schooner the value of which had to be restored.
Paper   2ff.
A762   6 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the possibility of an amicable settlement of prize business with Munro, the payment of prize money to the 6th Regiment of Foot, and money that Mr. Heseltine would require.
Paper   2ff.
A763a   8 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's indisposition, Munro's threat and Fisher's transactions with him, Thelluson's soliciting of Fisher's votes in the East India Company, and the purchase of a major's commission for William Grey.
Paper   1f.
A763b   6 February 1796
Copy letter from Fisher to Lieut.-Colonel Baillie.
Concerning Munro and prize business.
Paper   1f.
A764a   6 [10(?)] February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning claims against the captors for goods taken on shore, Munro's charges, and Kaye's plan to move for a general condemnation of property taken on shore.
Paper   1f.
A764b   10 February 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Lieut.-Colonel Baillie, concerning Munro's heavy charges in respect of the prize business.
Paper   1f.
A765a   12 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning claims in respect of property captured at Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A765b   10 February 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to J. Baillie.
Concerning papers relating to prizes taken on shore at Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A765c   11 [February 1796]
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Baillie to Fisher.
Concerning the sale of prizes taken at Martinique, and actions that were threatened against him for the recovery of goods captured there and at Grenada.
Paper   2ff.
A766a   12 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business.
Paper   1f.
A766b   12 February 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Lieut.-Colonel Baillie.
Concerning the impossibility of complying with Monro's terms.
Paper   1f.
A767   12 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning two more claims against the captors of prize goods and his view of the position regarding all claims on the French inhabitants' goods captured on Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A768   15 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the claim of Mr. Jones (Commissary of Accounts) to share prize money as a Field Officer. Mr. Pye's claim, and Lieut. Gorge's prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A769a   16 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the partial success of the claim of Kingston, the timber merchant, and also concerning the Ordnance Office and the payment of the sum due in respect of engineers' stores.
Paper   1f.
A769b   15 February 1796
Attached:
Letter from Stephen Kingston to Grey.
Requesting Grey to use his influence to obtain a more just settlement of his claim.
Paper   1f.
A770   17 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the claim of the distressed widow of Mr. Adams to prize money.
Paper   1f.
A771   18 February 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Mr. Beete designed to obtain from the Admiralty Court further time to procure prize papers from Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A772a   1 March 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the career and character of Lieut. Haverkarn late of Carolina Black Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A772b   28 February 1796
Note from Henry Dundas (1st Viscount Melville) to Grey, requesting his opinion on Haverkarn's memorial.
Paper   1f.
A773   7 March 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning clothing for the Light Cavalry in the West Indies and also concerning an absent officer.
Paper   1f.
A774   12 March 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's pay and allowances as Commander in Chief in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A775   17 March 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a bargain he suggested should be made with the claimants of the Lucy, and a military disaster at St. Vincent.
Paper   1f.
A776   21 March 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Leyland and the accountrements lost by his Regiment (the 64th) in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A777   21 March 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the papers of which Mr. Beete had to procure copies, and the arrest of Munro.
Paper   2ff.
A778   24 March 1796
Letter from Major General Myers to Grey.
Concerning military operations in the West Indies and legal and financial matters.
Paper   4ff.
A779a   24 March 1796
Letter from Major General Myers to Grey.
Concerning the inefficiency of the government of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A779b   24 March 1796
Letter from J. Bontein to Myers, concerning the impossibility of obtaining copies of Admiralty papers on prizes taken in Martinique.
Paper   1f.
A780   26 March 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the lost accountrements of General Leyland's Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A781   28 March 1796
Letter from Major General Myers to Grey.
Concerning delay in sending admiralty papers relating to prize matters, a presentation of plate to Grey voted by the Supreme Council of Martinique, and legal, financial, and military matters in the West Indies.
Paper   4ff.
A782   1 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a statement he was preparing for the press on prize business, a sketch written to Major-General Francis Dundas on the subject, and Munro's answer to the bill filed against him.
Paper   1f.
A783   4 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the case of Ensign Smart who was to be court-martialled, and Colonel Magan's letter and memorial.
Paper   1f.
A784   4 April 1796
Certificate concerning the military service of Lieut.-Colonel Magan in the West Indies, etc.
Paper   1f.
A785   6 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his attendance of the levée and the claim of Mr. Phipps and his deputy, Mr. Graeme, to prize money.
Paper   1f.
A786a   9 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize money due from the Ordnance Office, Mr. Cooke and charity money (for the relief of widows and families of deceased servicemen), and criticizing Grey's suggested application of part of the said charity.
Paper   2ff.
A786b   8 April 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Christopher Cooke.
Concerning the above-mentioned charity and the payment of £40 from it, and another financial matter.
Paper   1f.
A787   10 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter to the Board of Ordnance.
Paper   1f.
A788a   10 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the division of the charity money between the army and navy so that it could be applied to proper objects of charity in respect of each service.
Paper   2ff.
A788b   11 April 1796
Draft letter which Fisher proposes Grey should write to Christopher Cooke on the subject.
Paper   1f.
A789   13 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the division of the charity money and its application to proper objects.
Paper   2ff.
A790   15 April 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the unending business connected with Grey's command, General Leyland and the lost accoutrements, and the court martial of Ensign Smart.
Paper   1f.
A791   [28 April 1796]
Copy order of the House of Commons that copies or extracts of various letters from Grey and Jervis should be laid before the House.
Paper   2ff.
A792a   1 May 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the letter books kept by Fisher as Grey's secretary in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A792b   1 May 1796
Enclosed:
List of such letters, etc. as it might be advisable to read besides those called for by Mr. Dundas.
Paper   2ff.
A792c   1 May 1796
Notes concerning the letters which were to be laid before the House of Commons: details of where copies of some of them would be found and remarks about others.
Paper   2ff.
A793   2 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the delay in securing authority for the distribution of prize money, and criticism of the Duke of Portland.
Paper   2ff.
A794   10 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Concerning papers relative to Mallespine which were to be laid before Sir William Scott, and the time that he [Kaye] would be able to meet Grey.
Paper   1f.
A795   11 May 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Secretary at War [William Windham].
Recommending the widow of the late Major Grant for relief.
Paper   2ff.
A796a   12 May 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the proposals for the augmentation of the 20th Light Dragoons, Lieut.-Colonel Incledon's position, and the San Domingo prize agency.
Paper   1f.
A796b   12 May 1796
Copy letter to be sent by Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the augmenting of the 20th Regiment of Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A796c   12 May 1796
Proposals for augmenting the said Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A797a   12 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Concerning a copy of the King's grant of the Port au Prince prize money and a draft letter, both of which were to be sent to Major General (Sir) Adam Williamson.
Paper   1f.
A797b   12 May 1796
Draft letter from Grey and Vice Admiral J. Ford to write to Sir Adam Williamson.
Requesting him to elucidate his claim to share in the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A798   13 May 1796
Letter from Major-General Sir Adam Williamson to Grey and Vice-Admiral Ford.
Stating his claim to share in the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A799   13 May 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter to the Secretary at War about the pension of Lieut.-Colonel Irving's widow.
Paper   1f.
A800   13 May 1796
Letter from Maria Maddock (for her uncle Vice-Admiral Ford) to Grey.
Expressing Ford's approval of Grey's "cautious manner" concerning the Port au Prince business, and concerning Grey's illness and his own.
Paper   1f.
A801   [14th(?)] May 1796
Letter from Vice-Admiral John Ford to Grey.
Concerning General Williamson's answer to their letter and the action to be taken by Grey.
Paper   1f.
A802a   14 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Major-General Sir Adam Williamson's claim to share in the Port au Prince prize money, its need for elucidation, and a possible means of deciding it.
Paper   2ff.
A802b   14 May 1796
Draft letter for Grey and Vice-Admiral Ford to write to Major-General Sir Adam Williamson.
Asking him in what rank or class he claims to share in the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A803   14 May 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter book containing correspondence with the governors of West Indian islands.
Paper   1f.
A804   15 May 1796
Letter from Major-General Sir Adam Williamson to Grey.
Concerning the rank in which he was claiming the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A805   16 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Sir Adam Williamson's claim to prize money and the question whether the French corps should share in the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A806
Minutes [by Grey] on a case about the San Domingo prize money.
Concerning the command of the forces in San Domingo and the sharing of prize money between Major General Sir Adam Williamson and Brigadier-General Whyte.
Paper   2ff.
A807   23 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Sir Adam Williamson and the distribution of prize money, Sir Francis Baring's detaining of prize money, the claim of Lieut.-Colonel Clapham, the hearing of the Martinique claims, and Mr. Grey and the Northumberland election.
Paper   2ff.
A808   23 May 1796
Letter from Henry Dundas [to Grey].
Concerning the Duke of Portland and the San Domingo prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A809   23 May 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter and proposals about the 20th Regiment.
[See Nos. 796b-c.]
Paper   2ff.
A810   26 May 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the day they were to go to the Ordnance Office.
Paper   1f.
A811   28 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Promising to obtain an opinion on the subject of Grey's letter [Colonel Clapham's claim].
Paper   1f.
A812   31 May 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Captain Stewart's request and unclaimed shares of prize money due to the land forces and the advisability of leaving such matters to the prize agents.
Paper   2ff.
A813   7 June 1796
Copy letter from Fisher to Sir Adam Williamson.
Concerning Grey's orders to Brigadier General Whyte with reference to San Domingo.
Paper   1f.
A814   7 June 1796
Letter from Major-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning military operations in St. Lucia against the French, and legal and financial matters.
Paper   4ff.
A815   8 June 1796
Letter from Major-General Myers [to Grey].
Concerning payment for the plate presented to Grey by the inhabitants of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A816a   9 June 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Charles Lennox to Grey.
Supporting the claim for losses made in the enclosed documents.
Paper   2ff.
A816b   9 June 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Captains Hay and Robertson, Lieut. Westerman and Surgeon Bishopp to Lennox, concerning a certificate of their losses at Fort Matilda, Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A816c   9 June 1796
Enclosed:
Copy certificate of the above persons as to the loss of their baggage, camp equipage etc. as a result of the evacuation of Fort Matilda on 10 December 1794.
Paper   1f.
A817   24 June 1796
Letter from Major General Myers to Grey.
Giving news from various West Indian islands.
Paper   4ff.
A818   29 June 1796
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey].
Requesting papers concerning the San Domingo prize money.
Paper   1f.
A818*   2 July 1796
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning payment of money to the Ordnance to enable them to pay the sum due for stores captured in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A819   [1796]
“A letter from the Corsican Republicans, refugees in France, to their Fellow Patriots in Corsica. Dated from the Army in Italy the 16th of July in the fourth year of the Republic one and indivisible”.
Encouraging them to expel the English troops and join France. (English.)
Paper   4ff.
A820   22 July 1796
Letter from Major-General Myers [to Grey].
Concerning the military situation in the West Indies, Grey's plate, and his (Myers') hopes of returning to England.
Paper   2ff.
A821   22 July 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stocks, and the sale of stock to pay what was due for the American schooner and cargo, and other financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
A822   31 July 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the claim of certain officers for losses sustained by the evacuation of Fort Matilda, and the rejection of a proposal to dismount the 20th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A823   3 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning instructions sent to Lieut.-Colonel Meyrick, Grey's being placed on the staff, his own desire for promotion, and suggesting what Grey might be able to procure for him.
Paper   2ff.
A824   3 August 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Grey's appointment to command the Southern district of England.
Paper   2ff.
A825   4 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Quoting note from R. Brown of the War Office to Fisher, 3 August 1796, informing him that Grey was appointed to the command of the Southern District; and concerning particulars of Grey's new command, and the death of Sir Robert Pigot.
Paper   2ff.
A826   4 August 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning a scheme to deprive of the resources of the country the enemy landing on the coast of Sussex and Kent.
Paper   2ff.
A827   5 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Giving a list of the staff in the Southern District, suggesting that Grey's son, William, and Captain Visscher should be two of Grey's aides de camp, concerning various situations to which he himself might be promoted, and his attempt to get prize money from the Ordnance Board.
Paper   2ff.
A828   6 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning changes in staff appointments and in the districts assigned to certain officers, and suggesting that Grey might form a battalion of which he could give Fisher the command with the rank of Brigadier.
Paper   2ff.
A829   9 August 1796
Warrant addressed to Grey authorizing the holding of General Court Martials.
Signed: Portland and George III.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A830   9 August 1796
Letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning his appointment as General with three aides de camp.
Paper   2ff.
A831   9 August 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that he could have leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A832   9 August 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Giving him permission to remain longer in the North and concerning the promotion of Fisher.
Paper   2ff.
A833   10 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning furniture for Grey, the Duke of York's decision about appointing Fisher a brigadier, suggesting various appointments he might hold under Grey, and concerning his visit to the Ordnance Board.
Paper   2ff.
A834   11 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning accommodation and other arrangements for Grey when he took up command of the Southern District, the San Domingo prize money, and the question of placing Fisher on Grey's staff and giving him command of an efficient corps.
Paper   2ff.
A835a   11 August 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A835b   10 August 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Matthew Lewis to Brownrigg, concerning the indemnification of officers in respect of their losses at Fort Matilda.
Paper   2ff.
A836
Extract of letter from the Board of Ordnance to Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Brady, 13 August 1796.
[The extract seems to have been addressed to Major Keightley.]
Concerning the quantity of ammunition allowed to each soldier.
Paper   2ff.
A837   13 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the return of Grey's son William from the West Indies, and a set-back in Charles Kerr's affair.
Paper   2ff.
A838   17 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's house in Hertford Street and one that might be suitable for him in Berkeley Street, the appointment for which Grey had recommended Fisher, transactions with the Board of Ordnance over prize business and the possibility of Fisher's gaining the rank of colonel by raising a regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A839   18 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his attempts to procure a correct list of general officers on the staff etc. in Grey's district, Grey's decision to bring all his family with him to London and Brighton, his gratitude to Grey for his efforts to assist him, and the threat of a French invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A840   20 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his promotion, details of the amenities etc. at Brighton and of accommodation there and in the neighbourhood, Captain (or Major) Hare, a rumour of an intended French invasion, and allowances due to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A841   22 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning money due to Grey, Grey's former cook, the payment of the demand of the proprietors of the American Schooner Relief, Fisher's doubts about the appointment of Brigade Major General and his opinion that Brownrigg prevents his promotion, Lieut.-Colonel Hart and Lieut.-Colonel Taylor, his intended visit to Brighton and the threatened French invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A842   22 August 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning his application for appointment of Major Ponsonby as an aide-de-camp.
Paper   1f.
A843   23 August 1796
Letter from Charles Long to Grey.
Requesting information for the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury concerning the charge of M. Guignon for cattle and sheep supplied to the forces in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A844   23 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's forage money, the private soldiers' shares of the ordnance money, the censure of some generals for making false claims for forage money and inviting Grey and his family to dinner.
Paper   2ff.
A845   24 August 1796
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the return of Commissary Jaffray from the West Indies and the money due from him, Captain Whitworth's desire to serve under Grey, Grey's application to the Duke of York in favour of Brigadier Mascot and accommodation available in and near Brighton.
Paper   2ff.
A846   26 August 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York would recommend Lieut.-Colonel Taylor as Assistant Quarter Master General to Grey's command.
Paper   2ff.
A847
English translation of note from General Andre Mouret to the Commander in Chief of the English fleet in the Mediterranean, 19th Fructidor in the 4th year of the Republic [5 September 1796].
Warning him that he would not receive any flag of truce in the future.
Paper   1f.
1796 [Pt.2]
A848   10 September 1796
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning short pay commissions.
Paper   2ff.
A849   12 September 1796
Letter from Lieut. Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Informing him that he would visit him in a few days.
Paper   1f.
A850a   12 September 1796
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Promising to report on the defence of the Southern district, and requesting permission to take Captain William Gore and William Grey as two of his aides de camp.
Paper   1f.
A850b
Fair copy of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A851   13 September 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Charles Long.
Concerning M. Guignon and the charge for the fresh meat supplied to the forces in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A852   14 September 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York approved the appointment of the Hon. Captain William Gore and Captain William Grey as Grey's aides-de-camp.
Paper   2ff.
A853   14 September 1796
Letter from R.H. Crew (Secretary at the Ordnance Office) to Grey.
Concerning the accounts of the late Thomas Rudyerd as Paymaster of Artillery on the expedition to the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A854   14 September 1796
Letter from General Morrison to Grey.
Apologising for a mistake in a return.
Paper   2ff.
A855   16 September 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
General orders to all generals and other officers on the staff.
Paper   1f.
A856   18 September 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Reporting his arrival to take command of the Southern District and concerning the condition of the troops and the need for more horses for the artillery.
Paper   1f.
A857a   19 September 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning exemption of M.Ps. from the General Orders of 16 September.
Paper   2ff.
A857b
Copy of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
A858   21 September 1796
Circular letter from William Windham [Secretary at War] to Grey.
Concerning a revised scheme for the appointment and payment of veterinary surgeons for the cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A859a   22 September 1796
Circular letter from William Windham to the colonels or officers commanding regiments.
Covering letter to the enclosures.
2ff. (1f. blank.)
A859b-c   22 September 1796
Enclosed:
Proclamation for pardoning deserters (from the army).
2 copies. Each 1f.
A860   25 September 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning officers who were also M.Ps., and requesting a warrant to hold general court martials.
Paper   2ff.
A861a   26 September 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A861b   12 September 1796
Copy letter from Lieut. Thomas Willis to Evan Nepean.
Making a suggestion about the positioning of forces near Chichester in case of an invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A862   26 September 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the charges against the surgeon of the 1st Dragoon Guards, and leave of absence for officers who were M.Ps.
Paper   2ff.
A863   29 September 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's satisfaction at the report Grey had made on the corps he had inspected in his district, and concerning court martial.
Paper   2ff.
A864   29 September 1796
Copy letter from William Raymond (Brigade Major General) to Major General Egerton (or Commanding Officer at Chelmsford).
Stating that Lord Cornwallis was authorised to grant leave of absence to officers.
Paper   1f.
A865   29 September 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning officers of the West Middlesex Militia who had signed a letter (published in the press) dissenting from the findings of a court martial.
Paper   2ff.
A866a   29 September 1796
Note from Messrs. Meyrick to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A866b   20 September 1796
Printed booklet: Regulations and Instructions for carrying on the Recruiting Service.
35pp. plus 3 forms.
A867   30 September 1796
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning bread supply to troops.
Paper   2ff.
A868a   30 September 1796
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning compensation to Colonels of Regiments for the loss they would sustain by the abolition of regimental chaplaincies.
Paper   2ff.
A868b   30 September 1796
Enclosed:
Copy circular from Windham to army chaplains.
Informing them of new regulations concerning their position.
Paper   2ff.
A868c   23 September 1796
Enclosed:
Printed copy of His Majesty's warrant for abolishing regimental chaplaincies and making more effectual provision for the performance of religious duties throughout the army.
Paper   2ff.
A869   1 October 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the warrant to empower Grey to hold courts martial and the procedure that might have to be followed in connexion with the court martial of members of the West Middlesex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A870   1 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting him to provide a guard to conduct French prisoners to Deal.
Paper   1f.
A871a   1 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A871b   29 September 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from John Lord Downe to Brownrigg.
Requesting that his regiment should remain for the winter in Dover Castle.
Paper   2ff.
A872   1 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning resignations of officers.
Paper   1f.
A873a   2 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A873b   19 September 1796
Enclosed:
Petition of Captain Francis Gallini of the West Middlesex Militia to the Duke of York that the charge on which he had been arrested (that he challenged a superior officer to a duel) might be brought to an immediate hearing. [A copy of the charge, dated 12 September 1796, is included in the petition.]
Paper   2ff.
A874   3 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York approved of his rejection of the resignations of certain militia officers.
Paper   2ff.
A875   4 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the affair of Captain Gallini of the West Middlesex Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A876   4 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Recommending that Lord Downe's request about winter quarters be refused.
Paper   1f.
A877   5 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Informing him that the officers of the West Middlesex Militia had acknowledged their error.
Paper   1f.
A878   5 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning Captain Gallini.
Paper   1f.
A879   5 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of his recommendation of Captain Keightly(?) as Brigade Major.
Paper   1f.
A880   5 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the winter quarters of the West York Regiment under Lord Downe's command.
Paper   2ff.
A881   5 October 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Grey's power to grant leave of absence to militia officers in his district.
Paper   2ff.
A882a   7 October 1796
Letter from Harry Calvert (Acting Deputy Quarter Master General) to Grey.
Concerning accommodation of troops destined for the new barracks.
Paper   2ff.
A882b   6 October 1796
Copy letter from Major General Oliver De Lancey to the Duke of York.
Concerning furnishings for new barracks.
Paper   2ff.
A883a   7 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis [Secretary of W. Windham] to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
883b   6 October 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from Edward Carleton [J.P. for Sussex] to the Secretary at War.
Concerning the quartering of militia at Arundel.
Paper   2ff.
A884   8 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him that the Oxford Fencible Cavalry had been ordered to proceed to Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A885   8 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the marching of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards through Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A886a   8 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the concession by the officers of the West Middlesex Militia; and Captain Morrison.
Paper   2ff.
A886b   5 October 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from Captain Archibald Morrison to Brownrigg, concerning the following letter.
Paper   2ff.
A886c   5 October 1796
Enclosed:
Letter from Morrison to the Duke of York.
Complaining of the publication of a letter (written by some militia officers) in the press, and requesting the Duke's protection.
Paper   2ff.
A887   9 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to William Windham.
Concerning the Oxford Fencible Cavalry and the march of the Royal Horse Guards.
Paper   1f.
A888   9 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning barracks, the break up of various camps, and replying to Brownrigg's letter of 8 October 1796.
Paper   1f.
A889   12 October 1796
Circular letter from William Windham [to Grey].
Concerning the selection of invalids fit enough for garrison duty.
Paper   2ff.
A890   13 October 1796
Letter from G. Morrison [Quarter Master General] to Grey.
Informing him that the 70th and 85th Regiments of Foot had been ordered to Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A891   13 October 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the court martial of Captain Gallini, and the case of Captain Wood and Colonel Bailey.
Paper   2ff.
A892   13 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the militia officers who had given up the idea of resignation, and the discretionary power which had been given to him to grant leave of absence to officers.
Paper   1f.
A893   14 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the decision of the militia officers not to resign and the prospect of healing dissensions in the [West] Middlesex Regiment [of Militia].
Paper   1f.
A894   14 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the court martial of Captain Gallini, the dispute between Bailey and Wood, and the artillery at Brighton.
Paper   2ff.
A895
Return of officers and men (including militia regiments), artillery, waggons and ammunition in the County of Sussex, 12-14 October 1796.
Paper   2ff.
A896   15 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him that detachments of the 81st Regiment were to proceed to the Southern District when they returned from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A897   15 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Colonel Cotterell.
Concerning leave of absence for Captain Whitney.
Paper   1f.
A898   16 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Secretary at War [William Windham].
Concerning quarters for 81st Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A899   17 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the strength of the 81st Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A900   17 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Reporting the Duke of York's satisfaction at hearing there was a prospect of ending the differences in the West Middlesex Regiment of Militia.
Paper   1f.
A901   17 October 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Declaring that he hoped to complete his principal business at Woolwich Warren soon, after which he would come to Brighton.
Paper   1f.
A902   18 October 1796
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning prize money to be received from the Ordnance Board.
Paper   2ff.
A903   19 October 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the marching orders of the Lanark and Dumbarton Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A904   20 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Secretary at War [William Windham].
Concerning the officer he had appointed to take charge of the invalids.
Paper   1f.
A905   20 October 1796
Draft letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the charges of Captain Morrison against Captain Gallini, the dispute between Colonel Bailey and Major Wood, the question of resignation of commands and of absence without leave in militia regiments, accommodation difficulties at Ashford, and his (Grey's) survey of the district under his command.
Paper   2ff.
A906   21 October 1796
Draft letter from Grey to Major General De Lancey.
Concerning the use of artillery horses for transport purposes, and the barracks at Ashford.
Paper   1f.
A907   21 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Major General De Lancey.
Concerning accommodation for the guard at Brighton.
Paper   1f.
A908   22 October 1796
Letter from Major-General Oliver De Lancey to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter of 21 October. [Cf. Nos. 906, 907.]
Paper   2ff.
A909   22 October 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Informing him that he would put Grey's application about the Gunner's House at Folkestone Battery before Lord Cornwallis.
Paper   1f.
A910   23 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the dispute between Colonel Bailey and Major Wood, and the defence of the Southern district, and requesting promotion for Captain William Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A911   25 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Major-General Oliver De Lancey.
Concerning fencing for the barracks at Ashford.
Paper   1f.
A912   26 October 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the driving inland of cattle on the coast of the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A913   26 October 1796
Draft letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning a question about clothing for troops, the appointment of his son H. G. Grey to the 17th Light Dragoons, and the need for an additional Brigade Major in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A914   27 October 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the recommendation of Grey's son as Lieut.-Colonel of 17th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A915   27 October 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Richard Taylor (Deputy Barrack Master General) to Grey.
Concerning fencing for the barracks at Ashford.
Paper   2ff.
A916   28 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
On the driving of cattle from the coast.
Paper   2ff.
A917   28 October 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning the Gunner's House at Folkstone, the use of part of Sandgate Castle for an officers' guard, and the gun wharf at Portsmouth.
Paper   2ff.
A918   28 October 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning an assembly of cavalry at Tunbridge Wells for instruction in sword exercise.
Paper   2ff.
A919   29 October 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the dispute between Wood and Bailey, Lord Cornwallis' orders, defence measures, and the clothing of a party of Grey's Regiment at Maidstone.
Paper   2ff.
A920   30 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the disputes in the West Middlesex Regiment, and restrictions on leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A921   30 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning his plan for depriving an invader of provisions.
Paper   1f.
A922   30 October 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the very bad state of the Denbigh Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A923   31 October 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Denbighshire Militia and leave of absence for Captain Best.
Paper   2ff.
A924   1 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Forwarding intelligence.
Paper   2ff.
A925   2 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning a proposal to raise two companies at Seaford.
Paper   2ff.
A926   5 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Making observations on the defence of the coast of the Southern District.
Paper   4ff.
A927   6 November 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Brady to Grey.
Concerning sites near Lewes for the parking of artillery during the winter.
Paper   2ff.
A928   7 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the formation of flank battalions.
Paper   2ff.
A929   8 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Making a detailed reply to the Duke of York's letter of 5 November 1796.
Paper   4ff.
A930   11 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Approving of the Horse Artillery being brought to Brighton.
Paper   2ff.
A931   12 November 1796
Letter from [Sir] Harry Calvert (deputy Adjutant-General) to Grey.
Requesting a return of the general officers serving in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A932   13 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Lord Cornwallis.
Congratulating him on Lord Broom's recovery, and concerning the misunderstanding between Major General Grenfield and Major Cuppage, of the Royal Artillery, and the changes in staff that would have to be made because of it.
Paper   2ff.
A933   14 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the driving of cattle from the coast; flank battalions, and Volunteer and Yeomanry Corps.
Paper   2ff.
A934   15 November 1796
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning arrangements relating to prize money from the ordnance stores captured at Port au Prince.
Paper   2ff.
A935a   16 November 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A935b   12 November 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from [Sir] Evan Nepean to Brownrigg, concerning the following document.
Paper   2ff.
A935c
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Admiral Peyton to Nepean, 11 November 1796, concerning arrangements to inform Grey and Grenfield of the approach of enemy troop ships.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A936a   17 November 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Best's leave and directions about leave of absence of militia officers.
Paper   2ff.
A936b   13 November 1796
Attached:
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Clutton to Grey, concerning Captain Best's leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A937   17 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to William Cumine.
Concerning Maddocks (Vice-Admiral Ford's Executor) and the Port au Prince prize money, with copy letter from Grey to Bogle and Cumine giving them directions about that money.
Paper   1f.
A938   17 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the case of Colonel Bailey of the West Middlesex Militia.
Paper   1f.
A939   18 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the court martial of Colonel Bailey.
Paper   2ff.
A940   18 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning returns of Volunteer and Yeomanry Corps, the disembarkation of the French at Dunkirk, and Colonel Bailey.
Paper   2ff.
A941   19 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning Colonel Bailey, and a meeting at which the driving of cattle from the coast was considered.
Paper   1f.
A942   19 November 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Horsham Barracks as a proper situation for two flank battalions.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A943   20 November 1796
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning discontent that would arise on account of the delay in the distribution of the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A944   20 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter of 18 November [ No. 940 ].
Paper   1f.
A945   21 November 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Giving him the Duke of York's orders for the formation of two battalions of Grenadiers and two battalions of Light Infantry from the regiments in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A946   21 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the formation of flank companies into battalions, and recommending Colonel Fisher and another for promotion.
Paper   2ff.
A947a   22 November 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the enclosures.
Paper   1f.
A947b   16 November 1796
Enclosed:
Copy letter from the Duke of Portland to the Duke of York.
Concerning corps of Yeomanry Cavalry and Volunteer Infantry.
Paper   2ff.
A947c   16 November 1796
Enclosed:
Copy circular letter from Portland to Lords Lieutenant, concerning monthly reports from the officers commanding the above corps.
Paper   2ff.
A948   23 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Expressing his gratification at the Duke of York's good opinion of him, the court martial of Colonel Bailey, and Grey's arrangement to meet Lord Cornwallis.
Paper   1f.
A949   23 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Promising to write to the Duke of York about Horsham Barracks.
Paper   1f.
A950   25 November 1796
Letter from Matthew Lewis (Secretary of William Windham) to Grey.
Concerning orders to a party of 3rd Dragoon Guards detailed for instructions in the sword exercise.
Paper   1f.
A951   29 November 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a petition from Alexander Adams, a soldier in the Lanarkshire Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A952   30 November 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Suggesting the construction of barracks at strategic points and concerning flank battalions.
Paper   2ff.
A953   30 November 1796
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A954   1 December 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major Hadden's being allowed to leave Canterbury for London in consequence of his being appointed Secretary to Major General Stuart.
Paper   1f.
A955   2 December 1796
Note from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Requesting a copy of his letter to Grey of 21 November.
Paper   2ff.
A956   3 December 1796
Letter from Major General Oliver De Lancey to Grey.
Stating that the completion of the barracks at Lewes was to be expedited and that supplies were ordered for the Worcester Regiment at Hastings and for Horsham Barracks.
Paper   2ff.
A957   3 December 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an ensigncy for George Burrell, and the Duke of York's approval of Grey's proposals about the stationing of troops at certain places in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A958   4 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning flank companies, turnpikes, and postage.
Paper   2ff.
A959   8 December 1796
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the allocation of officers for the training of supplementary militia.
Paper   2ff.
A960   8 December 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning the construction of new barracks in the Southern District, the defences along the coast, and General Grinfield.
Paper   2ff.
A961a   8 December 1796
Draft letter from Grey to William Cumine.
Concerning the distribution of the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A961b   8 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Cumine.
Concerning the distribution of the above-mentioned prize money.
[Differs from the preceding draft letter.]
Paper   1f.
A962   11 December 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of barracks by medical officers and the necessity of cleanliness in them.
Paper   2ff.
A963   11 December 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning Major-General Grinfield and the Artillery Department, the inspection of artillery, and Grinfield and Major Cuppage.
Paper   2ff.
A964   12 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Major Oliver De Lancey.
Concerning barracks to be constructed at Silver Hill, Battle and Bexhill and the extreme neglect of the men of the East Suffolk Regiment in the barracks at Ashford.
Paper   1f.
A965   12 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning flank corps.
Paper   2ff.
A966a   12-13 December 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Major Granby Clay; and flank corps.
Paper   2ff.
A966b
Enclosed:
Copy case with opinion of J. Scott and J. Mitford [the Attorney General and the Solicitor General] on the right of officers to exemption from paying tolls. n.d.
Paper   2ff.
A967   13 December 1796
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning provision of officers to train supplementary militia and the suspension of the plan to form the flank companies of the regiments in Grey's district into battalions.
Paper   2ff.
A968   14 December 1796
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of the Revd. John Gamble as Chaplain General to the Forces.
Paper   2ff.
A969   14 December 1796
Language:   French
Letter from De Curt to Grey.
Concerning the money for the plate presented to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A970   15 December 1796
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence to Lieut.-General St. John.
Paper   1f.
A971   15 December 1796
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A972   17 December 1796
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Lennox's claim to prize money, the hearing of the Martinique claims, and negotiations for peace.
Paper   2ff.
A973   18 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning a duel between Colonel Bailey and Major Wood.
Paper   1f.
A974   19 December 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the formation of a reserve force in the Southern District and the augmentation of the strength of the invalids.
Paper   2ff.
A975   21 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the formation of a reserve in his district and the need for hospitals.
Paper   2ff.
A976   22 December 1796
Letter from R. H. Crew [Secretary at the Ordnance Office] to Grey.
Concerning the bad condition of the ordnance horses attached to the park of artillery in the Sussex district.
Paper   1f.
A977   23 December 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Brigade Majors Clay and Keightley.
Paper   2ff.
A978   24 December 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning "works" at Dover, the batteries near Dover Castle and the Isle of Thanet, and a plan of the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A979   25 December 1796
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the formation of a reserve in the Southern District, and the building of hospitals.
Paper   2ff.
A980   26 December 1796
Circular letter from Matthew Lewis [Secretary to William Windham] to Grey.
Concerning the medical inspection of temporary barracks in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A981   27 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the formation of a reserve in his district.
Paper   2ff.
A982   27 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the reserve and flank battalions.
Paper   1f.
A983   29 December 1796
Copy of letter from Grey to William Cumine.
Concerning the claim of Colonel Lennox and his corps to share in the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A984   29 December 1796
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Brady to Grey.
Stating that he would attend to Grey's orders concerning James Barber and others.
Paper   1f.
A985   29 December 1796
Copy letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning Brigade Major Clay and Captain Keightley.
Paper   1f.
A986   30 December 1796
Copy letter from Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Brady to Major-General Drummond.
Concerning two deserters (Phillott and Neal) and James Barber who was accused of stealing from army stores.
Paper   1f.
1797 [Pt.1]
A987   1 January 1797
Copy letter from Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Brady to R. H. Crew.
Concerning the state of the ordnance horses attached to the park of artillery in the Sussex district.
Paper   2ff.
A988   2 January 1797
Letter from Captain Edward Barron (Assistant Barrack Master General) to Grey.
Reporting the completion of barracks near Lewes.
Paper   2ff.
A989   2 January 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Lennox's claim.
Paper   2ff.
A990   4 January 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Hone's pay, the question of a reserve being formed and flank battalions, the promotion of Grey's son William, the recalling of officers who had leave of absence to attend Parliament, and the admission of John Barnaby into Chelsea Hospital.
Paper   2ff.
A991   5 January 1797
Draft letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the formation of a reserve, the failure of the French expedition against Ireland, and recommending Captain John Wood as Brigade Major.
Paper   2ff.
A992   6 January 1797
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the French expedition against Ireland and England.
Paper   2ff.
A993   7 January 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Lennox's claim, and General Williamson and the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A994   8 January 1797 [endorsed 7 January]
Draft letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Replying to Fawcett's letter of 4 January [ No. 990 ].
Paper   1f.
A995   9 January 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the defence of the south coast against invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A996   10 January 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Warning Grey about distributing prize money before Colonel Lennox's claim had been decided.
Paper   2ff.
A997   11 January 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning a report to the Board of Ordnance and plans he was making of Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A998   13 January 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Lennox's claim, advising that Grey and Jervis could receive their shares of the prize money immediately, and concerning the delay of Government in paying demands.
Paper   2ff.
A999   14 January 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Cumine.
Concerning the payment of his own share of the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1000   18 January 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter of 14 January 1797.
Paper   2ff.
A1001a
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of a receipt and miscellaneous disbursements, January - December 1796.
Paper   2ff.
A1001b   21 January 1797
Receipt of Joseph Harrison for £459. 2s. 10½d. from Grey, the balance of the above account.
Paper   1f.
A1001c
Vouchers corresponding with the above account, including receipts for payments of interest on bonds.
12 pieces.
A1002   22 January 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a bill of exchange which Grey had returned to him.
Paper   2ff.
A1003   25 January 1797
Draft letter from Grey to Sir William Fawcett.
Concerning the case of Captains Smith and Foulkes of the Denbigh Regiment of Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1004   29 January 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning the defences of the Southern and Eastern Districts.
Paper   2ff.
A1005   29 January 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss.
Concerning the defences of the Southern and Eastern Districts, Lord Cornwallis' return to India, and the French plans against England.
Paper   2ff.
A1006   3 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting, on behalf of the Duke of York, a copy of the letter which the officers of the West Middlesex Militia signed apologising for their advertisement concerning the court martial of Ensign Moises.
Paper   2ff.
A1007   3 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Captain Vischer as Grey's Aide-de-Camp, and the granting of an ensigncy to George Burrell.
Paper   1f.
A1008a   3 February 1797
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Requesting information about performance of religious duties at each of the barracks in his district.
Paper   2ff.
A1008b   3 February 1797
Enclosed:
Circular letter from J. Gamble (the Chaplain General).
Concerning payment to parish clergy for additional duties occasioned by the attendance of soldiers at their churches.
Paper   2ff.
A1009   5 February 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning coastal batteries.
Paper   2ff.
A1010   5 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Covering letter to copy of the apology of the officers of the West Middlesex Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1011   5 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Requesting him to express his thanks to the Duke of York for appointing Burrell to an Ensigncy and for approving of Captain Vischer as one of his Aides-de-Camp.
Paper   1f.
A1012   6 February 1797
Letter from Major-General Oliver De Lancey to Grey.
Concerning the barracks at Ashford.
Paper   2ff.
A1013   7 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning defence tactics in case of invasion, and the need for hospitals for the troops.
Paper   2ff.
A1014a   8 February 1797
Letter from the Quarter Master General (D. Dundas) to Grey.
Covering note to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1014b
Enclosed:
Particulars of "Magazines of biscuit for the Southern District".
Paper   2ff.
A1015a   10 February 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss and Major William Cuppage to Grey.
Requesting him to order that Archcliff Fort and Amherst's Battery should be put into the state of defence proposed in the enclosure.
A1015b   3 February 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from R. H. Crew [Secretary at the Ordnance Office] to Lieut.-Colonel Twiss and Major Cuppage.
Concerning the positioning of guns and magazines in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1016   11 February 1797
Copy letter R. H. Crew (Secretary at the Ordnance Office) to the Commanding Engineer and respective officers of the Ordnance at Martinique.
Ordering that 14 forges and 1230 water pipes of cast iron captured on Martinique in 1794 be delivered up to the order of the Commander in Chief in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A1017   12 February 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Incledon's claim to prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1018   13 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning Frenchmen (probably smugglers) captured at Little Hampton.
Paper   2ff.
A1019   15-16 February 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning lottery tickets for the Grey family, prize business in which Jaffray and General Myers were involved, the suit against Baillie, the probability of invasion and praise of Grey's reports.
Paper   2ff.
A1020
Note concerning the lawsuits over the property taken on shore in Martinique, n.d.
Paper   1f.
A1021   16 February 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning defence plans for the Eastern and Southern Districts and equipment for Dover Castle.
Paper   2ff.
A1022   16 February 1797
Letter from the Marquis of Cornwallis to Grey.
Concerning Major General Grinfield and the defence of Dover Castle.
Paper   2ff.
A1023   17 February 1797
Incomplete copy from Grey to Fisher.
Replying to Fisher's letter of 15 February [ No. 1019 ].
Paper   2ff.
A1024   17 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the defence of Sheerness and the value of gun boats which would beat off privateers operating in the coastal waters; also concerning Captain Best's conduct.
Paper   1f.
A1025   18 February 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the purchase of stocks with prize money and the dividing of £14,000, a horse Fisher had purchased, and forces which were to be sent to India and Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1026   18 February 1797
Letter from Captain Charles Holloway to Grey.
Reporting on the method of transporting troops etc. across the Thames between Tilbury Fort and Gravesend.
Paper   2ff.
A1027   18 February 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Grey of the 12th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1028   19 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Lord Cornwallis.
Concerning the defences of Dover Castle.
Paper   1f.
A1029   19 February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss.
Concerning the defences of Dover Castle and the dismantling of those at Dungeness.
Paper   2ff.
A1030   20 February 1797
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning the fortifications of the Isle of Thanet, and at Dungeness.
Paper   2ff.
A1031   20 February 1797
Letter from Matthew Lewis [Secretary of William Windham] to Grey.
Concerning the stationing of the West Middlesex Militia at Dungeness.
Paper   2ff.
A1032   20 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished to see him on 23 February to arrange some points relative to the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1033   21 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a letter which had contradicted a report of an enemy fleet off Beachy Head.
Paper   2ff.
A1034a   21 February 1797
Letter from Lieut. Colonel William Twiss to Grey.
Concerning chemical preparations to be used against the enemy; and the batteries at Dungeness.
Paper   2ff.
A1034b
Letter on the defence of the Eastern District.
[This document may be one of the enclosures mentioned in the above letter in which case it is a letter from Lord Cornwallis to the Duke of York.]
Paper   6ff.
A1035   22 February 1797
Letter from Major William Cuppage to Lieut. General Bruce.
Concerning ordnance on the Isle of Thanet.
Paper   2ff.
A1036   22 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the removal of animals from the coast in case of invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A1037a   23 February 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning money due from Jaffray and stocks that he was intending to purchase, and the enclosure from Jaffray.
Paper   1f.
A1037b   [22 February 1797]
Enclosed:
Letter from John Jaffray to Fisher.
Concerning business with the Treasury.
Paper   1f.
A1037c   23 February 1797
Note from George Rose to Fisher.
Requesting him to call on him the next day.
Paper   1f.
A1038   27 February 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1039   27 February 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning four men who attempted to land a man near Littlehampton, with extract of a letter from [Sir] Evan Nepean to Brownrigg on the subject.
Paper   1f.
A1040   28(?) February 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the four French fishermen in Chichester Gaol.
Paper   1f.
A1041   28 February 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stocks he had purchased with prize money, a proposal to the Treasury about the money owed by Jaffray, an accommodation over Munro's business, and the monthly army returns.
Paper   2ff.
A1042   3 March 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Jervis' victory over the Spanish fleet in the Mediterranean, the stocks standing in the names of Grey and Jervis, the charges against the funds, and the money due from Jaffray and Baillie.
Paper   2ff.
A1043   4 March 1797
Letter from Matthew Lewis [Secretary of William Windham] to Grey.
Giving details of quarters for troops who had left Canterbury on account of the parliamentary election there.
Paper   2ff.
A1044   4 March 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Lennox's claim to prize money, Grey's responsibility for prize money now that Vice Admiral Ford was dead, a bill in Chancery filed against Grey, and Jervis' victory.
Paper   2ff.
A1045   6 March 1797
Letter from Colonel J. Macleod [Deputy Adjutant General for the Artillery] to Grey.
Concerning new carriages for two troops of horse artillery in the Southern District and the equipment of these troops.
Paper   2ff.
A1046   6 March 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's attempt to procure the command of a regiment for him, a consultation at the King's Advocate's, Mallespine's suit, Madam Carrière's claims, money due from the West Indies, and Fisher's proposal to return to London for a time and to find a house in Canterbury for Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1047   6 March 1797
Copy letter from Grey to J. Kaye.
Concerning the claim of Colonel Lennox, the bill in Chancery filed against Grey by Admiral Ford's executors, his wish that he had never seen the West Indies, and Jervis' victory.
Paper   1f.
A1048   6 March 1797
Copy letter from Grey to William Cumine.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   1f.
A1049   7 March 1797
Letter from Major William Cuppage to Lieut.-General Bruce.
Concerning artillery, horses, and ammunition.
Paper   2ff.
A1050   7 March 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning legal business in connexion with prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1051   7 March 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the hearing of Mallespine's claim, the conceding of Madame Carrière's claim, the probable result of the legal proceedings with regard to prize property.
Paper   2ff.
A1052   12 March 1797
Copy letter from Grey to Lieut.-Colonel William Twiss.
Concerning the "works" at Dover Castle.
Paper   1f.
A1053   15 March 1797
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning a plan of defence for the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1054   15 March 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the condemnation of Mallespine's property, Madame Carrière's claim, and the treatment of others whose claims might be justified.
Paper   2ff.
A1055   17 March 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the condemnation of the Martinique claims with one exception, and other prize matters.
Paper   1f.
A1056   17 March 1797
Account of Fisher to Grey (mainly of prize money).
Paper   1f.
A1057   18 March 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Explaining about the proposed distribution of San Domingo prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1058a   23 March 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him that the King had appointed him to the command of the 8th Regiment of the Light Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A1058b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A1059a   24 March 1797
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Replying to the Duke's letter of 23 March [No. 1058a].
Paper   1f.
A1059b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A1060   24 March 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning French claims against the condemnation of property.
Paper   2ff.
A1061a   24 March 1797
Letter from Matthew Lewis [Secretary of William Windham] to Grey.
Concerning the enclosed circular.
Paper   2ff.
A1061b-c   18 March 1797
Enclosed:
Two copies of circular letter from the Secretary at War to the commanding officers of cavalry.
On limiting the quantity of hay and straw supplied by innkeepers.
4pp.
A1062a   24 March 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Major Willding of the Denbighshire Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1062b   20 March 1797
Enclosed:
Letter from Major R. Willding to Lord Kenyon, requesting him to make known to the Duke of York the necessity of his being granted leave of absence to look after his lands at the appropriate time.
Paper   1f.
A1063   30 March 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Glanville's leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A1064   30 March 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his labours over prize business and proposing that he be allowed a charge of 5% on the interest money he receives; and giving a statement of the prize money which he considered himself to have been the " active means of recovering".
Paper   2ff.
A1065   31 March 1797
Note [from Fisher] to Grey.
Giving an account of prize money paid to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1066   3 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Colonel Rodd; the Duke of York's sympathy for Grey on the death of his son Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey, Lieut.-Colonel Wortley as successor to Major-General Craig, and the promotion of Captain Gray.
Paper   2ff.
A1067a   5 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   1f.
A1067b   31 March 1797
Enclosed:
Letter from Archibald Colquhoun to Brownrigg, requesting an extension of leave of absence for his father Cornet Colquhoun of the Lanark and Dumbarton Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A1067c
Enclosed:
f.1r. Letter from Major C. Hamilton to Cornet Colquhoun, 12 March 1797, informing him that his leave was extended to the end of April.
f.1v. Letter from John Richardson to Colquhoun, 26 March 1797, informing him that all general officers' leave was abolished and that he must join his corps by 14 April.
Paper   1f.
A1068   5 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Lieut. Watson of the 3rd Dragoon Guards.
Paper   2ff.
A1069a   5 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1069b   4 April 1797
Enclosed:
Letter from Colonel J. G. Cotterill to Brownrigg, informing him that he had sufficiently recovered to be able to join his regiment.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1070   5 April 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an interview with Rose at the Treasury, £8,000 which was to be paid to the captors, and the extent of the American claims.
Paper   2ff.
A1071
f.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 6-8 April 1797, concerning prize business with copy letter from Charles [2nd Earl] Grey to Fisher [8 April 1797 ] concerning claimants whose cases might be favourably considered.
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from Major-General W. Myers to Fisher, 26 March 1797, concerning Monsieur Crasson of Martinique and his claim, and Myers and his forces in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1072a   17 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the action the Duke of York wished to be taken in respect of the enclosed letter.
Paper   2ff.
A1072b   14 April 1797
Enclosed:
Letter from Colonel Sir George Thomas to the Duke of York, concerning John Ludlom, a deserter, and Mr. Curling who induced him to desert and concealed him.
Paper   2ff.
A1073a   17 April 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished him to have the enclosed order enforced in the district under his command.
Paper   2ff.
A1073b
Enclosed:
Copy of the 10th Article of Instructions to Agents for Prisoners of War on Parole in Great Britain.
Concerning action to be taken in case of breaches of parole.
Paper   2ff.
A1074
f.1r.-v. Remarks by Major-General Myers on the claims by Crassons and Picoul to prize property seized by the captors of Martinique.
f.2r.-v. Copy letter from Major-General Myers to Fisher, 17 April 1797, concerning prize matters, and the death of Grey's son.
Paper   2ff.
A1075   19 April 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Henry Grey, financial matters in connexion with prize business, and the persons who were to have power to receive and dispose of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1076
f.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 22 April 1797.
Concerning Colquhoun's letter and the difficulties attending prize business.
f.1r. Copy letter from Ralph Colquhoun to Fisher, 28 April 1797, concerning money demanded by Mr. Jones (from Colquhoun), Mr. Don's resistance to claims on Mr. Kirr's estate and the possible way in which the business would now be conducted.
Paper   2ff.
A1077
f.2r-v. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 25 April 1797.
Concerning the distribution of £14,000 prize money, the San Domingo prize money business - Colonel Lennox's claim - the receiving of a dividend due to Grey, and a hogshead of porter for Grey.
f.1r. Copy letter from Fisher to Christopher Cooke, 21 April 1797.
Concerning the distribution of £14,000 prize money, to be divided between the army and navy.
f.1v. Copy letter from Christopher Cooke to Fisher, 22 April 1797.
Concerning the discontent which he believed the distribution of a small sum of prize money would arouse among the seamen.
Paper   2ff.
A1078   29 April - 1 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning American claims to prize goods and a meeting with Mr. Dundas to be held on the subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1079   1 May 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of the ordnance store prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1080   2 May 1797
Copy letter from Grey to William Cumine.
Concerning the distribution of the prize money and his own share of it.
Paper   1f.
A1081   2 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning money expected from Mr. Cumine and stocks which he wished to purchase in Grey's name with it.
Paper   2ff.
A1082   3 May 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning Grey's share of the prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1083   4 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business, especially the purchase of stock.
Paper   2ff.
A1084   5 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stock transferred into Grey's name, a rise in the price of 3% stock, and the Emperor's treaty of peace.
Paper   2ff.
A1085   6 May 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-General Bruce's health.
Paper   1f.
A1086   6 May 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the necessity for vigilance against dissatisfaction or disaffection in the army.
Paper   2ff.
A1087   9 May 1797
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Reporting that there was no dissatisfaction or disobedience among the troops under his command.
Paper   1f.
A1088   12 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's kindness to him, the question of Jervis' title for his earldom, a consultation to be held on the prize causes that were deemed favourable to the claimants, his burden of work, a suit against General Myers and steps to provide for his defence, and the appointment of Cuyler as Commander in Chief in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1089   13 May 1797
Return of intrenching tools and sand bags in H.M. stores at Dover, by Thomas Biggs [of the Ordnance Office, Dover].
Paper   2ff.
A1090   17 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning postage bills for Grey, an increase in army pay, a letter from J. Kaye to Fisher, 16 May 1797 [quoted] concerning sugar taken at Guadeloupe and a claim made about it, Mr. Gloster, and the post of Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth and his (Fisher's) desire to be appointed to it.
Paper   2ff.
A1091   18 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a sale of stock, and postage bills for Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1092   21 May 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Ordering that the Cornish and Glamorganshire Regiments of Militia should proceed to Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1093   22 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Secretary at War's attention to Grey's application in favour of the infant son of the late Lieut. Grant, John Doran's demand on the Quarter Master General's Department for shoes issued at the order of Major Irving and Captain De Ruvignes, his attempt to recover £200 due to Grey on Niccolls' bill, General Myers and the omission of Captain Watkins' name from a power of attorney in connexion with prize business, and the expected augmentation of army pay.
Paper   2ff.
A1094   24 May 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Sending regulations about supplies for the troops.
Paper   2ff.
A1095   25 May 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Requesting a return of the general and staff officers etc. in the district under his command.
Paper   2ff.
A1096a   25 May 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1096b
Enclosed:
General orders issued by the Duke of York for the Infantry of the Line, Militia and Fencible Infantry.
Concerning their pay and attempts to seduce them from their loyalty.
Paper   4ff.
A1097   26 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mrs. McNiell, cash for Grey, the mutiny at Sheerness and Woolwich, Jervis's refusal to acknowledge Fisher's demand with regard to prize money and his reply to Fisher's letter, the arrest of McBurnie, measures to repel the demand on behalf of Father Trepsac for the restitution of sugar by the captors, Lieut.-Colonel Magan and claims for baggage etc. lost at Berville Camp and Fort Matilda, Brevit Lieut.-Colonel Ross's claim for losses, and an error in General Myers' account.
Paper   2ff.
A1098   27 May 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Covering letter to bank notes (value £100).
Paper   2ff.
A1099   27 May 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning an error in the amount of drummer's pay as stated in the printed regulations.
Paper   2ff.
A1100   1 June 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning measures against the mutineers at Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1101a   2 June 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's wishes with regard to the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1101b   1 June 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from the Duke of Portland to the Duke of York, informing him of the King's commands that the armed forces were to assist the civil magistrates in apprehending persons concerned in treasonable proceedings, etc.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1102   2 June 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Giving orders to resist any attempt of the mutineers to block the Thames and attack Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1103   3 June 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning measures against the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1104   3 June 1797
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the mutiny in the navy.
Paper   3ff.
A1105   5 June 1797
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the inspection of Grain Island, and other places, and the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1106a   6 June 1797
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning the fortifications at Chatham, Gravesend and Tilbury, and the mutineers.
Paper   1f.
A1106b
Attached:
Notes concerning ships which had joined and ships which had escaped from the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1107   7 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Covering letter to several documents [especially on the fortifications and forces at Sheerness] no longer present.
Paper   2ff.
A1108   8-9 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Requesting him to order two field pieces and gun crews from Canterbury for Captain Hogan's detachment on the other side of Kings Ferry, the landing of a sergeant and 13 recruits from a small vessel between Minster and Sheerness, a false report of a landing by some of the mutineers at Sheerness, and the possibility of serving Dr. Wardell by recommending him for the post of Garrison Surgeon at Sheerness.
f.2r. Pencil note by Grey to his secretary or aide de camp ordering that letters be written in favour of Dr. Wardell.
Paper   2ff.
A1109   June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey, headed "Morning Report, Sheerness June the 10th 1797".
Concerning the escape of the Ardent from the Nore, his action to prevent the mutineers from landing for provisions etc. at night, three seamen who had escaped from the mutineers, Munro and the St. Lucia contribution money and the Chancery proceedings against his executors.
Paper   2ff.
A1110   10 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain Knight, one of the mutineers who had landed with a flag of truce, and the unconditional surrender of the crews of the Repulse and the Ardent.
Paper   2ff.
A1111   11 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the mutineers, proceedings against Munro's partners, and application to Baillie for the remainder of the Martinique prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1112   13 June 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Directing him to call upon Volunteer Corps when necessary to suppress tumults or repel the enemy.
Paper   2ff.
A1113   13 June 1797
Copy letter from Fisher to Brownrigg.
Concerning the return to duty of some of the ships involved in the mutiny, offers from the crews of others to follow suit on condition of a general pardon to the mutineers, and the arrest of some delegates and the escape of others.
Paper   2ff.
A1114   14 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the surrender of all but three of the ships involved in the mutiny, the arrest of many of the delegates, and suggesting that the force at Sheerness be reduced.
Paper   2ff.
A1115   14 June 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the return of staff, appointments of Brigade Majors, Grey's health, and the mutiny at the Nore.
Paper   2ff.
A1116   19 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the conveyance of the mutineers to Gravesend and Long-Reach for trial, and the possible removal of the Cornwall Regiment from Sheerness and its replacement by part of the Flintshire Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1117   20 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the drafting of the Cornwall Regiment to Canterbury and part of the 49th to Gravesend and other troop movements, Captain Godfrey and the completion of the battery on Grain Island, and Dr.Wardell.
Paper   2ff.
A1118   23 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the arrest of some of the mutineers, the trial of Parker, various matters connected with Fisher's command, Grey's need for money, and Fisher's unwillingness that more stocks should be sold.
Paper   2ff.
A1119   25-26 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Sutherland and men who were involved with him in an incident with the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1120   26 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Reporting that one of the militia regiments could now be removed from Sheerness as also the Light Dragoons (except six of them).
Paper   2ff.
A1121   27 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning applications for leave of absence from Captain Clubley, Colonel Walpole, Lord Albermarle and Lord Down (the latter three to attend Parliament) and the promotion of the men who were involved in an incident with the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1122a   27 June 1797
Copy letter from Grey to William Windham.
Concerning his being deprived of the opportunity of making an assignment of off-reckonings for any of the Regiments he had commanded.
Paper   1f.
A1122b
Attached:
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York, n.d.
Concerning the same subject as the above.
Paper   1f.
A1122c
Attached:
Copy memorial of Grey on the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1123a   29 June 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning proceedings against McBurnie, arrangements for the execution of Parker, leave of absence for Captain Bedingfeld and Lord Downe, and the visit of Grey and some of his family to Sittingbourne.
Paper   2ff.
A1123b   28 June 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning proceedings against McBurnie and proposal of a compromise with him.
Paper   1f.
1797 [Pt.2]
A1124   2 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the execution of Parker on board the Sandwich, the arrangements Fisher made on the occasion, and the satisfaction of Lord Downe, Colonel Walpole, Lord Albermarle and Colonel Maister with Grey's message to them.
Paper   1f.
A1125   3 July 1797
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning Sheerness arsenal, and Grey's right to "off reckonings".
Paper   2ff.
A1126   7 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's stationery account, the question of maintaining the existing strength of the forces at Sheerness, the trials of the mutineers.
Grey's visit (to Sittingbourne), Fisher's command, leave of absence for Captain Turnour, Captain Torre's absence, and the new road to the fort at Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1127a   8 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the removal of the East and West York Regiments to Ashford, routes for the camp equipage etc. and guns, the artillery at Sheerness and the return of artillerymen to Woolwich, and the necessity of his going to London on prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A1127b   3 July 1797
Enclosed:
Return of the Royal Artillery quartered at Sheerness and its dependencies.
[Signed by John Burton, Captain Commanding the Royal Artillery.]
Paper   2ff.
A1128   9 July 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the removal of troops from Sheerness had been postponed.
Paper   2ff.
A1129a   9 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the postponement of the removal of forces from Sheerness until after the executions of mutineers and the greater number of artillerymen he required.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1129b   8 July 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Fisher.
Desiring that no change should take place in the strength of the forces at Sheerness until after the executions.
Paper   1f.
A1130   9 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Admiralty's request that a considerable force should remain at Sheerness and suggesting that part of the Flintshire Regiment might be brought there to replace one of the Regiments it had been intended to remove.
Paper   2ff.
A1131a   9 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the mutineers who were to be executed the next day.
Paper   2ff.
A1131b   9 July 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Fisher, informing him that no movement of troops was to take place at Sheerness until further orders.
Paper   1f.
A1132   10 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the countermanding of the march of the East and West York Militia and the detachment of Royal Artillery from Sheerness, and the execution of the mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1133   11 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Magan's claim and Vaughan's application for 200 days' forage.
Paper   2ff.
A1134   11 July 1796 [should be 1797]
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Requesting him to send, if he approved, an order for the payment of a share of the Port au Prince prize money to Major-General Whyte.
Paper   2ff.
A1135   12 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning arrangements with Lady Grey for the Grey's excursion to Sheerness, with case of Captain Torre, the policy to be pursued with regard to leave of absence, and the question whether the East or West York Regiments should leave Sheerness first.
Paper   1f.
A1136   13 July 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning accounts relating to the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1137   14-15 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning forage money due to Grey and himself, Captain Torre's absence without leave, Collector Grant of Martinique, Lady Grey's letter, further executions of mutineers, and the necessity of his going to London on prize business.
1½ff.
A1138   18 July 1797
Letter from Henry Maister to Grey.
Requesting leave of absence for Captain Hudson, and concerning his (Maister's) health.
Paper   2ff.
A1139   18 July 1797
Copy of The Courier and Evening Gazette, with an article on the career of Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1140   19 July 1797
Printed copy of an Act to amend an Act passed in the 33rd year of George III entitled “An Act for the Encouragement of Seamen, and for the better and more effectually manning H.M. Navy”, and for making further provision for those purposes (37 George III cap. 109).
Paper   8ff.
A1141   25 July 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning prize money accounts.
Paper   2ff.
A1142   28 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an account from Colonel Maister, Dr. Wardell's appointment and pay, Major Forster's lost baggage, a claim for Fisher's horse that was killed, and the necessity of Fisher's going to London on prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A1143   28 July 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the positioning of troops about Broadstairs and Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1144   29 July 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of Grey's troops.
Paper   2ff.
A1145   30 July 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his departure from Sheerness and his command there, Major Forster's claim, the horse and hampers lost by Fisher's servant, Dr. Wardell's misconduct, and the execution of more mutineers.
Paper   2ff.
A1146   31 July 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the 16th Regiment of Light Dragoons had been allocated to the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1147   1 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the execution of 5 mutineers, the uncertainty as to the fate of some others, and Fisher's intention to review the troops at Sheerness.
Paper   1f.
A1148a   2 August 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the status of colonels of militia who had obtained the rank of colonels in the army.
Paper   2ff.
A1148b
Enclosed:
Queries on the relative rank of officers of the fencibles, militia and regular army, with answers by the crown lawyers.
Paper   2ff.
A1148c   13 August 1797
Attached:
Copy letter from Charles Jenkinson [Secretary at War] to the Duke of Grafton.
Concerning the relative rank of colonels of militia and fencible regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1149a   2 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his inspection of the East and West Yorkshire Militia and detachment of artillery and the approaching removal of the two militia regiments to Ashford.
Paper   2ff.
A1149b
Enclosed:
Copy orders, dated 2 August 1797, issued by Fisher expressing his satisfaction at the appearance of the above-mentioned regiments and artillery at the review.
Paper   1f.
A1150   3 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Fisher's proposals in view of the impossibility of quartering the East York Regiment in Ashford and the necessity of removing troops from that town on fair day, the necessity of removing that Regiment from Queenborough also, the replacement of the East York by the Flintshire Regiment there, the Duke of York's satisfaction at Fisher's conduct at Sheerness, his hope of promotion, and the removal of the camp equipage etc. of the East York Regiment to Sittingbourne.
Paper   2ff.
A1151   3 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the number of artillerymen that were to be left at Sheerness and the number to be sent back to Woolwich.
Paper   2ff.
A1152   4 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the march of the East York Regiment from Queenborough, the claim of Colonel Innes for prize money for his son, and the possibility of Fisher's taking a house in Dover.
Paper   1f.
A1153   5 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. De Yonge's claim, a letter he intended writing to Wardell, the removal of the West York Regiment from Sheerness, the bombardment of Cadiz, a letter he had sent to Bontein, the death of Lord Amherst from which Grey might benefit, money that Messrs Meyricks must have received.
Paper   2ff.
A1154   5 August 1797
Letter from Colonel E. Hewgill to Grey.
Informing him of the sailing of the Dutch fleet from the Texel.
Paper   1f.
A1155   5 August 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning a possible attack by the Dutch fleet.
Paper   1f.
A1156   6 August 1797
Letter from Colonel E. Hewgill to Grey.
Informing him of the position of the Dutch fleet and Admiral Duncan's Squadron.
Paper   1f.
A1157   8 August 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of a proposed tour of inspection by the Duke of York.
Paper   2ff.
A1158   8 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the discharge of the seaman Nimnco, applications which Grey was to make (for Fisher) in consequence of the death of Lord Amherst, troop movements and quarters, and an application for leave of absence for Major Winne.
Paper   2ff.
A1159   9 August 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York would meet him at Dover the next day; concerning the erection of temporary barracks at Silver Hill; and congratulating him on his appointment as Governor of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1160a   9 August 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him that the King had promoted him to be Governor of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1160b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A1161a   9 August 1797
Letter from Charles Long to Grey.
Asking him to inform the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury why he had refused to sign his Commissary General's account.
Paper   2ff.
A1161b   22 July 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from John Dick and John Martin Leake [Comptrollers of Army Accounts] to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
Stating the necessity of the Commissary's contingent bill being signed by the Commander in Chief.
Paper   2ff.
A1162   11 August 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Congratulating him on his appointment as Governor of Guernsey, and concerning allowances to staff officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1163   14 August 1797
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.

Concerning the pay of various classes of soldier.
Paper   2ff.
A1164   14 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stocks he had purchased with prize money, Colonel Sir William Smith's letter on leave of absence [extract quoted], Fisher's desire for the governorship of Dumbarton Castle, and Dalrymple, the Lieut. Governor of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1165   17 August 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the case of Major Metzner.
Paper   2ff.
A1166   16-18 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his letter to Dr. Wardell, the claim of Surgeon's Mate Watson to share prize money as Surgeon, steps to set about the distribution of prize money, the Governorship of Dumbarton Castle, and an application in favour of Charles Mollet for the place of Receiver General of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1167   19 August 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the desertion of Cornet Vaughan.
Paper   2ff.
A1168   22 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
f.1r.-v. Concerning Colonel Magan and a claim for losses sustained by his Regiment in the West Indies, attempts by some persons to receive prize money upon forged powers of attorney, the Governorship of Dumbarton Castle, and Regiments said to be going to the West Indies.
f.2r.-v. Sketch of a letter for Grey to write to Colonel Magan, 23 August 1797.
Explaining why he could not certify losses sustained by the 39th Regiment at Fort Matilda or Berville Camp, and concerning what was done in the case of the 43rd Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1169   22 August 1797
Copy letter from Major William Cuppage to the Board of Ordnance.
Reporting on the state of the batteries on the coast of Kent.
Paper   4ff.
A1170   24 August 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of changes in the deployment of forces now that the trials of the mutineers had been concluded.
Paper   2ff.
A1171   24 August 1797
Letter from Charles Long to Grey.
Asking him to report to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury concerning a claim for an allowance for loss of baggage, etc.
Paper   1f.
A1172   24-26 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Whitelocke, the Duke of York and the command of the 60th Regiment, an arrangement for General Massey to benefit by the vacant governorship of Dunbarton Castle, the payment of general and other staff officers for the period ending Christmas 1796, Captain Southwell of the 31st Regiment, Dr. Clifton's son in the 38th Regiment, Fisher's letter to Bontein, Fisher's prospect of promotion, the carriage of Grey's Noyau, and the money that Grey would receive.
Paper   2ff.
A1173
Account of interest due to Thomas Taylor from Grey, 14 May-28 July 1797, with receipt, 26 August 1797, of Taylor for £103. 10s. 0d.
Paper   1f.
A1174   28-30 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a bill of exchange from Collector Niccolls, the next distribution of prize money, the case of McBurnie, pay due to Lieut. Johnson, deceased, and the career of Lieut. Haverkam.
Paper   2ff.
A1175   31 August 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Haverkam and his claim.
Paper   2ff.
A1176   1 September 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Cornet Vaughan.
Paper   1f.
A1177   2-3 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Myers' account of prize money, prize business in the West Indies in which Mr. Jennings was concerned, water pipes that had been captured in Martinique, the advertisement in the Gazette about the distribution of prize money, and the case of Captain McNeill.
Paper   2ff.
A1178   6 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for general officers, and the claims of the Cornwall Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1179a   6 September 1797
Printed notice, by John Judson concerning the distribution of prize money arising from Engineers' and Ordnance stores captured in the West Indies in 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A1179b
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A1180   8 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the discontinuance of the use of hair powder in the army.
Paper   2ff.
A1181   7-9 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the advertisement of the distribution of prize money, the Noyau for Grey, the distress of the late Lieut.-Colonel Mason's widow, and business in connexion with the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A1182   11 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the replacement of unserviceable swords.
Paper   2ff.
A1183   11 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Greenwood and the purchase money for Lieut.-Colonel Wortley's commission and a report of the execution of Barthélemy in Paris.
Paper   2ff.
A1184   12 September 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Herefordshire Regiment was not to be moved from his district.
Paper   2ff.
A1185   13 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning military dress.
Paper   2ff.
A1186   14 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Wortley's money, the advertisement on the distribution of prize money, and five soldiers' wills which were suspected to be forgeries.
Paper   2ff.
A1187   15 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the erection of barracks at Silver Hill, Battle and Boxhill, the claims of the Cornwall Militia, and the number of carriages "pressed" by Lieut.-Colonel Payne.
Paper   2ff.
A1188   16 September 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a place in the army for Captain Wood and the deployment of forces.
Paper   2ff.
A1189   16 September 1797
Letter from James and John Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning a bill of exchange upon Messrs. Ross and Ogilvie and bank notes which they were sending to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1190a   18 September 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1190b   15 September 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from M. Lewis to Brownrigg, informing him of the Secretary at War's views on claims by officers in the Southern District to an allowance for fuel and exemption from duty on horses.
Paper   2ff.
A1191a   21 September 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's instructions with respect to the enclosed letter.
Paper   1f.
A1191b
Enclosed:
f.1r. Copy of the above letter.
f.2r. Copy letter from William Mason to the Duke of York, 12 September 1797, alleging that three of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were mere boys, two still at school.
Paper   2ff.
A1192   22 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning correspondence on West Indian Business, the governorship of Dumbarton and Limerick Castles [Major-General Lake, Massey, and Major-General Belew mentioned], and Colonel Wortley's affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1193
Copy letter from Fisher to Charles Grant, Edward Applewhaite and W. Colquhoun, 9 September 1797, with a postscript of 23 September 1797.
Concerning Jennings' account and the water pipes captured in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A1194   26 September 1797
Letter from R. H. Crew [Secretary to the Board of Ordnance] to Grey.
Informing him that the iron water pipes taken at Fort Royal, Martinique, would be given up [to the captors as prize property] but that the smiths' forges must be considered as the property of Government.
Paper   2ff.
A1195   26 September 1797
Letter from Major-General S. Hulse to Grey.
Reporting on a dispute between the Flintshire Militia and the Excise Officers over an incident arising out of the seizure of some casks of Geneva by the Militia from the Revenue Officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1196   27 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Manningham's need for a certificate from Grey as to losses sustained at Berville Camp and Bassetterre, Sir Ralph Abercrombie, Commissary General Jaffray, the rumour of a "long brevet", and Captain Nicholson, the purchaser of a Major's Commission in the 98th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1197   29 September 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain Haverkam, Captain Nicholson's purchase of a major's commission in the 98th Regiment, the brevet, staff pay due to Grey and Fisher, a letter from the Executors of Charles Kerr late of Antigua to Fisher, 26 September 1797, [quoted] concerning prize money due from him to Grey and Earl St. Vincent, and inviting Grey and Lady Pennyman to dine with Mrs. Fisher and himself.
Paper   2ff.
A1198   30 September 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the uniforms of surgeons and officers belonging to the medical department.
Paper   2ff.
A1199   3 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning documents he had left for Grey and a copy of a letter he would send to him and informing him that Abercromby and Maitland were going to Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1200   4 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Excusing himself for not having replied to several letters from Grey and informing him that his observations on the barracks and hospitals he had visited had been transmitted to the heads of the appropriate departments.
Paper   2ff.
A1201   5 October 1797
Letter from William Cumine to Grey.
Concerning the payment of prize money to the officers claiming it, as stated in Baron Montallembert's memorial.
Paper   1f.
A1202   7 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Asking him, on behalf of the Duke of York, to recommend a successor to Cornet Rogers of the Hamshire Fencible Cavalry who was to be superseded.
Paper   1f.
A1203   7 October 1797
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Captain Ellis and others who had been introduced into the service when under age.
Paper   4ff.
A1204   10 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Lieut. Offley was not to be superseded. [cf. Nos. 1191a-b. ]
Paper   1f.
A1205   11 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Repeating that Lieut. Offley was not to be superseded.
Paper   1f.
A1206   12 October 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1207   12 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Wortley's affair, Neilson's subscription, Captain Visscher, and various financial matters in connexion with prize business.
Paper   1f.
A1208   12 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter for Dundas which might lead to promotion for himself and consequently for Captain Gore.
Paper   1f.
A1209   13 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain McMurdo's claim for baggage lost at Berville Camp, and the reason why the War Office desired Grey's certificate in such cases.
Paper   1f.
A1210   15-17 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the prize money of Grey's deceased servants, the amount that they should claim for postage expenses (1795-7), Messrs. Meyricks and the receiving of dividends, Fisher's gratitude to Grey for efforts to secure him promotion [to command the 65th Regiment], his observations on Grey's fear that he had pressed too far for Fisher's promotion, and Colonel Wortley's affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1211   17 October 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Signifying the Duke of York's approval of the arrangements Grey had made about leave of absence for field officers of militia regiments.
Paper   1f.
A1212   17 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Ellis's apology for the manner in which he had couched his report in consequence of allegations about officers in his regiment being under age, requesting a recommendation for a successor to Cornet Rogers, and concerning Admiral Duncan's victory.
Paper   2ff.
A1213   19 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an ensigncy for Henry Godwin, the gravelling of the hospital yard at Ashford Barracks, the want of a hospital at Deal Barracks, and the promotion of Captain Gore.
Paper   2ff.
A1214   20 October 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning a sock which was beneficial to soldiers on the march.
Paper   2ff.
A1215a   21 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a charge for Grey's postages, Mr. Thompson and Colonel Sowerby, Surgeon Ormsby's claim for losses at Basseterre, and General Myers and Quinn's business.
Paper   2ff.
A1215b
Enclosed:
Account relating to the prize money of Grey's deceased servants, and Grey's postage costs and legal expenses in respect of prize business.
Paper   1f.
A1216   22 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Giving an account in respect of £2,000 prize money from the San Domingo agents, and £200 he had lent to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1217   23 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to the Secretary at War's answer to one of Grey's letters concerning hospital bedding. [Enclosure absent.]
Paper   2ff.
A1218   24 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the King's visit to the Nore and (possibly) Sheerness, and the pardon of the mutinous seamen.
Paper   2ff.
A1219   26 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the King's visit to the Nore.
Paper   2ff.
A1220   26 October 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the King's visit to the squadron at the Nore.
Paper   2ff.
A1221   27 October 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning new bills of exchange from McBurnie, his fear that Brownrigg placed obstacles in the way of his promotion, his belief that Sir Ralph Abercromby had already been amply rewarded for his services, his acquaintanceship with Admiral Duncan and asking whether it would be of any use if he was sent to Sheerness on the occasion of the royal visit there.
Paper   1f.
A1222   28 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the stationing of dragoons on the road from Sheerness to London, and on other roads.
Paper   1f.
A1223   31 October 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the declaration of the soldiers of the Worcestershire Militia, the sick at Deal Barracks, the subscription by the Worcestershire and Oxfordshire Militia for the relief of the widows etc. of men of Lord Duncan's fleet, the King's visit to the Nore, the promotion of Major Watson's son, and the statement in the French papers that a peace had been concluded with the Emperor.
Paper   2ff.
A1224
Report by Lieut.-Colonel James Taylor (Assistant Quarter Master General in the Southern District) on the resources of bread, forage, fuel, straw waggons and carts in the country in the neighbourhood of the magazines in the District, September and October 1797.
Paper   2ff.
A1225   1 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the abondonment of the King's attempt to visit the Nore.
Paper   1f.
A1226   2 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning any further attempt by the King to visit the Nore.
Paper   1f.
A1227   2 November 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Asking whether he required a Major of Brigade in place of Captain Wilson.
Paper   2ff.
A1228
f.1r.-v. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 31 October 1797.
Concerning Brigadier Magan's claim for lost baggage, etc.
f.2r.-v. Postscript, 2 November 1797.
Concerning Captain Evatt's desire for the brevet rank of major and his claim to receive prize money as a field officer; and a rumour that Earl St. Vincent wished to resign his command.
Paper   2ff.
A1229   3 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of the arrangements he had made with regard to the King's possible visit; concerning directions to be given to officers who were M.Ps. with respect to their return from leave of absence during the parliamentary recesses, the Duke of York's accident, and news of the King's having given up the idea of visiting Lord Duncan's fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A1230a   6 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Conveying to him the Duke of York's instructions with respect to the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1230b   18 October 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Major-General Sir Hew Dalrymple [to Brownrigg(?)].
Concerning Fort St. George (Guernsey) and the hostility of the inhabitants towards it, and the necessity of replacing the Island Cavalry with British Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1231   7 November 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Captain Goldie as aide de camp to Major-General Goldie in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1232   9 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's loss of off-reckonings being made up by the Government.
Paper   2ff.
A1233   10 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to Surgeon Wardell's report on the Regimental Hospitals in Kent and several other documents not now present.
Paper   2ff.
A1234   11 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's answer to an address from Guernsey, Fisher's relations with Brownrigg and with Huskisson, the question of the naturalization of Sancé and another Frenchman, Keightley and his high living at Grey's table, Colonel Taylor's forage money, and business concerning Guernsey that Fisher would transact.
Paper   2ff.
A1235   13 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Fisher's desire for promotion, posts in Guernsey and the military Governorship of Quebec being discussed.
Paper   2ff.
A1236   15 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of his reply to an address from Guernsey, and the Duke's hope that the inhabitants would not oppose measures necessary for the defence of the island.
Paper   2ff.
A1237   18 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning financial matters in connexion with the succession to Wortley's lieutenant-colonelcy, the purchase by Captain Nicholson of the major's commission in the 98th Regiment, clothing money due to Grey, the American claimants of prize goods, and the reduction of the establishment of old regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1238   19 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Surgeons Wardell and Huggan's reply to Mr. Keates observations, Ensign Vaughan, and the formation of a corps of Horse Artillery for Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1239   16 November 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
f.1r.-v. Concerning the sale of Quarter Master's Warrants and promotion to the said office.
f.2r. Note from Sir William Fawcett to Messrs. Meyricks 20 November 1797.
Concerning letters that were to be sent to colonels.
Paper   2ff.
A1240   20 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a payment due from Messrs. Meyricks now that the Lieutenant Colonelcy in the 12th Foot has been filled, the Chancery suit against Valentine Jones, Johnson and the Military Governorship of Quebec, and the prize money due to Captain Harris of the Irish Artillery, deceased.
Paper   2ff.
A1241   20 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the drafting of detachments of horse artillery from the Southern District for service in Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1242a   20 November 1797
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Sontag as Military Commandant of Hospitals in South Britain and of Major Smith as his subordinate to superintend the Hospitals at Deal.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1242b   20 October 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Lieut.-Colonel Sontag, informing him of his duties as Military Superintendant of Hospitals.
Paper   2ff.
A1242c   27 October 1797
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Major Smith, informing him of his duties as subordinate to Lieut.-Colonel Sontag and as superintendant of the hospital at Deal.
Paper   3ff.
A1243   21 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning answers to despatches Grey had received, and the disagreement that had occurred between Fisher and General Crosbie over Captain Barclay.
Paper   2ff.
A1244   21 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's instructions (with regard to the dispute between the Revenue Officers and the Flintshire Militia).
Paper   2ff.
A1245   21 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning forces for Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1246   25 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's suggestions about an augmentation of the force in his district, and want of lamps at the naval hospital at Deal, and Dr. Wardell's pay.
Paper   1f.
A1247   25 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's recommendation that Fisher be given the military governorship of Quebec, the case of Censé, Bexon and other Frenchmen for whom Grey has recommended half pay, and the arrangement Grey had made whereby Count De la Marche would receive £1,000.
Paper   2ff.
A1248   27 November 1797
Receipt of Robert Farquhar for £50 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A1249   28 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Munro and money that might be recovered from him, money to be recovered from Baillie, and a rumoured reduction in the home staff.
Paper   2ff.
A1250   29 November 1797
Letter from Major General Sir Adam Williamson to Grey.
Concerning his claim to share in the Port au Prince prize money and legal proceedings by General Whyte's attorneys against Messrs. Bogle and Cumine.
Paper   2ff.
A1251   29 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the dispute between the Revenue Officers and the Flintshire Militia, and Dr. Wardell's pay.
Paper   2ff.
A1252   29 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Keightley and the post of Paymaster to the 8th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1253   30 November 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the sale of Lieut. Ormsby's cornetcy and the purchase by Sergeant Major Tatton of Quarter Master Lambert's warrant.
Paper   2ff.
A1254   30 November 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Quarter Master Beatty and his allowance of £20 per annum to his aged parents, Fisher and General Bruce's house, and the rumoured promotion of colonels.
Paper   2ff.
A1255   1 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of a Paymaster, and Captain Keightley.
Paper   2ff.
A1256   2 December 1797
Letter from Major-General Sir Hew Dalrymple to Grey.
Recommending the Revd. Thomas Curry for the living of St. Saviours, Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1257a   2 December 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
A1257b   2 December 1797
Enclosed:
Copy circular letter from Sir William Fawcett to the Colonels or Commanding Officers of the 9th, 16th, 22nd, 34th, 55th and 65th Regiments.
Concerning the recruitment of lads to train as soldiers.
Paper   3ff.
A1257c   2 December 1797
Enclosed:
Circular letter from Sir William Fawcett.
Setting forth regulations for the recruitment of lads into the above-mentioned regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1258   3-4 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a rumour that Maitland would go to San Domingo, Fisher's extension of Captain Visscher's leave of absence, the proceedings against Munro's Executors and Baillie, the triple assessment tax, Whitlock's promotion as against Fisher's, and the appointment of paymasters by Colonels.
Paper   2ff.
A1259a   4 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1259b   1 December 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from William Marsden to Brownrigg, concerning the want of lamps outside the naval hospital at Deal.
Paper   2ff.
A1260   4 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's views on Fort George and the inhabitants of Guernsey, and on the court martial of the Quarter Master of the 18th Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1261   6 December 1797
Letter from Major General Gordon Forbes to Grey.
Concerning the East Kent Militia's ammunition which had been left at Liverpool.
Paper   1f.
A1262   7 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a mutiny in Guernsey, the promotion of colonels which might disqualify Captain Gore from being aide de camp, the suit between Sir Adam Williamson and Major-General Whyte, staff-pay payments and McBurnie's bill of exchange.
Paper   2ff.
A1263   8 December 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the necessity of his attendance with certain documents at the trial of the suit between Major-General Whyte and Sir Adam Williamson over the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1264   10-11 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of a paymaster, regulations about paymasters' rank and commissions, and off-reckonings for Grey's Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A1265   11 December 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the trial between Whyte and Williamson and the necessity of Grey's attendance at it.
Paper   2ff.
A1266   11 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his plan that Grey should recommend Captain Visscher to Colonel Maitland for service under his command in the West Indies with the rank of major.
Paper   2ff.
A1267   11 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that he had sent his letter to the Duke of York.
Paper   1f.
A1268a   12 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A1268b   9 December 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from M. Lewis to Brownrigg, concerning the following letter.
Paper   2ff.
A1268c   8 December 1797
Copy letter from M. Whigh, J. Olmius, T. Caswall, and R. Spiller [Commissioners of Excise] to William Windham [Secretary at War], concerning the dispute between the Revenue Officers and the Flintshire Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1269   12 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a certificate required from Grey about the orders given to Brigadier-General Whyte in May 1797, and concerning off-reckonings for Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1270   12 December 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a meeting he wished to have with Grey before the trial between Whyte and Williamson and concerning documents that were required.
Paper   2ff.
A1271   13 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Major Barke, the disembarkation of a detachment of troops in the Downs, and Grey's observations on assessed taxes.
Paper   2ff.
A1272   14 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the lack of power of a colonel to reduce a quarter-master of cavalry or to bring him to trial before a regimental court martial and the death of Lieut.-General Bruce.
Paper   1f.
A1273a   14 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1273b   13 December 1797
Letter from Dr. J. Clubbe, stating that the infirmities of Captain Johnson of the East Suffolk Militia rendered him unfit for duty.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1274   14 December 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the date of the trial between Whyte and Williamson and a meeting which he was to have with Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1275   16 December 1797
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the date fixed for the trial between Whyte and Williamson and his meeting with Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1276   16 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning transport for the 23rd Regiment and the misconduct of Lieut.-Colonel Surtees.
Paper   1f.
A1277   16 December 1797
Translation of observations by a French General on England and the possibility of its being invaded by France, with an address to the King.
[With marginal notes in pencil criticizing parts of the memorandum.]
Paper   8ff.
A1278a   24 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1278b   21 December 1797
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Sir Charles Morgan [Judge Advocate General] to Brownrigg, giving his opinion on the question whether the powers of a regimental garrison court martial extended to the trying of a quarter-master of cavalry.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1279   24 December 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning light infantry exercises.
Paper   2ff.
A1280   25 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning promotion for Lieut.-Colonel Henry Grey, and Colonel Tayler's wish to be moved to a regiment in India.
Paper   2ff.
A1281   28 December 1797
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the position of the parks of artillery in the Southern District, the question of the dismissal of a quarter-master by a colonel of cavalry, and Grey's request about Colonel Coote.
Paper   2ff.
A1282
Account of interest due to Thomas Tayler from Grey, 14 November 1797 - 28 January 1798, with receipt, 28 December 1797, of Tayler for £58. 10s. 0d.
Paper   1f.
A1283   28 December 1797
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning orders relating to the Ordnance Department.
Paper   2ff.
A1284   29 December 1797
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Collector Niccolls' application that Grey should excuse him from paying anything out of his income (to Edward Grey) for the last half-year, and Fisher's advice as to a reduction in the amount from him in the future, the return of Colonel Nesbitt from the West Indies, the opportunity this might make for Captain Visscher, and the Whitelocks's claim to share the Port au Prince prize money as a brigadier.
Paper   2ff.
A1285   [1797]
“Translation of a Plan of Defence for England in case of Invasion taken almost entirely, but transposed from General Lloyds Political and Military rhapsody on invasion”.(i.e. Political and Military Rhapsody on the Defence of Great Britain (1779) by Henry Lloyd).
ff. 1-21 English translation, with marginal notes.
ff.22-47 French version, with marginal notes in English.
1798 [Pt.1]
A1286   [c.1798(?)]
Paper concerning French plans to invade England by descents on the coasts of
(1) Kent and Sussex;
(2) Essex;
(3) Dorset.
[These plans were seen in the King's library at Paris in 1788.]
Paper   4ff.
A1287
Language:   French
Paper: “Projet de Debarquement”.
Concerning places suitable for a French landing on the South coast of England.
Paper   3ff.
A1288
Account by C.D.S. of Julius Caesar's two expeditions to Britain, and remarks on possible landing-places that might be chosen by the French on the coast of Kent and on the means that should be adopted to give warning of any attack.
Paper   6ff.
A1289
Proposal for removing live-stock etc. from the county on which an enemy might make a descent and for ascertaining and arranging such internal force as might be willing to embody for the immediate defence of their own county and property.
Paper   7ff.
A1290
Proposals for removing live-stock etc. from a county on which an enemy might make a descent as also for ascertaining and arranging such internal force as might be willing to embody for the defence of their own county and property, with application of the ideas [as regards the moving of live-stock etc.] to Sussex.
[The proposals for removing live-stock etc. in this document differ from those in No. 1289.]
Paper   15ff.
A1291   1798
Proposals for rendering the body of the people instrumental in the general defence, saving their property, and distressing the enemy, by removing the means of subsistence from threatened parts of the country; as also for insuring the necessary supplies to His Majesty's Forces, and facilitating their movements, in case of an invasion, without making any expensive preparations.
30 + 1pp.
A1292   3 January 1798
Copy letter from Fisher to William Niccolls.
Informing him that Grey gave up (on behalf of Edward Grey) a claim to two-fifths of the salary of Niccolls' office for one half-year and that in future he would accept one third of the income instead of two-fifths.
Paper   1f.
A1293a   5 January 1798
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning proceedings that Grey would have to take against the prize agents in connexion with a claim by naval officers to share the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1293b   5 January 1798
Enclosed:
Sketch of a letter which Kaye proposed that Grey should write to Captain George Martin, Thomas Surridge and B. Rowley of H.M. navy.
Concerning the recovery of the proportion of the Port au Prince prize money due to the navy.
Paper   2ff.
A1294   5 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the failure of Grey's application in favour of Fisher, Whitelock's promotion, the reported death of Major-General Doyle, and Nesbitt's command at San Domingo.
Paper   2ff.
A1295   7 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Brownrigg's letters about the death of Major-General Doyle and the appointment of Lieut.-General Crosbie as his successor and the appointment of Whitelocke as brigadier in Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1296   9 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Brownrigg and the appointment of Whitelocke to Guernsey, his letter to Brownrigg suggesting that he might be given the local rank of brigadier in Grey's district, his secret letter to Brownrigg, Brownrigg's reply of 8 January 1798, [quoted], Maitland and Nesbitt and the West Indies, Captain Visscher, the claim of Dulaurent to prize money, and a rumour about the brevet of major generals.
Paper   2ff.
A1297   15 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his application for the local rank of brigadier, Du Laurent's prize money, Major-General Bowyer's command, arrangement of Flank Companies in Sir William Howe's district, Colonel Manningham's application to Grey, the forthcoming meeting of Grey with the ministers, and the appointment of Whitelocke to Guernsey (instead of Jersey).
Paper   2ff.
A1298   17 January 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the recommendation of Colonel Henry Grey as assistant quarter master general, and the lack of lamps outside the prison at Deal.
Paper   1f.
A1299   18 January 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Captain Williamson might succeed Captain K[e]ightly, deceased, as major of brigade.
Paper   1f.
A1300   18 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.

Concerning the death of Keightley, Fisher's efforts to trace Keightley's relatives, remarks on Grey's cook and butler, and Captain Loraine and Captain Gordon as possible successors to Keightley.
Paper   2ff.
A1301   20 January 1798
f.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Watson's claim, the death of General Dalling, Grey's cook, and Watson's abusive letter about Jaffray and Rose.
f.1r. Copy letter from Fisher to Huskisson.
Concerning Commissary Watson who was in prison for debt.
Paper   2ff.
A1302   22 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Sir Hew Dalrymple as commander of the 37th Regiment, and Simcoe as commander of the 81st Regiment, the question of the command of the Queen's Rangers, the possibility of Fisher's being appointed to it, and Sir John Johnson and the governorship of Upper Canada.
Paper   2ff.
A1303   23 January 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the 61st Regiment's going to India, Captain Visscher as assistant quarter master general, Fisher's desire to have the command of the Queen's Rangers, the appointment of Colonel John Murray as brigadier under Prince Edward, Brigadier Blundell's return from the West Indies, and Captain Saumerez's information which contradicts a rumour of an attack being planned on Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1304   23 January 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning French plans for invading England.
Paper   2ff.
A1305   25 January 1798
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning French plans for invading England and the defence of the Southern District.
Paper   4ff.
A1306   27 January 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the County meeting at Canterbury, Lord Malden, Major-General Coote, Lieut.-Colonel Taylor's departure for India, and the dismissal of Messrs. Carter and Colly from the West Middlesex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1307
f.1r.-v. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 30 January 1798.
Concerning Captain William Grey as assistant quarter master general, Captain Visscher, Gore, Fisher's expenses at Brighton, and allowances made to Sir C. Gordon and Major Baillie for commanding at St. Lucia.
f.2r. Draft of letter that Fisher proposed that Grey should write to the Secretary at War, 31 January 1798.
Concerning Fisher's pay while commander of the forces at Sheerness.
Paper   2ff.
A1308a   31 January 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning recruitment of militiamen into the regular forces.
Paper   2ff.
A1308b
Enclosed:
Return of regiments destined by the Duke of York, agreeable to the late Act of Parliament, to raise recruits in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1308c
Enclosed:
Another copy of part of the above document, 31 January 1798.
Paper   2ff.
A1309   31 January 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning measures proposed by Grey [on driving cattle in Kent inland in the event of invasion].
Paper   2ff.
A1310   6 February 1798
Letter from Colonel E. Hewgill to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's intention with regard to a regiment for Guernsey, and concerning the 1st battalion of the 60th Regiment and Captain Popham's proceedings (respecting sea fencibles).
Paper   2ff.
A1311   9 February 1798
Letter from Colonel E. Hewgill to Grey.
Concerning the erection of temporary barracks at Silver Hill, Battle, and Bexhill.
Paper   1f.
A1312   9 February 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the issue of wooden swords and new sabres.
Paper   2ff.
A1313   10 February 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the recent meeting at Canterbury, Captain Popham and the formation of sea fencibles of fishermen and others, and the barracks at Silver Hill etc.
Paper   2ff.
A1314   10 February 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning barracks at Silver Hill, Bexhill, and Battle.
Paper   2ff.
A1315   11 February 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the case of Commissary Watson, the omission of Captain Visscher's name from the certificate about Fisher's services at Sheerness, contingent accounts due to staff officers, and a sum of public money received by Grey on account.
Paper   2ff.
A1316   12 February 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning militia officers' commissions.
Paper   2ff.
A1317
Substance of letters from France and Jersey, 26 November 1797 - 13 February 1798, with remarks.
Concerning ship construction, troop movements, etc.
Paper   4ff.
A1318   13 February 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning charges brought by Lieut.-Colonel Bell against Colonel Leighton and Major Dugald Campbell (all of the 46th Regiment) and the sentences of a general court martial on the same issue.
Paper   2ff.
A1319   14 February 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Requesting a return of the officers and men in his district.
Paper   1f.
A1320   14 February 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning barracks at Silver Hill, the erection of barracks at Oxney Island, men of the Hants. Fencibles who wished their sentence of corporal punishment to be commutted to service with a regular regiment overseas, and the formation of flank battalions in Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A1321   15 February 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning £53 charged to Grey's account as money received for public services, Commissary Watson's affairs, Medows and the command of the reserve of the whole army, and his suggestion that the staff officers in Grey's district should subscribe from their pay towards carrying on the war.
Paper   2ff.
A1322   19 February 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Grey's additional paper on the driving of cattle etc. from the coast, and a mistake about the calling out of the supplementary militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1323   19 February 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Inviting him to come to town for a conference with the Duke of York, Pitt, and himself, and concerning the possible invasion of England.
Paper   4ff.
A1324   20 February 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Hatton's complaint about the assembling of the East and West Kent Militia.
Paper   4ff.
A1325   20 February 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Dr. Briton's refusal to send his waggons, Captain Gordon, and the number of majors of brigade in Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A1326a   26 February 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Sir John Dick (head of the Comptroller's Office of army accounts), and his appreciation of a letter from Fisher which contained useful information, Grey's economy of public money, a dispute about the East India prize money and its distribution - Major General Spry's application in favour of his son - and Fisher's conversation with Huskisson about Grey's appointment as Governor of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1326b   8 February 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Thomas Fauquier (Secretary of the Civil Department of the Comptroller's Office), to Fisher.
Concerning bât and forage allowances due to the 32nd Regiment at the Bahamas.
Paper   1f.
A1326c   17 February 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Fauquier.
Concerning the bât and forage money claimed by the 32nd Regiment at the Bahama Islands, with particulars of what was allowed on previous occasions in the West Indies and North America, and Grey's economy of public money.
Paper   2ff.
A1327a   26 February 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning instructions about French agents who might reside at or visit depôts of French prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
A1327b   25 January 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Concerning regulations on the treatment of French prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1328   27 February 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lady Grey's recovery, Mrs. Fisher's illness, and prize business; with list of Field Officers who might be suitable to command Grenadiers and Light Infantry with some remarks.
Paper   2ff.
A1329
Note concerning prize money due to the navy.
[Endorsed: "Answer to M r Maddox & the Navy".]
Paper   1f.
A1330   27 February 1798
Letter from George Bogle (for the army) and B. Waterhouse (for the navy) to Grey.
Giving a statement of the balance of the Port au Prince prize money, and recommending William Cumine and John Willis as agents for distribution of the said prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1331   28 February 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Thanking Grey for sympathy on his late afflicting loss and concerning his illness.
Paper   2ff.
A1332   1 March 1798
Plan of Fort George and environs in Guernsey.
Paper   1f.
A1333   1 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a petition from the soldiers of the South Hants Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1334a   1 March 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Requesting information on certain points concerning the defence of the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1334b
Enclosed:
List of 19 points on which the Duke of York required information from Grey on the defence of the Southern District and the measures to be taken in case of an invasion, with pencil notes by Grey of his answers.
Paper   4ff.
A1335   1 March 1798
Queries with answers by Grey to Henry Dundas on various measures to avert or repel invasion in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1336   1 March 1798
Letter from Captain William Grey to Grey.
Reporting on the defences and strategic positions in the Southern District.
Paper   4ff.
A1337   2 March 1798
Letter from Oliver Delancey (Barrack Master General) to Grey.
Concerning the design of the barracks at Silver Hill.
Paper   1f.
A1338   2 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a report [on the proposed barracks at Silver Hill], the Collector at Eastbourne, the arrest of traitors at Margate, officers for flank corps, and the purchase of Captain Kitson's commission.
Paper   2ff.
A1339a   28 February - 3 March 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an application to him from Dundas for his votes in favour of Colonel Toone as a director of the East India Company and his promise to support Mr. Plowden, the proposed distribution of prize money and Grey's share of it, Colonel Skerritt, Major Gleghorn, Major Andrew Ross, and Mrs. Fisher.
Paper   2ff.
A1339b   3 March 1798
Copy letter from Fisher to Messrs. Winter and Kaye.
Concerning the sale of stock for the purpose of making a distribution of prize money to the captors of Martinique, with a financial statement in respect of prize business in respect of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A1340   6 March 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the augmentation of the yeomanry and volunteers in the Southern District, and intelligence about French plans to invade England.
Paper   2ff.
A1341   8 March 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning ground for barracks at Silver Hill.
Paper   1f.
A1342a   8 March 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the £53 with which Grey was charged and required to account for, and prize business - payments to be made to the French claimants and a fund to meet American claims.
Paper   2ff.
A1342b   6 March 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Pointing out that Grey had no right to proceed to a division of prize money until a grant was made by the Crown.
Paper   1f.
A1343
f.1r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 9 March 1798.
Concerning Commissary Watson's success, his enmity towards Jaffray, and the debt for which he was imprisoned.
f.1v. Copy letter from Thomas Watson to Fisher, 7 March 1798.
Concerning the death of two relatives, the decision about his pay, his desire for active service, especially under Grey, and his intention of vengeance against Jaffray.
Paper   2ff.
A1344   10 March 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey, with copy letter from Fisher to Bernard Cobbe [Inspector General of Accounts at the Audit Office], 10 March 1798.
Concerning £53 for which Grey had given a bill to Sir Charles Gordon, when Governor of St. Lucia, to pay a secretary.
Paper   2ff.
A1345
Intelligence received from France, February - March [1798].
Concerning preparations for invasion of England.
[This document bears the date 1805 (in pencil) but this is certainly inaccurate. The correct date appears to be c.13 March 1798.]
Paper   2ff.
A1346
Papers on the positioning of British ships at strategic points to repel the enemy.
Paper   2ff.
A1347   14 March 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning procedure whereby commanders had to account for the public money they received and the £53 for which Grey had to account, prize matters, applications for the post of Lieut.-Governor of Chelsea in succession to General Hale, Mrs. Fisher's health and Fisher's hope of being able to rejoin his regiment in a few weeks.
Paper   2ff.
A1348   15 March 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning officers absent without leave, and the appointment of Major-General Lord Pembroke to the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1349   16 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a successor to Captain Kitson, leave of absence for Captain Torre (?), Lieut.-Colonel Pratt's case, and the erection of barracks at Reading Street.
Paper   4ff.
A1350   17 March 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a letter from Grey.
Paper   1f.
A1351   19 March 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning an inspection of the Yeomanry and Volunteer Corps of Cavalry and Infantry.
Paper   2ff.
A1352
f.1r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 19 March 1798.
Concerning correspondence with Kaye, a rumour that General Dalrymple was to succeed General Hale at Chelsea, and the state of Ireland.
f.1v. Copy letter from Fisher to J. Kaye, 16 March 1798.
Concerning the adjustment of the French claims and the distribution of the Martinique prize money which Grey wished to be done as soon as possible, and a sum of £80 (Leeward Islands currency) which was due from McBurnie.
f.2r. Copy reply of J. Kaye to the foregoing letter, 17 March 1798.
Asking him to assure Grey that he would lose no time in getting the Martinique claims against the captors of prize goods settled.
Paper   2ff.
A1353a   22 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the sea fencibles.
Paper   2ff.
A1353b   21 March 1798
Enclosed:
List of post captains and commanders appointed to superintend the sea fencibles in the Southern District.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1354a   22 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captains Hamilton and Popham.
Paper   2ff.
A1354b   22 March 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from [Sir] Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning a letter and enclosures (instructions to officers on the coast) he had sent to Brownrigg.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1355   22 March 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Fisher.
Concerning a return of the troops in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A1356   23 March 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning General Dumourier's memoranda; and plans to meet invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A1357a   27 March 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Collector Bontein's letter and the late Colonel Thomas Grey's business, Mrs. Fisher's health, General Dalrymple's appointment as Lieut.-Governor of Chelsea, General Staates Long Morris' reasons for refusing that post, and Fisher's proposal as to his being reimbursed for expenses of postage, clerkage, etc. in connexion with prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A1357b
Enclosed:
Draft letter which Fisher proposed that Grey should write to him 28 May 1798, authorising him to make certain charges for the above-mentioned expenses.
Paper   2ff.
A1358   28 March 1798
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the plans of Commissary General Motz for supplying the troops in the Eastern and Southern Districts with provisions and waggons.
Paper   4ff.
A1359   30 March 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning recruitment by the fencible regiments, supply arrangements in the Southern District, barracks at Riding Street, and guns to defend the passes of the river Rother.
Paper   3ff.
A1360   30 March 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Dumourier, and administration in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
1798 [Pt.2]
A1361a   2 April 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the report by Trinity House of 14 February 1797 [No. 1361c].
Paper   2ff.
A1361b   15 March 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Robert Preston to William Pitt.
Concerning the implementation of the measures suggested in the report.
Paper   2ff.
A1361c   14 February 1797
Enclosed:
Copy report made by order of the elder brethren of Trinity House to the Admiralty on the means of preventing any attempt by the French fleet to proceed up the Thames or Medway.
[The report is in the form of a letter from David Court to Evan Nepean.]
Paper   3ff.
A1362   2 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the rebellion in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1363   3 April 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a warrant required to secure Fisher's staff pay in respect of his command at Sheerness, and Captain Gore's marriage.
Paper   1f.
A1364   3 April 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning arrangements he was making to inspect yeomanry cavalry and volunteer infantry, and Sir C. Gordon's business [the £53 for which Grey had to account].
Paper   1f.
A1365   4 April 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Collector Bontein and business that must be taken out of his hands, and the postages of letters.
Paper   2ff.
A1366   4 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning escort for (state) prisoners from the Tower to Maidstone.
Paper   2ff.
A1367   6 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Hamilton's paper, the castles on the coast of Kent, the formation of the Grenadier and Light Infantry Companies into battalions and the formation of flank companies by militia regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1368   6 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the nautical defence of the Southern and Eastern Districts.
Paper   2ff.
A1369   7 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning a brigade major at Brighton, and the raising of the strength of the flank companies of militia regiments.
Paper   1f.
A1370   9 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning a Sussex County meeting at which Grey should meet the Duke of Richmond.
Paper   2ff.
A1371   10 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to copy letter from Mr. Rose [missing] giving the decision of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury on a letter from Grey of 28 March which had been referred to them by order of the Duke of York.
Paper   1f.
A1372   11 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Cornet Lovelace's absence and informing him that Croydon and Romford were for military purposes to be considered as part of the London District.
Paper   1f.
A1373   12 April 1798
“Instructions from His Royal Highness The Commander in Chief to the Generals Commanding Districts”.
Concerning tactics to be followed in case of invasion.
Paper   4ff.
A1374   12 April 1798
Copy circular letter from Henry Dundas to the Lords Lieutenant of Counties.
On making returns of live and dead stock and drafting militia.
Paper   4ff.
A1375   [1798 (?)]
Secret memoranda by Captain Home Popham submitted to Lord Spencer.
On the possibility of destroying the sluice-gates of the Bruges Canal and the lock-gates leading into it from the harbour of Ostend, with estimate of the force required and suggested plan of campaign.
Paper   12ff.
A1376   13 April 1798
Most secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham and his plan; enemy boats and Grey's attitude towards them compared with that of others.
Paper   2ff.
A1377   14 April 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.

Ordering the replacement of Irish troops on account of the trials of the state prisoners at Maidstone.
Paper   1f.
A1378a   14 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning measures to render Ashford Barracks healthy, flank companies, and Lieut.-Colonel Shadwell and his post at Maidstone.
Paper   4ff.
A1378b
Attached:
Letter from William Carter (junior) to Sir Robert Laurie, n.d.
Concerning measures to render Ashford Barracks healthy.
Paper   2ff.
A1378c   12 April 1798
Letter from Sir James Murray Pulteney to Lieut.-General Sir Robert Laurie.
Concerning Lord Downe and the formation of flank companies, the alterations suggested by Dr. Carter for Ashford Barracks and the proposed encampment of part of the men in an adjoining field.
Paper   2ff.
A1378d   12 April 1798
Letter from John Christopher Viscount Downe (Colonel of 2nd West Yorkshire Militia) to Major-General Sir James Pulteney.
Concerning the flank companies of his regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1379a   14 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1379b   14 April 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Lieut.-Colonel Shadwell, concerning precautions to be taken against possible attempts to rescue state prisoners at Maidstone, and the continuance of Shadwell's post.
Paper   2ff.
A1380   14 April 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham's plan to meet invasion.
Paper   4ff.
A1381   [15 April 1798]
Draft letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Replying to his letter of 14 April 1798.
[This draft is written partly on the blank space, back and front, of a letter from Henry Maister to Grey, 15 April 1798, informing him of the arrival of Captain Torre and Lieut. Langley at Deal.]
Paper   4ff.
A1382a   15 April 1798
Copy estimate by Grey, Major-General Eyre Coote, and Captain Home Popham of the military and naval force required for a secret expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1382b
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A1383a   15 April 1798
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning the castles of the Cinque Ports and intelligence about French plans against Ireland and the coast of England.
Paper   2ff.
A1383b-c
2 typescript copies.
Each 2ff.
A1384a   16 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1384b
Enclosed:
Intelligence concerning French plans to make an attempt in Ireland and possibly on the English coast.
Paper   1f.
A1385   16 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning intelligence about French plans to invade England.
Paper   2ff.
A1386   18 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham's expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1387   19 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning supplies of arms and accoutrements.
Paper   1f.
A1388   21 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the formation of flank companies.
Paper   2ff.
A1389   21 April 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the offer of the Herefordshire Regiment to serve anywhere in Europe.
Paper   1f.
A1390   23 April 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Covering letter to several enclosures [on naval and military matters] which are not now present.
Paper   2ff.
A1391   23 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning absentee officers from the garrison of Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1392   [endorsed 24 April 1798]
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Asking Grey to use influence in his favour evidently in connexion with the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1393   24 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the movement of seven Light Infantry Companies of Guards to Rochester and Sittingbourne where they were to receive Grey's orders.
Paper   2ff.
A1394   24 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the prevention of false alarms at coastal signal posts, and Major-General Coote.
Paper   2ff.
A1395   25 April 1798
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Recommending promotion of Colonel Fisher to the rank of Major-General.
Paper   1f.
A1396   25 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Surgeon William Price of the Monmouth and Brecon Regiment on account of ill-health.
Paper   2ff.
A1397   25 April 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the creation of 17 field-marshals, a general order of 20 April 1798, issued by Alexander Loraine (Major of Brigade in Sir William Howe's district) and addressed to Lieut.-General Bertie, on the making up of deficiencies in arms and accoutrements of the regiments in that district [quoted], Commissary Watson's affairs and his desire to serve under Grey, letters that Grey might write in Watson's favour, details of Grey's income and Fisher's advice on the question whether Grey should appeal against his tax assessments.
Paper   2ff.
A1398   25 April 1798
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Informing him that Captain Popham was to command the expedition and that the Duke of York had refused to allow Coote to go to Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1399   26 April 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning a proposed expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1400   27 April 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Thanking Grey for seeking to secure him promotion, concerning his hopes of being able to assist Grey soon, and recommending his nephew to do temporary secretarial work.
Paper   2ff.
A1401   27 April 1798
Suggestions by Major-General Eyre Coote and Captain Home Popham on the equipment and training (for the expedition against Ostend).
Paper   2ff.
A1402   28 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning precautions against false alarms on the coast, sickness among the troops at Ashford, Fisher's request for promotion, and Lord Pembroke who would be placed under Grey's command.
Paper   3ff.
A1403   28 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a proposed expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1404   29 April 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning copies of orders about baggage and marches.
Paper   2ff.
A1405   30 April 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Informing him that official instructions would be sent to him soon.
Paper   2ff.
A1406   30 April 1798
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham's expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1407   30 April 1798
Letter from Colonel J. Macleod to Grey.
Concerning guns, and ammunition etc. for Captain Popham's expedition.
4ff. [1f. blank.]
A1408   30 April 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning camp equipage for the corps from the Eastern District who failed to take theirs with them, and instructions for the proposed expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1409a
Memorandum for Grey.
Concerning fire-balls.
Paper   1f.
A1409b
Minutes of letter from Lord Spencer to Captain Popham concerning fire-balls.
Paper   1f.
A1410
Papers asserting that after the object of the Ostend expedition was attained Captain Popham should proceed to attack Flushing.
Paper   1f.
A1411
Memorandum with respect to Flushing [by Major-General Eyre Coote(?)].
Suggesting a plan of attack.
Paper   1f.
A1412
State of the corps to be employed on a secret expedition.
(An analysis of officers and men comprizing each of 6 corps concerned in the expedition.)
Paper   2ff.
A1413
Provisional naval plan of attack [on Ostend].
Paper   2ff.
A1414
Military plan of attack [on Ostend] showing the positions to be assumed by the various corps concerned.
Paper   2ff.
A1415
Plan of Ostend and neighbourhood.
Paper   1f.
A1416a   1 May 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1416b   19 April 1798
Copy letter from Richard White (acting barrack master at Battle) to Henry Dundas.
Concerning stores of gunpowder at Battle where it might be captured by the enemy.
Paper   2ff.
A1417a   1 May 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1417b   1 May 1798
Most secret letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Giving instructions concerning the expedition to Ostend, Flushing, etc.
Paper   4ff.
A1418   1 May 1798
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning equipment for Captain Popham's expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1419   1 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning measures to be taken to improve the health of the troops at Ashford, and the uniforms of aides de camp.
Paper   2ff.
A1420   2 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend and a commission for Mr. Pratt who was to be a guide.
Paper   2ff.
A1421   3 May 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the proposed expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1422a   3 May 1798
Letter from Colonel J. Macleod to Grey.
Informing him that ordnance and equipment for the expedition to Ostend was being sent to him.
Paper   2ff.
A1422b   3 May 1798
Enclosed:
Return of brass ordnance, ammunition and stores laden on board the brig Lewis.
[Signed by John Geast, commissary of artillery, and addressed to Colonel Macleod.]
Paper   1f.
A1422c
Attached:
Return of articles packed for one petard.
Paper   1f.
A1423   4 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the accommodation of troops at Sandwich.
Paper   2ff.
A1424   4 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of troops for Ostend, Grey's want of miners and the inadvisability of employing militiamen for the purpose.
Paper   2ff.
A1425   4 May 1798
Secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1426a   4 May 1798
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Cuppage to Grey.
Informing him that he had sent orders to Lieut. Clifton in pursuance of Grey's letter.
Paper   2ff.
A1426b   4 May 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Cuppage to Clifton.
Giving him orders concerning the stores on the brig Lewis.
Paper   2ff.
A1427   [5(?) May 1798]
Queries and answers to Mr. Huskinsson concerning Captain Popham's expedition (4 queries evidently from William Huskisson to Grey and copy of answers by Major-General Eyre Coote and Captain Home Popham written as if from Grey], and note from Coote and Popham to Grey on the subject.
Paper   4ff.
A1428   [5(?) May 1798]
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Concerning his orders, the defeat of the Irish rebels and his plan to attack Calais, Dieppe, etc. to divert the enemy's attention from Flushing.
Paper   4ff.
A1429   5 May 1798
Most secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning a hospital ship for the expedition to Ostend, and the proposed landing on the Island of Ameland.
Paper   2ff.
A1430a   5 May 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business, Father Trepsac's claim, money to be paid to the captors, Colonel Manningham and his view about the promotion of colonels, the rumoured promotion of Lord Adam Gordon to be field marshal and his replacement as Commander in Chief in Scotland by Abercrombie, and the removal of Sir William Howe to Portsmouth.
Paper   1f.
A1430b   4 May 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the following letter.
Paper   1f.
A1430c   4 May 1798
Copy letter from Messrs. Winter, Kaye and Maynard to James Bush [Procter for the Claimants], concerning the Martinique claims which were to be allowed by the captors and Father Trepsac's claim.
Paper   2ff.
A1431   6 May 1798
Most secret letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Giving instructions concerning an attempt to take possession of the Island of Ameland.
Paper   2ff.
A1432   [6(?) May 1798]
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning preparations for the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1433   7 May 1798
Most secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Sending instructions about the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1434
Extract of letter from Admiral Young to Captain Popham with critical observations by Popham on it.
Concerning the ship Popham had been placed in and Young's proposal that the should be given the loan of a lieutenant and 20 men from another ship.
Paper   1f.
A1435   8 May 1798
Most secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham's final instructions, Popham's dissatisfaction, and the question of establishing batteries on the English coast.
Paper   4ff.
A1436   8 May 1798
Copy most secret instructions from Grey to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Concerning the attack on Ostend and Flushing, etc.
Paper   2ff.
A1437   9 May 1798
Most secret additional instructions from Grey to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Concerning an attempt to be made to capture the Island of Ameland.
Paper   2ff.
A1438a   9 May 1798 [endorsed 10 May]
Draft by Grey of general expedition orders to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Giving instructions in connexion with the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   5ff.
A1438b
Attached:
Sketch of general orders by Major-General Coote.
Giving instructions about the same expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1439   [9(?) May 1798]
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning Captain Popham's instructions and Coote's bewilderment at contradictory instructions.
Paper   2ff.
A1440   [9(?) May 1798]
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Reporting that he would be at Margate the next day.
Paper   2ff.
A1441   9 May 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the flank companies of militia regiments were to be formed into separate corps of grenadiers and light infantry.
Paper   2ff.
A1442   9 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a report on the coast from the Nore to Portsmouth.
Paper   1f.
A1443   10 May 1798
Letter from Thomas Steele to ----.
Concerning the repulsion of French gunboats in their attack on the Island of St. Marcon.
Paper   2ff.
A1444   10 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of a proposal to promote Colonel Fisher to the rank of brigadier general to serve in Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1445   10 May [1798]
Letter from Captain Thomas Hamilton to Grey.
Reporting the arrival of various ships in Margate Roads.
Paper   1f.
A1446   [10(?) May 1798]
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Reporting his arrival in Margate Roads.
Paper   2ff.
A1447   [10(?) May 1798]
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning the plans for the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1448   10 May 1798
Secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning an embargo upon the coast from Hastings to Harwich, and the embarkation of the expedition to Ostend.
4ff. [1f. blank.]
A1449   [11(?) May 1798]
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning his attempt to procure a small vessel for the expedition to Ostend and suggesting an alternative plan if one could not be obtained.
Paper   2ff.
A1450a   11 May 1798
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Stating that he would meet Grey at Margate and thanking him for his "partiality".
Paper   2ff.
A1450b   endorsed 11 May [1798]
Enclosed:
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Complaining about his crew.
Paper   2ff.
A1450c   11 May 1798
Letter from Captain Walker to Major-General Eyre Coote.
Concerning preparations for the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   1f.
A1451   11 May 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning returns made by Fisher, the 16th Regiment of Light Dragoons, the appointment of Major-General Lord Pembroke to the Southern District, Grey's health, and returns of volunteer corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1452   11 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of his plan of attack [on Ostend], the command of the flank corps in his district, and he promotion of colonels to major-generals.
Paper   2ff.
A1453   12 May 1798
Letter from Major-General Eyre Coote to Grey.
Concerning "the Prince".
Paper   2ff.
A1454   12 May 1798
Secret letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   2ff.
A1455   12 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the return of old issue swords by the Lanark and Dumbarton and the Hants. Regiments of Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   1f.
A1456a   12 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1456b   10 May 1798
Copy letter T. Keate to Matthew Lewis.
Suggesting that Dr. Fellows be directed to inspect regimental hospitals in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A1457   12 May 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning arrangements for the expedition in consequence of an accident to Colonel Finch.
Paper   2ff.
A1458
Most secret orders for H.M. ships and vessels under the command of Captain Popham.
Concerning the attack on Ostend.
6ff. [1f. blank.]
A1459
ff.1r.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 13-14 May 1798.
Concerning the proposal to promote Fisher as a brigadier general in Ireland, his anxiety to decline it without prejudicing future chances of promotion, and his request that Grey would refuse to dispense with his services.
f.2r.-v. Draft letter that Fisher proposed that Grey should write to Brownrigg requesting that Fisher should not be removed to Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1460   14 May 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the sailing of the expedition to Ostend and the erection of batteries on the coast of Sussex.
Paper   2ff.
A1461   14 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, the neglect of the Medical Department over the supply of surgical instruments to the surgeon of the Light Infantry Battalion of Guards, and Colonel Finch's wound.
Paper   2ff.
A1462   15 May 1798
Copy secret letter from Grey to William Huskisson.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, and Batteries on the Sussex coast.
Paper   2ff.
A1463   15 May 1798
Copy secret letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, and coastal batteries in England.
Paper   2ff.
A1464   16 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, the dissatisfaction of certain companies over a delay in their being paid, Colonel Finch, and Brownrigg's nephew.
Paper   2ff.
A1465   16 May 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business, a letter from Prince Edward [partly quoted] expressing his desire to serve under Grey, General Coote's appointment to the command at Thanet, and another disappointment Fisher had suffered in not being given the command of an expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1466   17 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, and Colonel Fisher, who would be allowed to remain in his existing situation.
Paper   2ff.
A1467   19 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Ostend, and Colonel Finch.
Paper   2ff.
A1468a   19 May 1798
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1468b   15 May 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from R. Crew [Secretary to the Board of Ordnance] to Brownrigg, concerning a question about the issue of arms from the Depôt at Tynemouth to the Armed Associations, and the policy to be pursued with regard to the arming of these associations.
Paper   2ff.
A1469
f.1r.-v. Copy summons of Major-General Eyre Coote and Captain Home Popham to the Commandant of Ostend, 19 May 1798.
Granting him half an hour to decide whether to surrender the town which would otherwise be bombarded.
f.2r. Reply of Muscar, the Commandant, 30 Floréal.
Refusing to surrender.
Paper   2ff.
A1470a   20 May 1798
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Henry Warde to Grey.
Reporting on Ostend expedition.
Paper   4ff.
A1470b
Copy of the above letter.
Paper   2ff.
A1471   20(?) May 1798
Copy letter from Captain Home Popham to Evan Nepean [Secretary to the Admiralty].
Reporting on the Ostend expedition.
Paper   4ff.
A1472   20 May 1798
Letter from Major-General Harry Burrard to Captain Popham.
Reporting on the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1473   20 May 1798
Letter from Major-General Harry Burrard to Henry Dundas.
Reporting on the Ostend expedition.
Paper   4ff.
A1474   [endorsed 20 May 1798]
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning his impatience for news of the Ostend expedition, and batteries for the Sussex coast.
Paper   2ff.
A1475   21 May 1798
Return of wounded men belonging to his Majesty's forces present in the Hospital at Ostend.
[Signed by John Joberns, surgeon to H.M. Forces.]
Paper   2ff.
A1476   21 May 1798
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Concerning the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1477   21 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Ostend expedition, and steps to have Captain Cholmley of the West York Militia superseded.
Paper   1f.
A1478a   22 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the fate of the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1478b   20 May 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Henry Warde to the Duke of York.
Giving an account of the initial success and ultimate failure of the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1478c   21 May 1798
Copy letter from Captain Home Popham to Brownrigg.
Concerning the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1479a   22 May 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1479b   20 May 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Captain and Lieut.-Colonel Henry Warde to Henry Dundas.
Reporting on the expedition as in No. 1478b.
Paper   2ff.
A1480
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey, n.d. [ 22(?) May 1798 ].
Concerning Major-General Eyre Coote and the Ostend expedition.
Paper   1f.
A1481   22 May 1798
Copy intelligence from Hamburgh concerning a possible enemy attack on Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1482   23 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the troops returned from Ostend and the attempt that would be made to obtain an exchange of prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
A1483   24 May 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the Ostend expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1484   24 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the attempt to be made to obtain an exchange of the prisoners taken at Ostend, the dismissal of Lord Errol from the service, and Colonel Finch's recovery.
Paper   4ff.
A1485   24 May 1798
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Expressing his gratitude to Grey and his eagerness to make further attacks on the enemy coast.
Paper   2ff.
A1486
Translation of extract from Famianus Strada's account of the Duke of Parma's preparations for invading England in 1588 [made for Grey to indicate the importance of the destruction of the sluices at Ostend].
Paper   2ff.
A1487   26 May 1798
Letter from Captain Home Popham to Grey.
Stating that he was preparing plans for a future enterprise.
Paper   2ff.
A1488   26 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Coote's expected despatch, the King's decision about Lord Errol, and the sending of Mr. Joberns, a surgeon, to Ostend to tend the wounded officers who were prisoners there.
Paper   2ff.
A1489   26 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting an inquiry into a complaint by 2 sergeants of the 18th Light Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A1490a   26 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1490b   24 May 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning new signals.
Paper   2ff.
A1491   27 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Joberns (the surgeon who had volunteered to tend the wounded at Ostend) and the documents he would carry.
Paper   2ff.
A1492   28 May 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the sentence of a general court martial on Ensign Grimmett.
Paper   1f.
A1493a   28 May [1798]
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the exchange of prisoners of war, the Cinque Port Fencibles in Grey's district, and events in Ireland.
Paper   4ff.
A1493b   25 May 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Concerning the exchange of prisoners of war.
Paper   4ff.
A1494a   29 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1494b   26 May [1798]
Enclosed:
Copy note from Mr. Wickham to Brownrigg.
Informing him that the Duke of Portland had given the two Lieutenants Aikin of the Bedford Militia the option of resigning, but if they did not they were to be dismissed.
Paper   1f.
A1495   30 May 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the 49th Regiment to Jersey, provision for the families of the prisoners taken at Ostend, Mr. Wardell's claims, the horse artillery, the delay of his recent letters to Grey, General Coote's despatch, Captain Cheamly(?) of the 2nd West York Regiment, and promotion in the 44th Regiment.
Paper   4ff.
1798 [Pt.3]
A1496   1 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the drafting of men from the 18th into the 17th Light Dragoons and the unsatisfactory conduct of the commander of the 18th Light Dragoons, the King's decision about Lord Errol's commission, the disappearance of sickness at Ashford, and the rebellion in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1497   1 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the drafting of privates of the 18th Regiment of Light Dragoons to the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and informing him about a military encampment in Windsor Forest.
Paper   2ff.
A1498   2 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the formation of flank companies.
Paper   1f.
A1499   4 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Grey's health, the deaths of Colonel Campbell and Captain Walker at Ostend, the embarkation of the 23rd and 49th Regiments for Guernsey and Jersey respectively, and the removal of troops from these islands to Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1500   4 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to a petition of innkeepers and publicans of Horsham [missing].
Paper   1f.
A1501a   4 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York had communicated with General Rainsford on the matters contained in the enclosed letters from Prince William to Lieut.-General Sir Robert Laurie.
Paper   1f.
A1501b   18 May 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Major-General Prince William of Gloucester to Lieut.-General Sir Robert Laurie.
Concerning the flank companies of the 44th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1501c   19 May 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from the same to the same.
Concerning the unserviceable state of the accoutrements of the companies of the 44th Regiment under his command.
Paper   2ff.
A1502   6 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the deaths of Colonel Campbell and Captain Walker at Ostend, Grey's aide de camp, and a court martial in the 7th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1503   6 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the Commander of the 7th Light Dragoons would be allowed to select 30 horses out of the whole number of horses belonging to the 18th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1504   8 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the removal of the flank companies of the 44th, 46th and 48th Regiments.
Endorsement.
Note [by Grey(?)] saying that the march of the flank companies of the 48th Regiment must be halted.
Paper   2ff.
A1505a   8 June 1798
Letter from [Sir William Fawcett] to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1505b-d   26 May 1798
Enclosed:
3 copies of general orders, concerning the clothing of officers of the line.
Paper   1f. each
A1506   8 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a plan to place Lieut.-General Hulse in command of reinforcements to be sent to Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1507   8 June 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning an extract from Strada's History of the Netherlands which illustrated the importance of the late expedition to Ostend, naval matters, and the success of the rebels in Wexford.
Paper   2ff.
A1508   9 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-General Hulse, and the rebellion in Ireland.
4ff. [1f. blank.]
A1509   11 June 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Ireland, Napoleon, and Nelson.
Paper   2ff.
A1510   11 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's illness, and the rebellion in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1511   12 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Command in Sussex, the placing of a general officer at Dover, the Duke of York's health, the rebellion in Ireland, and a French move evidently against the East Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A1512   14 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the staff of the corps formed out of the flank companies, the establishments of the 17th and 18th Regiments of Light Dragoons, and the advisability of keeping a force on the Isle of Thanet.
Paper   2ff.
A1513   14 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's health, the powers of the King to dismiss officers, and the rebellion in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1514
f.1r.-v. Copy general orders of Major-General Eyre Coote from Head Quarters on the sand hills 3 miles East of Ostend, 19 May 1798.
Congratulating officers and men on success of the expedition.
f.2r. Copy general orders of same from Ostend, 14 June 1798.
Communicating to the troops an extract of a letter from Brownrigg and assuring them that everything possible would be done to help them in their captivity.
f.2v. Extract of letter from Brownrigg to Major-General Eyre Coote, 27 May 1798.
Expressing the Duke of York's congratulations on the success of the expedition to Ostend and regret at its unfortunate termination.
Paper   2ff.
A1515   15 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's health, a decision on the question whether an officer who had been dismissed the service could sell his commission, and the court martial of a sergeant of the 18th Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1516a   15 June 1798
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the measure proposed in the enclosed document was to be put into effect.
Paper   2ff.
A1516b   4 June 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Surgeon General T. Keate to Brownrigg.
Concerning inspection of regimental hospitals in England and Scotland with list of physicians who should carry it out in the different parts of the country.
Paper   2ff.
A1517   16 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Requesting a return of the officers serving in his district.
Paper   1f.
A1518   16 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1518b   [15 June 1798(?)]
Enclosed:
Letter from Lieut. R. Price of the Glamorgan Militia to Brownrigg.
Expressing the hope that he would not be deprived of his commission because he could not immediately join his regiment (since he was imprisoned in the Fleet).
Paper   2ff.
A1519   16 June 1798
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Requesting information on the cavalry force.
Paper   1f.
A1520   20 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Major William Clarke of the 46th Regiment had been granted leave of absence for one month.
Paper   1f.
A1521   21 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning recruiting for the fencible cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A1522   22 June 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him of proposed staff arrangements in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1523   22 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the conduct of the commander of the 7th Dragoons at the trial of Captain Walhouse, the disturbance that had arisen between the Radnor Militia and the Dock men at Sheerness, the court martial of Captain Babb of the West Middlesex Regiment, the removal of the 18th Dragoons to new quarters, the possible removal of the Hereford Regiment to Ireland, and the campaign against the rebels there.
Paper   2ff.
A1524   23 June 1798
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting disembarkation returns in respect of the forces who took part in the expedition to Ostend.
Paper   1f.
A1525a   23 June 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Grey's desire to be removed to the command of a Regiment of Dragoons on the British establishment.
Paper   1f.
A1525b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A1526   23 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Colonel Fisher to a temporary command at Dover.
Paper   2ff.
A1527   25 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the march of the Herefordshire Militia from Canterbury to Portsmouth and the message Grey has to convey to them.
Paper   2ff.
A1528   27 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning militia regiments that had volunteered for service in Ireland, Colonel Fisher's commission, the question of a separate command for Prince William, and Grey's wishes with respect to removal from the 8th Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1529   28 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a court martial for the trial of Lieut.-Colonel Watson of the 7th Dragoons, the Duke of York's decision on the conduct of certain soldiers of the East Kent Militia, and his approbation of arrangements for the movement of the Hereford Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1530   30 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Prince William of Gloucester and the command at Ashford, and the Duke of York's views on the proceedings of the court martial that tried Captain Walhouse.
Paper   2ff.
A1531a   30 June 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1531b   26 June 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from John Rush to Brownrigg.
Recommending that Captain Chute of the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry should have leave of absence for 4 weeks to recover his health.
Paper   1f.
A1532   2 July 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Requesting a return of the militiamen who had declined to accompany their regiments to Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1533   2 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the erection of batteries for the defence of the coast of Sussex.
Paper   1f.
A1534a   2 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the removal of the signal station from Pagham Point to Barne Rock Battery.
Paper   1f.
A1534b   26 June 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   1f.
A1534c   25 June 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from George Berkeley to Nepean.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   1f.
A1535   3 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Prince William of Gloucester, the Radnor Militia, a deserter from the 3rd Guards, and the countermanding of embarkation orders for part of the reinforcements which were to have been sent to Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1536   9 July 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of the Revd. John Gamble as chaplain to the Duke of York and of Francis Knight as surgeon to the Duke.
Paper   1f.
A1537   12 July 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Giving an account of his visit to London, his meeting with Bontein and visit to the Stock Exchange.
Paper   2ff.
A1538a   12 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of the proposal made in the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1538b   9 July 1798
Enclosed:
Extracts of a letter from M. Keate (Surgeon General) to Mr. Lewis (of the War Office).
Concerning a rearrangement of the medical staff, and the inspection of regimental hospitals.
Paper   1f.
A1539   13 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Sir James Pulteney and Brigade Major Wood, Brigade Major Clay's irregular conduct in proceeding to Ireland, Mr. White who acted in the Commissariat Department at San Domingo, Major-General Coote's report on the treatment he had received and the expectation of the prisoners taken at Ostend that they would be exchanged.
Paper   2ff.
A1540   14 July 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's account with Meyricks, prize business, Bontein's accounts in connexion with George Grey, and Fisher's offer to lend Grey £300.
Paper   2ff.
A1541   14 July 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning brigade majors and the replacing of the Middlesex and Flintshire Regiments in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1542   18 July 1798
Return of the sick of the 1st West York Militia from Ashford Barracks.
[Signed John Marshall, Surgeon.]
Paper   1f.
A1543   19 July 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the exchange of prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1544   20 July 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Strongly objecting to the appointment of Captain-Lieut. Thorley as major of brigade, and informing him of the arrival of the Merionethshire and Radnor Regiments at Dover.
Paper   2ff.
A1545   20 July 1798
Copy of certificate by Grey concerning the contracts for the supply of fresh meat to the troops in the West Indies, with note, in Grey's hand concerning these contracts.
Paper   2ff.
A1546   21 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Lieut. Moore as Adjutant to a battalion of Grenadiers, Major-General Coote's despatches, the improbability of an exchange of prisoners being effected with the French, and the situation in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1547   22 July 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain Thorley's appointment, Fisher's loss of favour with Grey, and the bad state of the Radnor Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1548   24 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Brownrigg's nephew, the negotiations for an exchange of prisoners, the situation in Ireland, and Major-General White.
Paper   2ff.
A1549   25 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements to be made in connexion with the visit of Princess Amelia to Worthing in Sussex.
Paper   1f.
A1550   25 July 1798
Proclamation: Additional Article of War.
Concerning regulation of the ranks of officers of the fencible forces, corps of yeomanry cavalry, and volunteer corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1551   26 July 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Naming surgeons appointed to the grenadier and light infantry battalions.
Paper   1f.
A1552   26 July 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Major-General White, the replacing of the Flintshire and Middlesex Regiments in the Southern District, the removal of the 7th Light Dragoons without Grey's knowledge, and regulations about clothing.
Paper   2ff.
A1553
Receipt, endorsed 28 July 1798, of Thomas Taylor for £25 from Grey [interest due on a joint bond of Sir Henry Grey and Grey].
Paper   1f.
A1554   30 July 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of arrangements made for the visit of Princess Amelia to Worthing.
Paper   1f.
A1555
ff.1v-2r. The battle of the Nile: plan and explanatory notes, including list of French ships captured and destroyed.
f.2v. List of casualties.
Paper   2ff.
A1556   1 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a dispute between Captains Bird and Morrison of the West Middlesex Militia, the Duke of York's view on a question relative to promotion in the militia, and the honour to be given to the Prince of Wales when he visited Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A1557   2 August 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the shooting of an escaped prisoner of war and requesting that the troops be instructed to avoid such action whenever possible.
Paper   2ff.
A1558   6 August 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the supply of buff accoutrements for supplementary men of the Bedfordshire Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1559   9 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Coote Manningham and the command of the flank corps in Grey's district.
Paper   1f.
A1560   14 August 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning contingent allowances to flank battalions.
Paper   1f.
A1561a   16 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the holding of court martials by officers of flank corps of militia, Colonel Manningham, the case of a French general, a prisoner of war, who was allowed to proceed unescorted along the coast from Portsmouth to Dover, the deficiency of officers in the Sussex Militia, and the promotion of Captain Grey.
Paper   3ff.
A1561b   16 August 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Evan Nepean.
Concerning the French General Beragnay D'Hilliers and 2 aides de camp who were allowed to proceed from Portsmouth to Dover unattended.
Paper   2ff.
A1562   16 August 1798
Circular letter from William Windham to Grey.
Concerning payment of officers of flank battalions.
Paper   1f.
A1563a   17 August 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1563b   17 August 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from William Wickham to Matthew Lewis.
Concerning the appointment of Mr. Graham as resident magistrate at Sheerness.
Paper   1f.
A1564   19 August 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain Drewe's return after overstaying his leave, applications for leave of absence for Captain C. Smith, a proposed distribution of prize money, congratulations to Major William Grey, and the exchange of Captain Visscher and Major General England who were both prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1565   19 August 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning £26,000 which Sir Harry [Grey(?)] had to raise for his creditors, and the considerable amount of ready money that Captain George Grey must possess.
Paper   1f.
A1566   21 August 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Buonaparte at Alexandria, and Huskisson's health.
Paper   2ff.
A1567   21 August 1798
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the slowness of the Court of Admiralty in dealing with prize business, the question whether the captors could safely proceed to a distribution of prize money, and the American claims against the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A1568   23 August 1798 [endorsed 24 August]
Copy letter from Grey to J. Kaye.
Concerning the payment of the American claims against the captors of prize property and requesting that every effort be made to bring about a distribution of prize money and the end of the business.
Paper   2ff.
A1569a   25 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1569b   18 August 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from William Henry 3rd Duke of Portland to the Duke of York.
Informing him of the appointment of Mr. Graham as resident magistrate at Sheerness and requesting that he be recommended to the commander of the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1570   28 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the forces in Guernsey, and the Duke of York and the Master General of the Ordnance.
Paper   1f.
A1571   30 August 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Major Grey, and the French landing in Ireland.
Paper   4ff.
A1572
Instructions from Grey to Lieutenant-Generals Sir Robert Laurie and Cornelius Cuyler, commanding in Kent and Sussex, September 1798.
Concerning tactics to be pursued in case of invasion.
Paper   10ff.
1798 [Pt.4]
A1573   1 September 1798
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the despatch of militia corps to Ireland on account of the French landing there.
Paper   2ff.
A1574   2 September 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that Major-General Graham had been appointed to the command of a brigade of militia under orders to proceed to Ireland and that another brigade of militia would be commanded in Ireland by Major General Wemyss.
Paper   2ff.
A1575a   2 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the transfer of Major Grey to an old corps, reinforcements for Ireland, the campaign there, General Coote's return, and the transfer of Lord Pembroke to another district.
Paper   3ff.
A1575b   27 August 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from General Lake.
Reporting the defeat of his forces at Castlebar.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1576   5 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning reinforcements for Ireland, the countermanding of the orders of part of the East Suffolk Regiment who had volunteered for service in Ireland, the situation in Ireland and the encounter at Castlebar, the return of General Coote, and the removal of Major Grey to the 17th Regiment.
Paper   4ff.
A1577   7 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the unsatisfactory state of the East Suffolk Regiment, the want of waggons for the West Kent Regiment, the dispute between the superintendant of the Hospital at Deal and the principal surgeon there, a temporary barrack at Margate Bay, and the campaign in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1578   8 September 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Maister's expedient of providing a small bag to sling across the shoulder to carry additional ammunition, and MacBurnie's bill.
Paper   2ff.
A1579   8 September 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Bontein and the positions he held in the West Indies and the persons who recommended him to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1580   c.9 September 1798
Report by General Humbert on the expedition under his command against Ireland.
Paper   4ff.
A1581   10 September 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Covering letter to several enclosures not now present.
Paper   1f.
A1582   11 September 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning documents received from Mr. McConnell in connexion with prize business, and Jennings' business.
Paper   2ff.
A1583   11 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning proceedings against Mr. Jackson of Hastings, and the campaign in Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1584a   12 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Congratulating him on the good news from Ireland.
A1584b   8 September 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Sir Herbert Taylor to Viscount Castlereagh.
Concerning the campaign in Ireland and defeat of the enemy.
Paper   2ff.
A1584c   8 September 1798
Copy letter from Lord Cornwallis to the Duke of Portland.
Concerning the surrender of the French invaders and defeat of the Irish rebels.
Paper   2ff.
A1585a   12 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of the suggestion made in the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1585b   5 September 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning the command of the troops in the dockyards, and the position of general officers of marines in the army.
Paper   2ff.
A1586   14 September 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a conversation with Kaye about giving an acquittal to Kerr's executors on their assigning all debts, Jennings' and Captain George Grey's business.
Paper   2ff.
A1587   16 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the posting of General Coote and Colonel Fisher, Lieut. Whisher's pay, and his own holidays.
Paper   2ff.
A1588a   17 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1588b   14 September 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Rupert George, Ambrose Serle, John Schank, and J. Marsh [Commissioners for the Transport Service] to Brownrigg.
Informing him that Lewis L'Heritier was to be released and allowed to return to France in exchange for Major-General Coote.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1589   17 September 1798
Copy letter from William Huskisson to Mathew Lewis.
Concerning drill allowances for volunteer corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1590   25 September 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the conduct of the business of his department during his (Brownrigg's) holiday, the irregular conduct of the medical department, the depletion of forces in England as a result of the situation in Ireland, the defeat of the French fleet in the Mediterranean and Buonaparte's successful landing [in Egypt].
Paper   2ff.
A1591   27 September 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning a prosecution to be instituted against Mr. Jackson, a magistrate of Hastings, for obstruction of the King's service.
Paper   2ff.
A1592   1 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a bulletin and confirming Nelson's victory, the Brest fleet, and the defeat of the rebels in County Mayo.
Paper   2ff.
A1593a   2 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Prince of Wales' accident, details of Nelson's victory and despatches from Buonaparte that had been intercepted.
Paper   4ff.
A1593b
Enclosed:
List of ships engaged and not engaged in the battle near Rosetta with notes of the French ships taken or destroyed and of those which escaped.
Paper   2ff.
A1593c   2 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy of statement issued from the Admiralty concerning the above victory.
Paper   2ff.
A1594a   3 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements at Dover with respect to French officers on parole who were to be returned to France.
Paper   2ff.
A1594b   28 September 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Rupert George, Ambrose Serle, John Shank and John Marsh [Commissioners of the Transport Service] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1595   6 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the celebration of Nelson's victory by the troops on Barham Down, and promising a reply to several of his letters the next day.
Paper   2ff.
A1596   6 October 1798
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the formation of flank companies into battalions in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A1597a   8 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the irregularity of the Surgeon General's having granted leave of absence to the senior surgeon at Deal hospital without Grey's consent, the dispute between Mr. Whitelock and Lieut.-Colonel Smith, Colonel Fisher's command, the Barracks at Canterbury, the dispute between Captains Bird and Morrison, and the appointment of Captain Hardyman as brigade major.
Paper   4ff.
A1597b   7 October 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from William Wickham to Brownrigg.
Concerning a letter which Grey had intercepted and which contained matter which had given rise to suspicions of treasonable activities.
Paper   2ff.
A1598   8 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the failure of certain persons to provide waggons during the march of the West Kent Regiment from Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A1599   11 October 1798
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the failure of some regiments of cavalry and infantry to adhere strictly to H.M. regulations in their exercise.
Paper   1f.
A1600   12 October 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished that an inspection should be made of all the regiments in his district, and concerning batmen.
Paper   2ff.
A1601a   13 October 1798
Letter from Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning a plan of invasion received from Paris, and Grey's application for an allowance as temporary governor of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A1601b
Language:   French
Report of Citizen R---- to the Directory on the invasion of England and Ireland, 15 August ----.
Paper   6ff.
A1601c
English translation of the above document.
Paper   3ff.
A1602a   15 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the exchange of Major-General Coote's staff who were held by the French, and mutinous soldiers in the 7th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1602b   11 September 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter Brownrigg to General Sir William Pitt.
Giving the Duke of York's decision on a dispute between Captains Bird and Morrison of the West Middlesex Militia over precedence in rank.
Paper   2ff.
A1602c   13 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Surgeon-General Keate.
Informing him of the Duke of York's disapprobation of the fact that leave of absence was granted to Mr. Whitelock of Deal Hospital without Grey's concurrence and concerning the conduct that was to be observed with regard to leave of absence of medical officers in future.
Paper   2ff.
A1602d
Attached:
Extract of the above letter to Keate.
Paper   2ff.
A1603a   18 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Expressing the hope that all the enemy's equipment in Ireland would be captured.
Paper   1f.
A1603b
Bulletin reporting the defeat of the Brest fleet off the Irish coast and capture of French ships in the Mediterranean.
Paper   2ff.
A1604   20 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning court martials to be held at Eastbourne and Guilford, the state of the Hertford Regiment, clothing for troops, the communication being kept up by smugglers with the French coast, the appointment of Major-Generals Whyte and Pigot to the staff of Grey's District, the Duke of York's health, and the campaign in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1605   20 October 1798
Extract of letter dated Augsbourg.
Reporting the French invasion of the territory of the Grisons, and Austrian countermeasures.
Paper   2ff.
A1606   21 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Sir John Warren's victory off the Irish coast, and conflicting reports from the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A1607   22 October 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of several major generals to serve under him.
Paper   2ff.
A1608   26 October 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Captain Hardyman as brigade major, leave of absence for subalterns, and a court martial to inquire into a dispute between Captain Madden and the captain of a ship on which he travelled.
Paper   2ff.
A1609   26 October 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Sir James Bontein and Captain George Grey's business, arrangements for possible proceedings against Madame Malvault, the captured water pipes and the method of sale of them, the investment of money received from McBurnie and continued investment in the name of Sir John Jervis although his style has now changed.
Paper   2ff.
A1610a   26 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the following enclosures.
Paper   1f.
A1610b   20 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Lord Cavan to Sir Herbert Taylor.
Concerning Sir John Warren's prizes and a naval engagement in which the Mermaid was badly damaged.
Paper   2ff.
A1610c   21 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from M. De Courcy to the General Commanding H.M. Forces at Carrick Fergus.
Requesting him to receive prisoners from 2 captured French frigates.
Paper   2ff.
A1611a   27 October 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Explaining why the Marquess of Lothian has been appointed to command the 11th Light Dragoons instead of Grey and concerning the promotion of Captain Visscher.
Paper   2ff.
A1611b   21 October 1798
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Major-General Nugent to General Hewitt.
Concerning naval engagements off the Irish coast.
Paper   2ff.
A1612   31 October 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the presentation of an address from the Island of Guernsey to the King on Nelson's victory over the French fleet off Alexandria.
Paper   1f.
A1613a   31 October 1798
Bulletin from Dublin.
Concerning French ships which put into Killala Bay and movements of British ships.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1613b   28 October 1798
Attached:
Copy examination of James Walsh, an English seaman who had been taken prisoner but had escaped from the French ships at Killala.
Paper   2ff.
A1614   - October 1798
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting an investigation into the cause of desertion in the 17th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1615a   2 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning French attempts on Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1615b
Enclosed:
Copies of the following letters, all concerning the arrival of enemy ships at Killala:
Lieut. Walsh to Brigadier-General Campbell, 27 October 1798.
Brigadier-Major Cunninghame to Major-General Trench, 27 October 1798.
Mr. Ormsby to Mrs. Ormsby, 27 October [1798].
Major Winstanley to Brigadier-Major Cunninghame, 27 October 1798.
The Hon. Major Acheson to Major-General Trench, 28 October 1798.

Paper   2ff.
A1616   3 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the conduct of Major-General Coote and the Marquis of Salisbury, and a petition of the inn-keepers at Seaford.
Paper   2ff.
A1617a   3 November 1798
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosures.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1617b   29 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Sir William Fawcett (Adjutant-General).
Informing him that brigade major generals in the different districts were to be considered as assistants in his (Fawcett's) department, and concerning the appointment of assistant adjutants general in case of vacancies.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1617c   29 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brownrigg to Lieut.-General Dundas (Quarter-Master-General).
Informing him that the assistant quarter master generals in the different districts were to be considered as belonging to his (Dundas') department, and concerning nomination to vacancies.
Paper   2ff.
A1618   2 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning passports for 13 French prisoners of war.
Paper   1f.
A1619   5 November 1798
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning vacant ribbons and Major-General Coote.
Paper   2ff.
A1620   6 November 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the deficiency in strength of the South Middlesex Regiment and the provision of grenadier caps for Colonel Morrison's Company.
Paper   1f.
A1621   6 November 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning officers who were to take part in a court martial.
Paper   1f.
A1622a   6 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the drafting abroad of mutinous soldiers of the 7th Light Dragoons, and news from Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1622b   31 October 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Lord Cavan to Captain Sir Herbert Taylor.
Reporting the arrival in Lough Swilly of The Hoche captured by Sir John Warren, and informing him that Theobald Wolfe Tone and other Irish "renegades" were captives.
Paper   2ff.
A1623   8 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning naval engagements.
Paper   1f.
A1624   9 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an insurrection at Brabant and Malines.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letters from Sir Charles Morgan to Grey, 9 November 1798 see No. 2251.]
A1625   10 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an enquiry to be made into circumstances stated in letters from Matthew Lewis, Mr. Whitelocke, and the Surgeon General.
Paper   2ff.
A1626   16 November 1798
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning a dispute between the superintendant of Deal military hospital and the senior medical officer there.
Paper   2ff.
A1627a   17 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting that an escort be provided for the purposes stated in the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1627b   15 November 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Rupert George, Ambrose Serle, and William Albany Otway (Commissioners of Transport) to Brownrigg, requesting an escort for 26 French prisoners from Hastings to Chatham.
Paper   2ff.
A1628   19 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Asking whether the 17th Regiment was in a fit state to be sent to Portugal.
Paper   1f.
A1629   21 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements by the Commissioners for the Transport Service for the return of French prisoners to France via London and Dover.
Paper   2ff.
A1630   23 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning M. Le Mesurier and his subordination to the Commissary General.
Paper   2ff.
A1631   25 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the action taken on receipt of his letters and that the 17th Light Dragoons were to be sent to Portugal.
Paper   1f.
A1632   26 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements for the reception of 230 exchanged prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1633   26 November 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a list of prisoners who were to be allowed to return to France.
Paper   2ff.
A1634a   26 November 1798
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the procedure to be followed when accommodation was required for troops.
Paper   1f.
A1634b
Copy of the above circular.
Paper   2ff.
A1635   26 November 1798
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the conducting of exchanged prisoners of war from Rye to Chatham.
Paper   1f.
A1636   29 November 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business and letters he had written to McConnell and Collector Grant, the sale of the water pipes, and the pressure of business on him.
Paper   2ff.
A1637   4 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the augmentation of the strength of the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry, and deficiencies in their arms.
Paper   2ff.
A1638   5 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's observations on the probability of attacks being made on the English coast.
Paper   2ff.
A1639   6 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the obstruction of customs officers at Newhaven by men of the West Essex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1640   8 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning M. Le Mesurier's threat to resign as Commissary in the Southern District if he was to be subordinated to the Commissary General.
Paper   2ff.
A1641   9 December 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter to Kaye, forces he might command under Grey if made a major general, Major-General Villettes, and a command that might be given to Fisher's nephew.
Paper   2ff.
A1642
Copy letter published in the Sun of 10 December 1798, as if written by Grey to Major-General Whyte.
Concerning tactics to be pursued in case of invasion.
Paper   2ff.
A1643a   10 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that reconnaissance had been made of certain French ports, and concerning the intended meeting of colonels of militia and the question of flank companies.
Paper   2ff.
A1643b   8 December 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning the following document.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1643c   6 December 1798
Copy letter from Captain Lloyd to Admiral Peyton.
Reporting on his reconnaissance of Dieppe, Boulogne, and the ports on the French coast between them.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1644   12 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the conduct of Lieut. Moss of the Sussex Militia, the proposed meeting of colonels of militia, leave of absence for Prince William of Gloucester, the 9th Foot, pistols for the 17th Light Dragoons, Lieut.-Generals Hulse and Cuyler.
Paper   2ff.
A1645   13 December 1798
Letter from Charles [2nd Earl] Grey to Grey.
Concerning prize business - the French and American claims against the captors, the difficulty arising out of seizures afloat, the new Judge of the Court of Admiralty, decisions against the captors, and his advice to apply to the Ministers to indemnify the captors against demands in excess of what was actually received, Jenning's business, and Lord St. Vincent and Lord Keith.
Paper   4ff.
A1646   13 December 1798 (?)
Receipt of Robert Farquhar for £50 from Grey [interest due on a bond].
Paper   1f.
A1647   13 December 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning a court martial to try Quarter Master Dyke of the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons for malpractices.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from M. Lewis to Fisher, 13 December 1798, see No. 2251.]
A1648a   14 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Moss, Le Mesurier, Captain Gore and the purchase of promotion, Major Hayman and the sale of his commission, and Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Saumarez and his situation at Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1648b
Enclosed:
Report of the alleged massacre of Buonaparte and several of his officers in Egypt.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1649   14 December 1798
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Charles [2nd Earl] Grey's proposal for settling the American prize claims, the pressure of business which had prevented him from dining at Grey's, the half-yearly returns of the forces in the Southern District, and the West Kent and Hereford Regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1650   15 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished to consult him personally on certain points.
Paper   2ff.
A1651   15 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the coastal posts, and the additional supply of coal to guard rooms.
Paper   1f.
A1652a   18 December 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of money arising from the sale of contraband goods.
Paper   2ff.
A1652b   14 December 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Colonel Thomas Cooper Everitt to Lieut.-Colonel Taylor.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   1f.
A1652c   3 May 1787
Copy circular letter from George Yonge of the War Office to officers commanding cavalry regiments.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1652d   24 May 1787
Copy letter from George Yonge to the Judge Advocate General.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1652e   4 June 1787
Copy letter from Charles Gould [to George Yonge].
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1653   1 Nivôse [21 December 1798]
“Bonepart's [sic] Proclamation to the inhabitants of Cairo”.
Announcing restoration of the Divan and claiming to be divinely guided.
Paper   2ff.
A1654a   21 December 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the insufficiency of the clothing and accoutrements of the South Middlesex Regiment of Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1654b   13 December 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Prince William Frederick to Lieut.-General Sir Robert Laurie, Bart.
Reporting on the state of the troops under his command.
Paper   2ff.
A1655   21 December 1798
Letter from Robert Makepeace to Grey.
Concerning various letters he had sent in an unsuccessful attempt to get some business expedited [in connexion with a service of plate he had supplied to Grey at the order of the Supreme Council of Martinique].
Paper   1f.
A1656   22 December 1798
Certificate issued by Grey to Brigadier-General Arnold concerning salt beef which was captured by the enemy in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A1657   22 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Major Fellowes of the Hungtingdon Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1658   22 December 1798
Note from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the retirement of Major Hayman of the 4th Regiment, and the promotion of Major Wilder and Captain Gore.
Paper   2ff.
A1659   22 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Board about French Prisoners of War.
Paper   1f.
A1660   22 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Commissioners.
Paper   2ff.
A1661a   25 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1661b   22 December 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Surgeon-General Keate to Brownrigg.
Recommending that three weeks' leave of absence be granted to Ensign Bragge of the Monmouth and Brecon Militia.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1662a   26 December 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of horses to be supplied to the 12th Light Dragoons in Portugal.
Paper   2ff.
A1662b   24 December 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to the Officer Commanding the -- Regiment of Light Dragoons.
This letter is a copy of the Duke of York's circular orders to the 7th and 10th Regiment of Light Dragoons concerning horses which they were to supply.
Paper   2ff.
A1663   28 December 1798
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Clarifying instructions about the inspection of horses.
Paper   2ff.
A1664   28 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning his delay in answering Grey's letters, the conduct of men of the Essex Militia in respect of the Revenue Officers at Newhaven, the absence of all the Field Officers of the Huntingdon Militia, Major Fellows' leave of absence, opposition to the Flank Battalions, the time of embarkation of the 17th Light Dragoons, an aide de camp for Grey, the construction of a guard room near Folkstone, the resignation of Captain Hardyman from the Southern District, Dr. Wardell, the case of Lieut. Tidy, and Grey's wish for removal from the 8th Dragoons.
Paper   4ff.
A1665   28 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Board about French prisoners.
Paper   1f.
A1666   31 December 1798
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Board about French prisoners.
Paper   2ff.
A1667   1798(?)
Secret memorandum for Grey's perusal on the advisability of capturing the Island of Walcheren and suggesting a plan of attack.
Paper   6ff.
A1668   December 1798
Memorandum of the defences of the Island of Walcheren.
Paper   2ff.
A1669
Account of Joseph Harrison to Grey in respect of payments of interest, November - December 1798.
Paper   2ff.
1799 [Pt.1]
A1670a   [c.1799(?)]
Language:   French
Copy letter from W. J. [Count de Wendel Jarlfberg] to Lord Grenville.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1670b
Language:   French
Enclosed:
Extract from observations [by the Prince of Hesse] on possible French strategy in an invasion of England, and the method of defence that should be adopted against it.
Paper   2ff.
A1670c-d
English translation of the above letter and enclosure.
[The enclosure is endorsed "Translation of the within Intelligence from the Danish Minister".]
Paper   2ff. each
A1671a   1 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the pistols issued to the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry in 1794 and 1795 which had become unserviceable.
Paper   1f.
A1671b   26 December 1798
Enclosed:
Copy letter R.H. Crew [Secretary to the Board of Ordnance] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the arms of the Hampshire Fencibles.
Paper   1f.
A1672   1 January 1799
Note from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Board about French prisoners.
Paper   1f.
A1673   2 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Dr. Fellowes' report, the exchange of the troops captured at Ostend, the scarcity of coal in Kent, Lord Cornwallis' health, and Brownrigg's conduct of business.
Paper   2ff.
A1674   3 January 1799
Note from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Transport Board.
Paper   1f.
A1675   4 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the resignation of Commissary Le Mesurier and the appointment of Deputy Commissary General Browne as his successor in the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A1676   8 January 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a bond from Valentine Jones and the recovery of money from Bontein, and Fisher's efforts on behalf of Grey and his family.
Paper   2ff.
A1677   11 January 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a bill of exchange from Sir James Bontein.
Paper   1f.
A1678a   14 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1678b   11 February 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Rupert George, Ambrose Serle and William Otway [Transport Commissioners] to Brownrigg.
Concerning 4 French prisoners who were to be returned to France.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1679   15 January 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning proceedings which he thought should be taken against Sir James Bontein in connexion with the affairs of Captain George Grey and the late Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letter from Harry Calvert to Grey, 15 January 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1680   16 January 1799
Copy letter from Fisher to William Cook.
Concerning proceedings to be taken against Sir James Bontein in connexion with money due from him to Captain George Grey and the late Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1681a   16 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major-General Coote's being allowed to go to Ireland, concerning the barracks at Silver Hill, a son of Dr. Browne of Rochester, a gratuity to Dr. Carter for inspecting Ashford Barracks, the arrival of the 23rd Regiment from Guernsey, and the exchange of prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1681b   12 January 1799
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Lieut.-Colonel Littlehales to Brownrigg.
Requesting that Major-General Coote be allowed to attend the Irish Parliament in order to support the Act of Union.
Paper   2ff.
A1682   19 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grye.
Concerning Captain Gore's and Major Wilder's appointments, the arrangement at Silver Hill Barracks, Major-General Coote's journey to Dublin, and an anonymous letter.
Paper   2ff.
A1683   19 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Cornet Coleman and the terms on which a successor to him would be appointed.
Paper   1f.
A1684a   19 January 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Bontein's appointment and charges.
Paper   2ff.
A1684b   18 January 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Charles Grant [Collector of Customs at St. Pierre, Martinique].
Concerning a letter from Makepeace the Goldsmith to the Supreme Council of Martinique about payment for plate voted to Grey, and Sir James Bontein's post of Collector for the Port of St. Pierre etc.
Paper   2ff.
A1684c   29 November 1797
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Robert Makepeace (Goldsmith) to the Supreme Council of Martinique.
Requesting payment for a sword and service of plate supplied for Grey.
[Underneath is a note from Fisher 17 January 1799, stating that the original of the above letter had been sent to Collector Grant in Martinique for delivery in person.]
Paper   2ff.
A1685   20 January 1799
f.1r. Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Myers and the late Brigadier and Quarter Master Symes' affairs.
f.1v. Draft letter that Fisher proposed Grey should write to Major-General Myers.
Concerning the need of Symes' brother for money and desire for the settlement of his deceased brother's affairs.
ff.1v.-2r. Draft letter that Fisher proposed Grey should write to Captain Symes.
Advising on how he should proceed with regard to Major-General Myers and the settlement of his brother's accounts.
Paper   2ff.
A1686a   20 January 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1686b   25 August 1798
Enclosed:
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Cuppage to Fisher.
Concerning a question as to the holding of court martials on men of the Ordnance Corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1687a   23 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning men raised by Major Lloyd for the 2nd Lieutenant Colonelcy of the 17th Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1687b   7 December 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel H. Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning the above-mentioned men.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1687c
Return stating the name, age, height, description and birthplace etc. of men raised by Major Evan Lloyd of the 17th Light Dragoons for the second Lieutenant Colonelcy, with certificate, dated 5 September 1798, of Major General Lord Pembroke as to their fitness for H.M. service.
Paper   2ff.
A1687d   30 September 1798
Similar [but not so detailed] return.
[Approved by Sir R. Laurie.]
Paper   1f.
A1687e   2 November 1798
Similar return [as above].
[Approved by Sir R. Laurie.]
Paper   1f.
A1687f   29 December 1798
Similar return [as above], with certificate by Major General Villettes as to the fitness of the recruits for service.
Paper   1f.
A1687g   6 January 1799
Similar return [as above], with similar certificate.
Paper   1f.
A1688   24 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the [eventual] removal of the guard house proposed to be erected on Lord Radnor's estate.
Paper   2ff.
A1689a   25 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A1689b   23 January 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Colonel E. Hewgill [Deputy Barrack Master General] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the construction of a hospital at Brighton, the stable for a picket guard, and action taken in consequence of Dr. Fellowes' letter.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1689c   7 December 1798
Account of Thomas Tomlins to the Barrack Master General for fitting up a picket guard room at Brighton.
Paper   2ff.
A1689d
Account of rent for the said premises.
Paper   1f.
A1689e   8 December 1798
Copy letter from Colonel E. Hewgill to Lieut.-Colonel Moore.
Informing him that the Barrack Master General wished to see him about General Cuyler's directions.
Paper   2ff.
A1689f   25 December 1798
Letter from James Fellowes to Grey.
Concerning sickness among the men in barracks at Silver Hill and Horsham, the remedy to be employed, and the need for a hospital at Brighton.
Paper   2ff.
A1689g   28 December 1798
Letter from Major-General Charles Henry Lord Somerset to Grey.
Concerning the hire and fitting out of a stable for a picket guard at Brighton.
Paper   1f.
A1690   26 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Apologising for delay in answering his letters, and concerning the strength of the opposition in the Irish House of Commons and the news of French successes in Italy.
Paper   2ff.
A1691a   26 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major Lloyd and the recruits raised by him and other officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1691b
Enclosed:
Extract of regulations concerning promotion of recruiting officers and the number of men allowed to assist them on this service.
Paper   1f.
A1692   26 January 1799
Letter from Colonel R. B. De Capell Brooke to Grey.
Concerning the charges against Major Beaver, who was to be arrested and court martialled, and the augmentation [of the Northamptonshire Militia(?)].
Paper   2ff.
A1693   28 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an anonymous letter, Major Grey and the 17th Regiment, Captain Gore's leave of absence, the Hereford Militia, the strong traits of insubordination among the Volunteer Corps at Dover, and Brownrigg's delay in answering Grey's letters.
Paper   2ff.
A1694   28 January 1799
Receipt of Thomas Taylor for £25 from Grey and Sir Henry Grey [interest due on their joint bond].
Paper   1f.
A1695   29 January 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Informing him that Sir James Bontein's lawyers had proposed a settlement (with regard to Captain Grey's affairs) out of court and asking whether he should accept with observations about Bontein's defence.
Paper   2ff.
A1696a   29 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a court of enquiry to be held on the conduct of Captain Murray of the 9th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1696b   27 January 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Major-General Fox to Brownrigg.
Concerning the above-mentioned court of enquiry.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1696c   26 January 1799
Copy letter from Colonel E. Hewgill [Deputy Barrack Master General] to Brownrigg.
Covering the following document.
Paper   2ff.
A1696d   24 January 1799
Copy letter from Captain J. Blucke [Barrack Master at Horsham] to [Major General De Lancey].
Concerning measures being taken to remove a nuisance at Horsham barracks.
Paper   2ff.
A1697   30 January 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Silver Hill barracks, suspect officers of the 1st West York Regiment, and leave of absence to Sir R. Laurie and Lord Charles Somerset to attend the House of Commons.
Paper   1f.
A1698   30 January 1799
Letter from Major General Myers to Grey.
Explaining that he had not received Grey's previous letter, and concerning Ireland and the Union debates and Symes' affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1699   31 January 1799
f.1r.-v. Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a court martial of some Grenadiers, the terms offered by Sir James Bontein, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey's business, and the need for instructions to general officers about the inspection of troops.
ff.1v.-2v. Draft letter which Fisher proposed Grey should write to J. Kaye.
Outlining the terms on which a settlement of Captain George Grey's business might be brought about with Bontein, and also a settlement of the late Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey's affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1700   2 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Silver Hill barracks, the conduct of a captain of a transport ship towards Captain Beamish, and the extension of Major Jephson's leave of absence.
Paper   1f.
A1701   4 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major Jephson of the 17th Dragoons and his leave of absence.
Paper   1f.
A1702   8 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of recruits raised by Colonel Grey.
Paper   1f.
A1703   13 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Reporting his activities at the Stock Exchange and concerning the steps that Kaye and he considered should be taken to settle Captain George Grey's and the late Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey's affairs with Bontein without a lawsuit.
Paper   1f.
A1704   14 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Major Lloyd, German soldiers at Chatham, Captain Godfrey's artillery at Canterbury, the exchange of prisoners of war, and the case of Major Metzner.
Paper   2ff.
A1705a   14 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the enforcement of the Admiralty regulation on the landing of seamen from France at Dover.
Paper   1f.
A1705b   13 February 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Concerning the same subject.
Paper   1f.
A1705c   7 February 1799
Copy letter from J. Aylmer to [Evan Nepean].
Concerning lack of preparations at Rye to receive 234 seamen from French prisons, the possibility of further bodies of seamen being landed there, his opinion that a French vessel should not be allowed into a port without defences.
Paper   1f.
A1706a   [postmarked 15 February 1799]
Letter from Major-General Myers to Grey.
Concerning Symes' accounts and his unwillingness to correspond with Symes' brother.
Paper   2ff.
A1706b   28 January 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from M. Symes to Myers.
Concerning the accounts of Quarter-Master-General Symes deceased, and the remedies to which the writer had been advised to resort to gain satisfaction.
Paper   2ff.
A1707a   15 February 1799
Letter from M. Symes to Grey.
Concerning his dispute with Myers.
Paper   1f.
A1707b
Enclosed:
f.1r. Copy letter from Myers to Symes, 7 February 1799.
Concerning Quarter-Master-General Symes' accounts and the emoluments which were said to arise from that office.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy letter from Symes to Myers, 15 February 1799.
Concerning the dispute between them over Quarter-Master-General Symes' accounts and the satisfactory settlement for which he hopes.
Paper   2ff.
A1708   17 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished an enquiry to be made in connexion with a letter and some documents from Major-General De Lancy and requested his opinion on a proposal by the Lieut.-General and Board of Ordnance.
[The Sussex Regiment in Silver Hill Barracks and the Hospital at Dover Castle were evidently the subjects concerned.]
Paper   2ff.
A1709   17 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business, Bontein, the quarrel between Purvis and Earl St. Vincent, the fortune Purvis must have gained as prize agent for St. Vincent, and Major-General Myers and Symes' affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1710   19 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the turning over of 20 Germans of the York Rangers to the 17th Dragoons, British prisoners of war who voluntarily remained in France, and the examination of those who returned to discover whether any of them appeared disaffected.
Paper   2ff.
A1711   20 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the case of Lieut. Jones, and absent militia officers.
Paper   1f.
A1712   20 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the large amount of business in which he had been engaged, the sign manual for the distribution of prize money, Jennings' business, Munro's business, and the impossibility of Fisher's being able to return to Canterbury in time for the returns.
Paper   2ff.
A1713   21 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Captain Symes and Major-General Myers.
Underneath
Draft of letter which Fisher proposed Grey should write to Myers, 22 February 1799.
Concerning delay in the settlement of the affairs of the late Quarter-Master-General Symes.
Paper   1f.
A1714
f.1r.-v. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 24 February 1799.
Concerning the pressure of work Grey's endeavour to serve others involved for Fisher and himself, and the case of Brigade-Major Quin.
f.2r. Draft letter which Fisher proposed Grey should write to Quin, 25 February 1799.
Declaring that he could not interfere further in the personal accounts between Myers and him and pointing out that certain business would have to be completed before his demand could be settled.
Paper   2ff.
A1715   24-25 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a ship seized at Guernsey, action in the case of Widow Irving, Fisher's bad relations with Brownrigg, his search for Mr. Cumine and Mr. Bogle, Commissary Watson and his affairs, the suit against Bontein, the Gomm orphans, Fisher's neglect of his own affairs on account of prize business etc., and the rumoured brevet.
Paper   2ff.
A1716   25 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Bogle and Mr. Cumine and prize business.
Paper   1f.
A1717   25 February 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's illness and Mr. Grenville's safety.
Paper   1f.
A1718   26 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Admiral St. Vincent's quarrel with Purvis [his prize agent], and Kaye's brief against Bontein.
Paper   2ff.
A1719   27 February 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Grant's opinion that Grey would be given the supreme command in Portugal, the American prize property and an application to Government to settle the claims concerning it, a proposal to send to Martinique a person to act as deputy naval officer to George Grey, and Kaye's letter [quoted] about Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A1720a   1 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Masters' leave of absence, the case of Captain Godfrey and Lieut. Jones, the Cinque Port Volunteer Corps, Brownrigg's nephew, and Mr. Grenville.
Paper   2ff.
A1720b   26 February 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from William Huskisson to Brownrigg.
Concerning the regulation whereby volunteer corps were relieved from regularly exercising at fixed periods.
Paper   2ff.
A1721   1 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a consultation at Mr. Kaye's about Sir James Bontein, some details about Bontein, the situation in Europe, the legal opinions against Grey's claim in respect of Guernsey business, Grey's approval of Fisher's conduct, and the appointment of Major-General Thomas Murray as Lieut.-Governor of Portsmouth.
Paper   2ff.
A1722   2 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Sir James Bontein, and Fisher's application in favour of Mrs. Irving.
Paper   1f.
A1723   4 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Mr. Grenville's safety, the proposed appointment of superintendants of militia in Guernsey and Jersey, the conduct of Ensign Rickman, and the Duke of York's dissatisfaction with the subalterns of militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1724   5 March 1799
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him of the King's acceptance of the offer of the 1st West York Regiment to serve in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1725   7 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Niccolls and Bontein - the removal of Niccolls from his post and the payment by him of part of the emoluments attached to it to Edward Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1726a   8 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the papers relating to Niccolls and Bontein which had been laid before Pitt, a rumour that Lord Harrington was to go to Ireland, and the resignation of Lieut.-General Sir James Stewart.
Paper   1f.
A1726b   7 March 1799
Enclosed:
Note from William Huskisson to Fisher.
Informing him that he had given to Pitt the papers concerning the appointment of Sir James Bontein to the prejudice of Mr. Niccolls.
Paper   1f.
A1727a   8 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A1727b   6 March 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from William Wickham to Brownrigg.
Informing him that the Duke of Portland was considering how to enforce the attendance of militia officers with their regiments, and concerning the dismissal from the service of Ensign Rickman.
Paper   1f.
A1728   9 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Niccolls and the feasibility of appointing him as George Grey's deputy naval officer, and Grey's letter to Major-General Pigot about Sir William Smyth and the resignation of a lieutenant.
Paper   2ff.
A1729   11 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Cornet Rochfort on the 10th Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1730   11 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Captains Walter Burrell and Sir Charles Burrell of the Sussex Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1731   12 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Captain Maude of the 2nd West York Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1732   12 March 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a statement to be made to Dundas (on prize business (?)), an enquiry about a grant from the crown which Grey was making on behalf of a friend, and the obscurity of the Income Act as it affected landholders.
Paper   2ff.
A1733   12 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the letter to the Ministers which Kaye was to write on the American claims against the captors of prize goods, and Mr. Bogle and the distribution of prize money arising from captures at San Domingo.
Paper   2ff.
A1734a   13 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1734b   9 March 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Evan Nepean to Brownrigg.
Informing him that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty would "take proper notice" of the misconduct of Lieut. Young.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1735   13 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Captain Hanserd of the South Middlesex Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1736   14 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's Guernsey business, Grey's application in favour of Niccolls, the command in Portugal, the proceedings against Bontein, his anxiety to finish the prize business, the importance of his presence in London, the sum due in Income Tax on prize money dividends, and his despatches to America and Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A1737   15 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning accusations by the Barrack Department against the Sussex Militia, the expediency of regulations being established with respect to the resignations of militia officers, and promotion of Lieut. Milne of the Derbyshire Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1738a   15 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1738b   13 March 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from John Rush to Brownrigg.
Recommending that Colonel William Hamilton of the Lanark Fencible Cavalry should have 4 weeks leave of absence.
2ff. [1f. blank.]

[For copy letter from R. H. Crewe to Major-General Drummond, 18 March 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1739   20 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Captain Gordon of the Herefordshire militia.
Paper   1f.
A1740a   20 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his letter to Kaye, his contingencies' allowance, the necessity of his remaining in London on account of prize business, Montresor's business in connexion with the expenditure of public money in America in 1777, Mathew's account, the avoidance by Fisher and Grey of the handling of public money, their secret service money, Jaffray's involvement in lawsuits etc., and Grey's compliment to him (Jaffray).
Paper   2ff.
A1740b   19 March 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Informing him that he had sent the draft of a letter to Mr. Dundas to Charles [2nd Earl] Grey and that he hoped to have all information for Mr. Heseltine soon.
Paper   1f.
A1741   21 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Rose's claim to share the Martinique prize money, Grey's method of authorising expenditure compared with Sir William Howe's and Clinton's, Montresor's business, a rumour about the purpose of Grenville's mission to Berlin, and the arrangements that had been made for Gore's promotion.
Paper   2ff.
A1742a   21 March 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the draft of a letter to Dundas [on prize business].
Paper   2ff.
A1742b   21 March [1799]
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Charles [2nd Earl] Grey to J. Kaye.
Concerning the draft letter to Dundas that Kaye had submitted to him.
Paper   1f.
A1743   22 March 1799
Letter from J. Kaye [to Grey(?)].
Informing him that certain papers would be submitted for Dr. Lawrence's opinion and that he himself did not expect a decisive opinion in Grey's favour.
Paper   1f.
A1744   22 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the letter that was to be sent to Dundas on the American claims against the captors of prize goods, Fisher's leave of absence, Income Tax, and Jaffray.
Paper   2ff.
A1745a   23 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the letter that was to be sent to Dundas, and Major General Pigot's order to Fisher to join his regiment.
Underneath
Copy letter from Fisher to Pigot, 23 March 1799.
Replying to his letter ordering Fisher to join his regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1745b   23 March 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Major-General H. Pigot to Fisher.
Ordering him to return to his command of the Brigade of Grenadiers in order that he himself might be free to leave Canterbury on business.
Paper   1f.
A1745c   22 March 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Informing him that his suggestion had been incorporated in the letter to Dundas.
Paper   1f.
A1746a   26 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
f.2r.-2v. Concerning Income Tax, Desborough the navy agent victualler at Martinique, the arrangement with Pigot about Fisher's remaining in London, Captain Visscher's application to Brownrigg, and the court martial of Lieut.-Colonel Dennis of the 43rd Regiment.
f.1r. Form of declaration for income tax.
Paper   2ff.
A1746b   26 March 1796 [should be 1799]
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Captain J.I. Visscher to Brownrigg.
Requesting him to ask the Duke of York to grant him the commission of major in the 43rd Regiment vice Robins deceased.
Paper   1f.
A1747   26 March 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Sir J. Bontein and Mr. Nichols, the American prize question, and the war against France.
Paper   3ff.
A1748   28 March 1799
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the prevention of communication by improper persons with prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1749
f.2r. Letter from Fisher to Grey, 29 March 1799.
Concerning Income Tax and prize money, Grey's support of Niccolls and the "mortal wound" it has given to Bontein, and the Ministers and the settlement of American claims.
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from Fisher to Messrs. Winter and Kaye, 27 March 1799.
Stating his position and duties as prize agent and requesting to know whether he should pay Income Tax on the dividends arising from the investment of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1750a   29 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York had granted the request made in the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1750b   26 March 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from G. Hamilton to Brownrigg.
Requesting a short leave of absence until he heard whether or not he was again to be employed in the medical department.
Paper   2ff.
A1751   30 March 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the allowance to surgeons to provide Hospitals.
Paper   1f.
A1752   30 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning some documents he had received in connexion with Income Tax and the prize money dividends; and Colonel Scott who had been sent to Ireland as brigadier.
Paper   1f.
A1753   30 March 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Informing him of the defeat of Jourdan and Massena.
Paper   2ff.
A1754
Bulletins from Hamburg, 2 April 1799, and Rastadt, 25 March 1799.
Reporting Austrian victories in the Tyrol and Germany.
Paper   2ff.
A1755   2 April 1799
Letter from Messrs. Winter and Kaye and Maynard to Grey.
Forwarding an opinion about a French privateer captured at Guernsey.
Paper   1f.
A1756a   2 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A1756b   25 March 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from L. Pepys to Brownrigg.
Recommending that Captain Hansard of the South Middlesex Militia should have 14 days further leave of absence.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1756c   25 March 1799
Certificate, of Robert Bland, M.D., concerning Hansard's health and the necessity of his being granted leave of absence.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1757   3 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major-General Dickson, Lieut. Howell, unserviceable men and men of bad character, Grey's idea about provision of horses for the artillery, the Huntingdon Militia, and irregular proceeding with regard to march routes, and the campaign in Europe.
Paper   3ff.
A1758   4 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the allowance to surgeons to provide hospitals etc. for the militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1759   5 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning inspection of the recruits raised by Captain Gore of the 17th Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A1760a   6 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1760b   3 April 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from John Rush to Brownrigg.
Recommending further leave of absence for Captains Sir Charles and Walter Burrell.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1761   6 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Kaye's advice on the question of whether to declare prize money dividends for Income Tax, Fisher's tax return, the American claims and other prize business, Fisher's domestic confusion, the death of Lieut. Laffan, and negotiations involving General Villettes about a house in Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A1762   8 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Johnson's leave of absence from the East Suffolk Militia.
Paper   1f.

[For copy letter from Harry Calvert, 8 April 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1763   10 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize matters, Fisher's income and expenditure and the fortunate position of Grey's aides de camp.
Paper   2ff.
A1764a   11 April 1799
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Requesting Grey's opinion on the forming of distinct corps of grenadiers and light infantry.
Paper   2ff.
A1764b   3 April 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to the Duke of York.
Concerning flank battalions.
Paper   2ff.
A1764c   20 March 1799
Copy letter from Lords Euston, Hardwicke, and Hans Sloane to [Dundas(?)].
Concerning the detachment of flank companies of militia regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1764d   26 March 1799
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Earl Fitzwilliam.
Concerning the flank companies.
Paper   2ff.
A1764e   30 March 1799
Copy letter from Lords Carnarvon, Belgrave, and Granville Leveson Gower to Henry Dundas. Concerning the flank companies.
Paper   4ff.
1799 [Pt.2]
A1765   12 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Apologising for delay in answering his letters, giving favourable news of the campaign in Germany, and leave of absence for Captain Bligh of the 10th Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A1766   12 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Leave of absence for Cornet G. Hamilton of Lanark and Dumbarton Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A1767   13 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Captain Visscher as major of the 6th West India Regiment, and of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Drew as major of the 43rd Regiment, the stationing of the West Kent Regiment in the Southern District, the transmission of orders through the Generals commanding the various districts, Prince William, the Huntingdonshire Militia, the case of Lieut.-Colonel Cole, an order concerning the 5th Dragoons, rights of appeal from decisions of regimental court martials, and the punishment of William Blazeby.
Paper   4ff.
A1768   13 April 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money and the death of Mr. Cumine.
Paper   2ff.
A1769a   13 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize money dividends received and invested, Bogle's failure to complete the San Domingo business, the question of the French claims, General Myers and Symes' accounts, possible candidates for the post of Governor-General of Canada, General Villette's mission to Albania to raise regiments, and the question of the appointment of Major Robins' successor and the official notification of the vacancy.
Paper   2ff.
A1769b   10 April 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Jennings' business, and the delay in the hearing of the Martinique claims against the captors of prize goods.
Paper   2ff.
A1770   14 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Thanking him for securing Captain Visscher's promotion, concerning the appointment of Milnes as Civil Governor-General of Canada and of Hunter as commander of the forces there, and suggesting that his nephew Lieut. Visscher might assist Grey in clerical work.
1¾ff.
A1771   April 1799
Bulletin. Reporting defeats of the French in the Tyrol and Italy.
Paper   2ff.
A1772   15 April 1799
Bulletin. Concerning the campaigns in Italy and Switzerland etc.
Paper   2ff.
A1773   16 April 1799
Bulletin. Reporting successes against the French in Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Paper   2ff.
A1774   17 April 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1775   17 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize business, wine which he requested Grey to order for him from Guernsey, Lieut. Visscher's qualifications, Major Visscher's gratitude to Grey, and Fisher's attitude to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1776a   17 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major Visscher's promotion, news of the campaign in Germany, and recommending Cornet Dickson as aide de camp for Grey.
Paper   4ff.
A1776b
Enclosed:
Extrait d'un rapport écrit Rastadt le 17 Mars et arrivé à Berlin le 23 e 1799.
Concerning the victory of the Austrians over the French.
A further report, dated Rastadt 18 e Mars 1799, appears on f.1v.
Paper   2ff.
A1776c   28 March 1799
Bulletin: official report from Archduke Charles.
Concerning the success against the French in Germany.
Paper   2ff.
A1777   17 April 1799
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning flank companies of the militia.
Paper   4ff.
A1778a   18 April 1799
Rough copy of letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning flank companies.
Paper   3ff.
A1778b
Fair copy of part of the above letter.
Paper   1f.
A1779   18 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Major General Villettes' being allowed to leave the Southern District, and news from Germany and Switzerland.
Paper   2ff.
A1780a   18 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1780b   15 March 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Matthew Lewis to Brownrigg.
Concerning field allowances being made according to officers' regimental (and not brevet) rank.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1781   18 April 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the Port au Prince prize money and the proposed plan for its distribution, the death of Cumine, and the American Claims.
Paper   2ff.
A1782   19 April 1799
Bulletin. Reporting the defeat of the French near Verona and events in Switzerland.
Paper   2ff.
A1783   20 April 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the West India prize appeals.
Paper   2ff.
A1784   20 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the flank companies of the militia regiments, Cornet Dickson's appointment as Grey's aide de camp, and Major-General Coote's desire to be actively employed.
Paper   2ff.
A1785   21-22 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Whitelocke's annoyance at the promotion of Visscher in preference to his own recommendation, prize business, and the Revd. Mr. Symes and his brother's accounts.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Harry Calvert to Grey, 22 April 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1786   23 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his efforts to see Huskisson, Major-General Pigot's illness, and a rumour about the surrender of the French near Verona.
Paper   2ff.
A1787   24 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Revd. Mr. Symes and his brother's accounts, Colonel Sir W. Smith's wishes with regard to the stationing of his Regiment, Fisher's meeting with Huskisson on the American claims against the captors, the possibility that the Government would take responsibility for settling them and his meeting with Kaye on the same subject.
Paper   2ff.
A1788   25 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the removal of the sick to Deal on account of an outbreak of fever at Dover.
Paper   1f.
A1789   26 April 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the Port au Prince prize money and General Whyte's share of it, and a letter to Fisher about the extent of the American claims.
Paper   1f.
A1790   26 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Fisher's interview with Huskisson on the American claims, his reply to Fisher's suggestion that Grey should be sent to effect a counter-revolution in Holland, and Major-General Pigot.
Paper   2ff.
A1791   27 April 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Payne, the sickness at Dover, Dr. Sutton, Major-General Coote, the Albanian Corps which was to be formed, and Lieut.-Colonel Cole.
Paper   2ff.
A1792   30 April 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Huskisson's assurance that a decision would be given soon by Pitt on the Government's taking responsibility for meeting the American claims, the possibility of Prussia's joining in the war against France, Grey's objections to being involved in any expedition to Holland, and Fisher's dilemma on whether to stay in London to try to finish the prize business or to return to his regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1793   30 April 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Expressing hopes of soon winding up the Port au Prince prize business.
Paper   1f.
A1794   May 1799
Copy of "most private" instructions to P[opham?] by H[enry] D[undas].
Concerning a Russian contingent that would co-operate in a descent upon Holland.
Paper   2ff.
A1795   1 May 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a dream he had of a successful expedition to Holland, his speculation as to who would command such an expedition as Grey seemed unwilling to do so, a further delay regarding the American claims, Huskisson's assurance on the matter, and the sailing of the Brest fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A1796a   1 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Prince of the Berkshire Militia who had to be arrested.
[The name is corrected to Birnie in No. 1801.]
Paper   2ff.
A1796b   30 April 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from 2nd Earl Radnor [Colonel of the Berkshire Militia] to Brownrigg.
Requesting that the said Lieutenant be arrested and court martialled for being absent without leave.
Paper   2ff.
A1796c
Copy of No. 1796a.
Paper   2ff.
A1796d
Copy of No. 1796b.
Paper   2ff.
A1797   2 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the fever at Dover and the hospital there, the cavalry barracks at Canterbury, a soldier of the South Middlesex Regiment who was to be sent abroad, General Coote and service in the Mediterranean, Major Thorley, the continuance of the winter coal allowance, the Bishop of Down's gratitude for the appointment of his son as Grey's aide de camp, and the sailing of the French fleet.
Paper   4ff.
A1798a   2 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning further leave of absence granted to Captain Maude of the 2nd West York Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1798b   30 April 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from John Christopher Lord Downe to Brownrigg, requesting an extension of leave for Captain Maude.
Paper   1f.
A1799   2 May 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the revised edition of “Rules and Regulations for the Formation and Movements of Regiments of Cavalry”.
Paper   2ff.
A1800   3 May 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1801   3 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a mistake in the name of the officer mentioned in his letter of 1 May ( No. 1796a ), the reported revolt in Mayenne, the 2nd West York and Glamorgan Regiments and service in Ireland, the French fleet, General Coote, and Archduke Charles of Austria.
Paper   2ff.
A1802   3 May 1799
Copy letter from Grey to Captain Gore.
Concerning action to be taken against "Lieut. Prince" [ see No. 1796a ].
Paper   2ff.
A1803   4 May 1799
Letter from James Taylor to the Hon. Captain Gore.
Correcting the name of "Lieut. Prince" to Birnie.
Paper   1f.
A1804   6 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the express he had sent correcting "Lieut. Prince's" name, and the campaign in Italy.
Paper   2ff.
A1805a   6 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1805b   3 May 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Major W. C. Crespigny [of the North Gloucester Regiment] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the preference of his officers for quarters at Arundel, Lewis and Shoreham.
Paper   2ff.
A1806   7 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of unserviceable horses of the Lanark Fencible Cavalry, the command of the sea fencibles, and the destination of the French fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A1807   7 May 1799
Note from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an anonymous letter purporting to be from the Derby Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1808a   7 May 1799
Letter from Harry Grey to Grey.
Concerning a memorial presented by certain officers of the 17th Light Dragoons to the Duke of York.
Paper   1f.
A1808b   1 May 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the above-mentioned memorial.
Paper   2ff.
A1808c   23 April 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis [Deputy Secretary at War] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the claim of officers of the 17th Dragoons for an allowance for camp equipage.
Paper   2ff.
A1808d   10 April 1799
Memorial of Major William Jephson, Captain William Richards, Captain Oswald Werse, and Lieut. E. Wilson of the 17th Light Dragoons to the Duke of York.
Concerning a charge made against them for camp equipage and an allowance to which they believed they were entitled.
Paper   2ff.
A1809   7 May 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
ff.1r. and 2r. Concerning his letter to Baillie and a note he had sent to Huskisson.
f.1v. Copy letter from Fisher to J. Baillie, 7 May 1799.
Repeating his request on behalf of the captors that Baillie would lodge a certain sum in the Bank of England for investment in stocks for the benefit of the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A1810a   9-10 May 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter he had sent to Kaye pressing him to finish at least some of the law business over prize matters and another letter about Baillie's affair.
Paper   2ff.
A1810b   7 May 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Informing him of the state of the law business in respect of prize concerns and pointing out that he was not responsible for all the delays.
[Jennings' business, the French claims, the suits against Jones and Munro's executors are mentioned.]
Paper   2ff.
A1810c   10 May 1799
Copy letter from Fisher to Kaye.
Concerning correspondence between Baillie and himself and the possibility of having to proceed against Baillie to recover the prize money he held.
Paper   1f.
A1811   10 May 1799
“Mémoire sur la Martinique” [signed by Bexon], with marginal notes.
Giving an account of the forts, port, marine establishment, marine buildings, and civil and military buildings etc. in Martinique.
26ff. [13ff. blank.]
A1812   11 May 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Informing him that he was to leave London for Canterbury the next day.
Paper   1f.
A1813   11 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence for Lieut. Reeves, a hospital at Dover Castle, and the French fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A1814
Bulletin: despatches from Sir Morton Eden, 12 May 1799, and from Colonel Crawfurd, 10 May 1799.
Reporting the successes of the Austrians and Russians against the French in Italy and Switzerland.
Paper   1f.
A1815   [1799(?)]
Secret memorandum for Grey's perusal.
Setting forth "Suggestions on the possibility of Buonaparte being able to reach Surat or Bombay by or before the end of October, with the advanced Guard of his army which may consist of from 7 to 10000 men".
Paper   4ff.
A1816
Bulletin: news from Hamburg, 14 May 1799, and from Constantinople, 16 April 1799, [signed by D[avid] D[undas] and addressed to Grey].
Reporting the defeat of the French in Italy and Syria, and at mouth of Nile.
Paper   2ff.
A1817   18 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Apologising for delay in answering his letters, and concerning the French fleet, news of the Austrians in Switzerland, and Mr. Dickson.
Paper   2ff.
A1818   18 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Thomas Mann a druggist at Horsham (complaining about the refusal of the Assistant Surgeon of the South Middlesex Regiment to pay him).
Paper   2ff.
A1819   20 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning problems connected with the ordering of militia regiments to Ireland, the anonymous letter from the Derbyshire Regiment, a court martial in the East Yorks Regiment, the lieut.-colonelcy in the 65th Regiment and the 6th West India Regiment, the unserviceable horses of the Lanark Fencible Cavalry, Captain Gore's forthcoming promotion and the late Colonel Johnstone's commission in the 65th Regiment and provision for his family.
Paper   4ff.
A1820   20 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Exchange of Prisoners of War.
Paper   1f.
A1821   21 May 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the Port au Prince prize money and General Whyte's share of it.
Paper   2ff.
A1822a   23 May 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Major Visscher on Colonel Barrow, Lord Balcarras and a command at the Bay of Honduras [extract quoted], and requesting that he would give Visscher a letter of recommendation to Balcarras with a view to securing for him the command at Honduras.
Paper   2ff.
A1822b   22 May 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to J. Baillie.
Concerning Baillie's account and the immediate investment of the money he was holding for the captors' benefit.
Paper   2ff.
A1823   24 May 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Concerning Grey's share of the remaining Port au Prince prize-money.
Paper   1f.
A1824   25 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York requested an enquiry to be made into the circumstances stated in a petition from the widow of Sergeant William Conolly.
Paper   2ff.
A1825   27 May 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the assumption of responsibility by the Government with regard to American claims against the captors of prize goods in the West Indies.
Paper   2ff.
A1826   28 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a court martial held at the Cape of Good Hope, and the appointment of Major Stewart as brigade major in Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A1827a   28 May 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Informing him that his proportion of prize money had been paid to Messrs. Meyrick.
Paper   2ff.
A1827b
Enclosed:
General account of sales of property captured at Port au Prince, 4 June 1794, with state of the amount received by the agents for the army in San Domingo - part of the proportion of prize money arising from sales of property captured at Port au Prince due to H.M. land forces entitled to share therein, with account of the mode in which it had been disposed of, 1 June 1797.
Paper   4ff.
A1827c
recto. The [prize] agents' general account [continued].
verso. Copy authorization by Grey to George Bogle for a final distribution of prize money, 22 May 1799.
Paper   1f.
A1827d
Account of prize money distributed on 1 June 1797 among the provincial corps employed at the capture of Port au Prince.
Paper   1f.
A1827e
f.1r.-2r. Copy statement of the Port au Prince prize money as made in Jamaica, February 1798, to bring about a final settlement of that concern.
f.2v. The [prize] agents' general account [continued].
Paper   2ff.
A1828   29 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Transport Service about prisoners of war who were to return to France.
Paper   2ff.
A1829   30 May 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished an enquiry to be held into the circumstances stated in a memorial from the Dover Volunteers, and concerning the French fleet.
Paper   1f.
A1830
Bulletin: articles of intelligence from the German papers [14 April] down to 21 May 1799 and from despatches of Sir Morton Eden and Lieut.-Colonel Crawfurd, 30 May 1799.
Concerning the campaign in Italy.
Paper   2ff.
A1831   31 May 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning a memorial to the Lords of the Treasury which he had drawn up for Grey to sign and concerning the importance of getting a determination from the Treasury as soon as possible.
Paper   2ff.
A1832a   1 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the murder of Colonel Shadwell.
Paper   2ff.
A1832b   1 June 1799
Enclosed:
Copy account by Major J. Hare of the 12th Dragoons of the murder of Colonel Shadwell by a deserter.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1833   3 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the deserter who accompanied the murderer of Colonel Shadwell, the campaign in Italy, and Lieut.-Colonel Barron at the Bay of Honduras.
Paper   2ff.
A1834   3 June 1799
Copy Admiralty bulletin.
Concerning Admiral Lord Keith and the Brest fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A1835   6 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his activities at Canterbury, a letter he would write to Kaye to urge him to press on with the prize business, agreeing to attend with Grey to meet the volunteers, and the field day of the Brigade of Grenadiers on Barham Down.
Paper   1f.
A1836   6 June 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning an interview with George Rose of the Treasury on Grey's memorial about prize affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A1837
Minutes of the proceedings of a general court martial which opened on 6 June 1799 to try Cornet Thomas Collison of the Ayrshire Regiment of Fencible Cavalry late acting paymaster of the said Regiment on charges of desertion and embezzlement.
[Includes a paper, dated 8 June 1799, given in by Collison in which he stated his defence.]
Paper   16ff.
A1838   8 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a petition from William Miles of the Fountain Tavern Canterbury concerning a debt.
Paper   1f.
A1839a   10 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1839b   6 June 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from R. H. Crew [of the Ordnance Office] to Brownrigg.
Concerning a new hospital to be built at Dover Castle.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1840   10 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that the Duke of York wished Lieut. Bacon of the South Middlesex Militia to be called on to answer about the circumstances stated in a letter from John Grey, cabinetmaker, of Horsham.
Paper   2ff.
A1841   10 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a claim by Robert McClewar of the Surrey Supplementary Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1842   11 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the good news from Italy, the rumoured brevet, Baillie's unwillingness to pay the prize money required, and the letter Fisher would write to Collector Grant in favour of Mr. Lydekker.
Paper   2ff.
A1843a   12 June 1799
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning attempts by recruiting parties to persuade militiamen to enlist in the regular forces and the prevention of recruiting from this source.
Paper   2ff.
A1843b
Copy of the above circular.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from W. Wynyard to Grey, 12 June 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1844   14 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the pressure of work on his Department, and the assembly of a corps of 7,000 men at Southampton under Sir Ralph Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1845   14 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning leave of absence granted to Sir William Smyth of the West Essex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1846   15 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter he had written to Brownrigg (proposing that he should raise a Grenadier corps out of the militia) and requesting Grey's support.
Paper   2ff.
A1847   17 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the court martial of Major Armstrong of the 11th Regiment, the deserter who accompanied the murderer of Colonel Shadwell, the death of Colonel Aston, a disagreement over detaching flank companies of militia regiments, the appropriation of the men to be gained from the militia for the regular regiments, the offer of the South Middlesex Militia to serve in Europe, foraging the Ayreshire Regiment of Fencible Cavalry stationed on the Sussex coast, Major William Grey as a possible successor to Colonel Fisher if the latter were promoted, the case of Cornet Walker, the review of the University of Oxford Volunteer Corps by the Duke of York, the Duke's health, and news from France.
Paper   4ff.
A1848a   17 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1848b   4 June 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from John Rush to Brownrigg.
Recommending Captain Walter Burrell of the Sussex Regiment for 2 months' leave of absence on account of his health.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1849   19 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Transport Service about prisoners of war with passports to return to France.
Paper   1f.
A1850   20 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Marie Coney, a secretary on board a French privateer who had been granted a passport to return to France.
Paper   1f.
A1851   20 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his absence from the Dover review, on invitation to dinner from Prince William, his letter to Kaye which seemed to have had a good effect in speeding up the prize business, his request that Fisher would ask Grey's son (Charles) to speak to Sir William Scott about the hearing of the remaining American claims, and a proposal that might be made to Baillie.
Paper   2ff.
A1852   21 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Major William Grey.
Concerning the claim for accoutrements lost at Berville Camp, Guadeloupe, by the flank companies on the 17th Foot and the impossibility of Grey's certifying the loss of all that was being claimed.
Paper   2ff.
A1853   21 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning letters to General Arnold, Mr. Rose, and Major Grey, the safe delivery of a son to Mrs. George Grey, and Maitland's position under Abercrombie.
Paper   1f.
A1854   21 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Transport Service on prisoners of war who had passports to return to France.
Paper   2ff.
A1855   22 June 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning the escort of Dutch prisoners of war from Portsmouth to Chatham.
Paper   2ff.
A1856   24 June 1799
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Ordering flank companies of militia regiments to join their respective corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1857a   24 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1857b   21 June 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from John Rush to Brownrigg.
Recommending that Surgeon Henry Witham of the 3rd Surry Militia be granted two months' further leave of absence on account of his health.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1858   26 June 1799
Copy letter from R. George, W. Otway, and J. Hunt [Commissioners for the Transport Service] to Brownrigg.
Concerning passports issued to 4 persons who were to return to France.
Paper   2ff.
A1859a   26 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an inspection to be made of the accoutrements of the Hants. Fencible Cavalry and the issue of new pattern ones to the "augmentation".
Paper   2ff.
A1859b   22 June 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Thomas Cooper Everitt to Brownrigg.
Concerning the disadvantages of the old type accoutrements of his regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1859c   31 May 1799
Copy letter from R. H. Crew [of the Ordnance Office] to Everitt.
Concerning the grant of a pecuniary allowance in lieu of accoutrements for the Hants. Fencible Cavalry.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1860   26 June 1799
f.1r. Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an application to be made for Fisher to join Abercromby's expedition and the vacancies that might occur in Grey's district in consequence of this expedition.
f.2r. Draft letter which Fisher proposed Grey should write to Brownrigg.
Expressing the hope that Fisher might be sent on the expedition with the local rank of major general and recommending him for the position of adjutant general or quarter master general.
Paper   2ff.
A1861   27 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the disembodying of the flank companies, Major-General Coote and Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition, and a promotion of major generals.
Paper   2ff.
A1862   27 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning alleged debts that Lieut. Willingham and Surgeon Willmott of the South Middlesex Militia owed Thomas Summers, hatmaker, of Horsham.
Paper   2ff.
A1863   28 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Abercromby's expedition, the promotion of major generals, the replacement of men of the 9th Regiment who might go on the expedition by militiamen, and suggesting that he might be appointed to command as colonel on the staff at Canterbury or Dover.
Paper   2ff.
A1864   29 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter for Grey to write to George Rose and another letter intended for Grey's son Charles.
Paper   1f.
A1865   29 June 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the disembodying of the flank battalions, the hospital at Dover Castle, the state of the horses sent to the Kent Provisional Cavalry, Colonel Fisher's desire for active service and promotion, and the stationing of the Cheshire Militia at Canterbury.
Paper   4ff.
A1866   30 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Thanking Grey for his goodness to him but requesting that he be given the command at Dover instead of Pigot.
Paper   1f.
A1867   30 June 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his failure to get the command at Dover instead of Pigot and information that the 9th Regiment was not going on Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   1f.
1799 [Pt.3]
A1868   1 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the posting of the 17th and 18th Light Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A1869   1 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the leave of absence for Major Claud Hamilton of the Lanark and Dumbarton Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   1f.
A1870   1 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the supply of the forces under Sir Ralph Abercromby with biscuit and oats.
Paper   2ff.
A1871   3 July 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Sending the Duke of York's orders that the findings and sentence of the court martial held on Cornet Thomas Collinson were to be circulated among the troops.
Paper   2ff.
A1872   3 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York and the disembodying of the flank battalions, the irregularity of payments in the militia to sergeant majors by soldiers on their discharge, and the question of the right of the commanding officers of the militia to discharge soldiers without reference to the general under whose command they were.
Paper   2ff.
A1873   5 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's recommendation of Captain Forster of the 46th Regiment to be major of brigade.
Paper   1f.
A1874   8 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York and the disembodying of the flank battalions, Colonel Taylor as successor to Colonel Aston, the command of the sea fencibles, leave of absence for Lieut.-Colonel Childers of the 11th Dragoons, and news of the campaign in Italy.
Paper   2ff.
A1875   9 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the inadvisability of giving up Horn Street Barracks for the purpose of inoculating men of the West Essex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1876   9 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from tradesmen at Horsham about debts incurred by the 3rd Surrey Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1877   9 July 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him that Dr. Henderson was to relieve Dr. Fellowes in the inspection of regimental hospitals in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A1878   10 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the defeat of McDonald and the surrender of the citadel of Turin.
Paper   1f.
A1879   10 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Transport Service about passports issued to 3 French officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1880   12 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the King's intention to review the Volunteer Corps of Kent, punishment of the West Kent Militia for their conduct in Ireland, and the offer of the Carnarvon Militia to serve on the continent.
Paper   2ff.
A1881   12 July 1799
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the assembly of the militia to celebrate the victory against the French in Italy and the use of the occasion to publicize the Act of Parliament under which militiamen could enter the regular army.
Paper   2ff.
A1882a   12 July 1799
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the recruitment of militiamen into the regular army.
For copy of the above letter see No. 2251.
Paper   6ff.
A1882b   13 July 1799
Attached:
General orders issued by the Duke of York.
Concerning the admission of volunteers from the militia into the regular army.
Paper   2ff.
A1883   13 July 1799
Copy of royal warrant appointing certain regular regiments to receive volunteers from the militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1884a   13 July 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a bill to be drawn on Baillie, triplicate copies of letters to Grant and McConnell in Martinique, and the appointment of Colonel Maitland as quarter master general in the West Indies.
Paper   1f.
A1884b   2 July 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Baillie to Fisher.
Informing him that he would accept Grey's bill on him for £4,107. 3. 6d., the balance of the Martinique prize money in his hands.
Paper   2ff.
A1885   13 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the King's intention to review the Corps of Yeomanry and Volunteers of Kent.
Paper   2ff.
A1886   14 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the ineligibility of Captain Forster for the position of brigade major.
Paper   1f.
A1887   15 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning recruiting for the regular army from the militia, a mistake in the Duke of York's circular letter about the headquarters of the 4th Regiment, Captain Forster, Major Stewart, and the change of position of the troops encamped near Southampton.
Paper   2ff.
A1888   16 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the progress of recruitment for the regular army from the militia, especially from the Buckingham Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1889   16 July 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting information about officers at Ashford and Horsham for superintending the volunteers from the militia for regular service.
Paper   2ff.
A1890   17 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the inspection of the Hampshire Fencible Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.

[For copy letter from Brownrigg to Grey, 18 July 1799, see No. 2251.]
A1891   19 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the reception of volunteer militiamen into the regular service.
Paper   2ff.
A1892   19 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Prince William.
Requesting a daily return of militiamen volunteers for regular service at Ashford.
Paper   1f.
A1893   19 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning recruitment for the regular army from the militia, the arrival of the 2nd battalion of the Royals and the 79th Regiment to join Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition, the posting of the 52nd and Huntingdon Regiments, the 300 volunteers for the 9th Regiment that Grey had sent to the Tower, and leave of absence for Lieut. Cummin of the Sussex Militia.
Paper   4ff.
A1894a   [21 July 1799]
Incomplete draft letter from Grey to Harry Calvert.
Concerning militiamen volunteers and the problem of discipline.
Paper   3ff.
A1894b   21 July 1799
Copy letter from Grey to the Adjutant-General [Harry Calvert][wrongly endorsed "To the Duke of York"].
Concerning difficulties arising out of the transfer of volunteer militiamen to the regular army.
Paper   2ff.
A1895   22 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the reception and returns of militiamen volunteers for the regular army.
Paper   2ff.
A1896a   22 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
[On f.1v. are pencil notes by Grey concerning the reply to be made.]
Paper   2ff.
A1896b   19 July 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Lieut.-Colonel Dyott [Assistant-Adjutant-General] to Brownrigg.
Concerning the embarkation of the 79th Regiment.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1897   23 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the success of recruiting for the regular forces from the militia in the Southern District, the necessity of not removing the West Kent Militia from its existing District, the lack of a return of volunteers collected at Horsham, the posting of the 9th and 35th Regiments, Captain Grey's promotion, and working parties for Sir Ralph Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1898   24 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the reception and returns of militiamen volunteers.
Paper   2ff.
A1899a   24 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1899b   24 July 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Brook Watson [Commissary General] to Brownrigg.
Concerning supplies for the troops encamped on Barham Downs.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1900   25 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements to procure the discharge of volunteers from the Huntingdonshire Militia, the despatch of the 85th and 92nd Regiments to join Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition and the appointment of Brownrigg to command the battalion of the 60th Regiment being formed in the Isle of Wight.
Paper   2ff.
A1901a   25 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A1901b   22 July 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter William Huskisson to Brownrigg.
Concerning the following document.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1901c   19 July 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from John Mitford [1st Baron Redesdale], Attorney General, and Sir William Grant, Solicitor General, to Henry Dundas.
Giving their opinion on the right claimed by commanders of militia regiments to discharge any of their men without reference to the general commanding their District.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1902   27 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to the commanding officer of the 11th Light Dragoons at Canterbury.
Ordering escorts for the King and Queen.
Paper   2ff.
A1903   29 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the Westminster Militia, an apology about the escort for the King, and a mistake about Captain Forster.
Paper   2ff.
A1904   29 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning camp equipage for the 2nd Battalion Royals, the 79th and 85th Regiments, Sir Ralph Abercromby's command, the Duke of York and those who had assisted and opposed recruitment for the regular forces from the militia, reasons for not promoting Major Visscher, Grey's arrangements for the King's inspection of the Volunteers of Kent, and Brownrigg's gratitude for Grey's compliments.
Paper   2ff.
A1905   30 July 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Brigades of Guards, and the Duke of York's plan to review the troops on Barham Down.
Paper   2ff.
A1906   30 July 1799
Letter from George Bogle to Grey.
Concerning the claim of two officers to share in the Port au Prince prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A1907   31 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning horses unfit for service in the Fifeshire Fencible Cavalry.
Paper   2ff.
A1908a   31 July 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosed circular.
Paper   2ff.
A1908b   31 July 1799
Enclosed:
Copy circular letter from Harry Calvert to the officers commanding the Hampshire, Fifeshire, and Ayrshire Regiments of Fencible Light Dragoons.
Concerning the draft of horses from the above regiments.
Paper   2ff.
A1909   31 July 1799
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Giving permission for a certain proportion of militiamen to be recommended for the Royal Artillery.
Paper   2ff.
A1910   31 July 1799
Copy letter from Matthew Lewis to the officer commanding the forces at Ashford.
Giving marching orders of the above forces.
Paper   2ff.
1799 [Pt.4]
A1911a   1 August 1799
General orders from Grey issued at Mote Park.
Thanking the Yeomanry and Volunteer Corps of Kent for requesting him to take command of them and congratulating them on the mark of favour shown to them by the King.
Paper   2ff.
A1911b
Another copy.
Paper   2ff.
A1911c   1 August 1799
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Lord Romney.
Asking him to convey to the Volunteer Corps of Kent the King's satisfaction with them.
Paper   2ff.
A1912   1 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that officers commanding the volunteers for the expedition under Sir R. Abercromby were to put themselves under Grey's command when they had accomplished the service in which they were engaged.
Paper   2ff.
A1913   2 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Sending orders concerning the 35th Regiment of Foot.
Paper   2ff.
A1914   2 August 1799
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the accommodation of the heavy baggage of Sir Ralph Abercromby's corps.
Paper   2ff.
A1915   2 August 1799
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Giving orders concerning the 35th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A1916   2 August 1799
List of bonds and notes discharged 1794-1799.
Paper   1f.
A1917   3 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the promotion of Grey's aide de camp, Dickson.
Paper   2ff.
A1918   5 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the resignation of Major Steward as Brigade Major at Dover, the appointment of Brigade Major McLeod to that post, and the appointment of Captain Forster as Brigade Major.
Paper   2ff.
A1919   5 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Dickson's promotion, volunteers and the joining of their Regiments, the Duke of York's satisfaction with the troops he had reviewed, and men of the 35th Regiment who volunteered for service under Sir Ralph Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1920   5 August 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him that various regiments were under orders to proceed to Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A1921   6 August 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him that the 5th Regiment of Foot was under orders to proceed to Canterbury.
Paper   2ff.
A1922   6 August 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning routes for the march to Canterbury of the 4th Regiment of Foot from Horsham, and a detachment of the 35th Foot, with militia volunteers, from Lewes.
Paper   2ff.
A1923   7 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the removal of Major-General Prince William and Lieut.-General Hulse from the Southern District and the appointment of Major-General Lord Charles Somerset to command the troops at Weymouth.
Paper   1f.
A1924   10 August 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the fire-arms etc. of discharged militiamen.
Paper   2ff.
A1925   11 August 1799
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the assembly of brigades at Barham Down.
Paper   1f.
A1926   12 August 1799
Printed notice from Harry Calvert.
Concerning the proportion of horses, carriages etc. for each regiment ordered for foreign service.
Paper   2ff.
A1927   12 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that the 11th Light Dragoons were to hold themselves in readiness for embarkation.
Paper   1f.
A1928   12 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the supply of camp equipage and also concerning brigade majors.
Paper   2ff.
A1929   12 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the clothing of additional battalions of regiments, a depot of arms at Canterbury, supplies for the troops on Barham Down, arrangements for drafts from regular regiments for the corps under Abercromby, prospects of promotion for Lieut. Hardy of the 35th Regiment, and the King's satisfaction at his review of the Volunteers of Kent.
Paper   4ff.
A1930   12 August 1798 [endorsed 1799 which is the correct year]
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning promotion for Colonel Fisher.
Paper   2ff.
A1931   13 August 1799
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the army, Earl St. Vincent, and Colonel Fisher.
Paper   2ff.
A1932   13 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning a force of 4,000 men to be sent in support of Sir R. Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1933   13 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning volunteers from regular regiments who were to serve under Sir Ralph Abercromby, and Colonel Fisher's command.
Paper   2ff.
A1934   13 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning an application from Lieut.-Colonel Wood of the Royal Westminster Middlesex Militia.
Paper   1f.
A1935   14 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the putting of the troops on Barham Down into a state for actual service, the appointment of Captain Leighton and Lieut. Moore as Grey's aides de camp, Grey's satisfaction with Dickson, supplies for the troops on Barham Down, and the appointment of chaplains.
Paper   2ff.
A1936   14 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's wish that the position of brigade major should be reserved exclusively for officers in the regular army.
Paper   1f.
A1937   15 August 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning brigade majors.
1f
A1938   15 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning armaments and supplies for troops on Barham Down.
Paper   2ff.
A1939a   16 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the second division to support Sir Ralph Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1939b   16 August 1799
Enclosed:
Admiralty news bulletin.
Concerning the arrival of the combined enemy fleet at Brest.
Paper   1f.
A1939c   16 August 1799
News bulletin from Downing Street.
Incorporating the above and reporting the surrender of Mantua and Alessandria.
Paper   2ff.
A1940   16 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the filling of the places of general officers from the different districts who had been ordered on service and the appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Nightingale as Assistant-Adjutant-General to the troops at Barham Down.
Paper   2ff.
A1941   16 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Nightingale as Assistant-Adjutant-General and of several officers as brigade majors.
Paper   2ff.
A1942   17 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the returns of volunteers from the militia.
Paper   1f.
A1943   17 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning arrangements for the embarkation of part of the troops on Barham Down, and the gales which would interfere with Sir Ralph Abercromby's operations.
Paper   2ff.
A1944   19 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the troops on Barham Down and their embarkation, the Duke of York's approval of Grey's proposals about the arrangement of the general officers in his district, the impossibility of granting Major-General Don's request with regard to having Major Vassall as his brigade major, Lieut. Gubbins of the 40th Regiment, and speculation about Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   3ff.
A1945a   19 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1945b   15 August 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from R.H. Crew to Brownrigg.
Concerning Grey's application for the provision of bomb-proof accommodation and a bomb-proof hospital at Dover Castle.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1946a   19 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the Duke of York's approval of the arrangement stated in the enclosure concerning Dr. Scott.
Paper   2ff.
A1946b   15 August 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Surgeon-General Keat to Brownrigg.
Concerning the appointment of Mr. Ker (surgeon of the 72nd Regiment) as an assistant inspector at Canterbury and concerning the task assigned to Dr. Scott to see to the medicines etc. required for the troops in that place and for the expedition abroad.
Paper   2ff.
A1947   19 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the troops to support Sir R. Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1948   20 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Sir R. Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1949   20 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut.-Colonel Wood's absence and measures to be taken to replace him, Lord George Cavendish's refusal to provide men for artillery service, reasons for the delay in publishing in the Gazette the officers of the East York and West Essex Regiments who had been recommended for ensigncies, and unfounded reports about Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   4ff.
A1950   21 August 1799
Circular letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Requesting him in future to correspond with the Adjutant-General on all such points as he had hitherto corresponded with Colonel Brownrigg.
Paper   2ff.
A1951   21 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the removal of heavy baggage from Barham Down to Dover, the publication of orders for all officers to join their regiments there, Major Vassall, the promotion of Lieut. Hardy of the 35th Regiment, a regulation about batmen and servants, news of Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition, promotion proposed for Colonel Fisher, and Brownrigg's task of winding up his business in his department.
Paper   4ff.
A1952a   21 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Covering the enclosures.
Paper   2ff.
A1952b   20 August 1799
Enclosed:
Note from Messrs. Ross and Collyer to Brownrigg.
Quoting extract of letter from Sir George Osborn to Collier, 18 August 1799, concerning leave of absence for Major Boland who was very ill.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A1952c   14 August 1799
Certificate of C. H. Parry, M.D., stating that Major Boland of the 40th Foot was totally unfit for duty.
Paper   1f.
A1953a   21 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Sir R. Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1953b   19 August 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Captain R.C. Reynolds to Evan Nepean.
Reporting that Sir R. Abercromby's convoy was safe.
Paper   2ff.
A1954   22 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Sir R. Abercromby's expedition and preparations for the embarkation of reinforcements for him.
Paper   2ff.
A1955   22 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of ensigns, Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition, the embarkation of reinforcements, and Brownrigg's attack of gout.
Paper   2ff.
A1956   23 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Thanking Grey for his compliments, and concerning the improved state of the troops on Barham Down, the augmentation of the 9th Regiment, the appointment of Captain Reynell as assistant to Lieut.-Colonel Nightingale, Colonel Thomson's letter about his regiment, and the appointment of Major Huchison as an assistant adjutant-general.
Paper   3ff.
A1957   23 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the temporary appointment of Captain Wilson as brigade major.
Paper   1f.
A1958a   23 August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning a possible expedition under Grey's command against Brest.
Paper   2ff.
A1958b-c
2 typescript copies.
Each 2ff.
A1959a   23 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the despatch of reinforcements for Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1959b   23 August 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from Henry Dundas to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Concerning the reinforcements for Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1960   24 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Sending regulations on allowances to officers ordered on foreign service.
Paper   2ff.
A1961   24 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of reinforcements for Abercromby and the absence of Lord Cavan in Ireland.
Paper   1f.
A1962   24 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from the Commissioners for the Transport Service about passports issued to 15 French prisoners of war.
Paper   2ff.
A1963   25 August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Sending a map and a document.
Paper   1f.
A1964   26 August 1799
Copy letter from Grey to William Pitt.
Concerning the proposed expedition to Brest under his command, and his private affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A1965   26 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning medical examination of militiamen volunteers for the regular army who were said to be unfit.
Paper   2ff.
A1966   26 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning reinforcements for Abercromby, the formation of flank companies of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd brigades into two battalions, one commanded by Lieut.-Colonel Baylis, the other by Lieut.-Colonel Sharpe, and naming Major Espinasse and Major Davis as suitable officers for these battalions.
Paper   2ff.
A1967a   26 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Abercromby's expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1967b   23 August 1799
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from the Isis off the Texel.
Relating how a gale prevented the probable capture of the Dutch navy.
Paper   2ff.
A1968   endorsed 26 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning Sir R. Abercromby's expedition and a regiment of Light Dragoons that was to be embarked.
Paper   2ff.
A1969   27 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Mr. Foley complaining about a debt owed by Lieut. Keating of the 4th Foot.
Paper   2ff.
A1970   27 August 1799
Copy orders of the day, issued by Lieut.-Colonel Nightingale, Assistant-Adjutant-General.
Paper   1f.
A1971   27 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that Major Haviland Smith had been appointed brigade major.
Paper   2ff.
A1972a   27 August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning the expedition to Brest and Grey's request to spend some time in London on his private affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A1972b-c
2 typescript copies.
Each 1f.
A1973   27 August 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Informing him of his activities in connexion with prize business, reasons for the delays, the profit on the investment of Munro's money, Jones' suit and the impossibility of bringing Jennings to justice.
Paper   2ff.
A1974   28 August 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Concerning the decision of the Court on the Martinique claims against the captors of prize property taken on shore.
Paper   2ff.
A1975   28 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning a successor to Colonel Fisher as assistant adjutant-general to Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A1976   28 August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Accepting Grey's invitation to dinner.
Paper   2ff.
A1977   28 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the 11th Light Dragoons, arrangements to remount this Regiment, the strength of the companies of the flank battalions, a return of officers absent from Barham Down, and ammunition supply.
Paper   2ff.
A1978   28 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Lieut. Macdonald of the West Essex Militia.
Paper   2ff.
A1979a   29 August 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Covering letter to enclosure.
Paper   2ff.
A1979b   29 August 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
Concerning the despatch of the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons to reinforce Sir R. Abercromby.
Paper   2ff.
A1980   29 August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Informing him that he would not be able to dine with him but that he would call on him for a short time to learn his opinion on various points.
Paper   2ff.
A1981a   29 August 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the favourable state of their prize concerns, the amount due to Grey and the failure of Major Visscher to secure promotion.
Paper   2ff.
A1981b   24 August 1799
Enclosed:
Account of stock in public funds etc. belonging to the captors of Martinique, St. Lucia, and Guadeloupe in 1794 and standing in the names of Grey and Jervis.
Paper   2ff.
A1982   30 August 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money, the great labour and injury that the business had involved for him, the possibility of lending part of the prize money to Whitbread and Sir Henry Grey, and Major Visscher's good fortune.
Paper   2ff.
A1983   30 August 1799
Letter from Vice-Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge to Grey.
Concerning the sailing of the 11th Light Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A1984   30 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the 11th Light Dragoons, the absence of officers from Barham Down, Abercromby's expedition, Lieut.-Colonel Oswald's complaint about the promotion of Lieut.-Colonels Sharpe and Baylis to command the flank battalions that were to be formed rather than himself, and the supply of accoutrements to the regiments composing the 4th and 5th brigades.
Paper   4ff.
A1985   30 [31(?)] August 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning Sir Ralph Abercromby's expedition which had been successful but costly in taking possession of the Helder.
Paper   2ff.
A1986a   31 August 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning Grey's recommendation of Major Huchinson to succeed Fisher, the deficiency in clothing etc. of the regiments on Barham Downs, and Sir R. Abercromby's success.
Paper   1f.
A1986b   31 August 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from R. George, Ambrose Serle, and Joseph Hunt [Commissioners for the Transport Service] to Harry Calvert.
Concerning eight French prisoners who were to be released.
Paper   2ff.
A1987   31 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Congratulating him on Sir Ralph Abercromby's success (in taking the Helder).
Paper   1f.
A1988   31 August 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of the troops on Barham Down and requesting a statement of absent officers.
Paper   2ff.
A1989   2 September 1799
Letter from 2nd Earl Spencer to Henry Dundas.
Concerning troop ships which were to be made ready, and a "telegraph" blunder which diminished satisfaction at success in an action.
Paper   2ff.
A1990a   2 September 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning the very satisfactory winding up of the prize business, the refutation of the calumny against Grey, and papers which he required Grey to sign in connexion with prize booty.
Paper   2ff.
A1990b   3 September 1799
Enclosed:
Draft letter which Kaye proposed that Grey should write to Henry Dundas.
Requesting him to use his influence to secure a favourable and speedy answer to the captors' request for a grant by the King of the booty taken at Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A1991   2 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Referring to him a petition of private Michael Connor.
Paper   2ff.
A1992   3 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that surgeon Ker was to be assistant inspector of hospitals to the forces under Sir R. Abercromby and that Dr. Rogerson was to be physician to the said forces.
Paper   1f.
A1993   3 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the reinstatement of Lieut. Donald in the West Essex Militia, promotion for Cornet Reid, and Sir R. Abercromby's successful expedition.
Paper   2ff.
A1994   3 September 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Abercromby's victory and the surrender of the Dutch fleet, his request for reinforcements, the Duke of York's movements prior to setting out on his expedition with Brownrigg, and Grey's aide de camp Dickson.
Paper   2ff.
A1995   4 August 1799 [endorsed by Grey "ought to have been Sept 1799".]
Letter [unsigned] from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Concerning the replacement of the Hon. Lieut.-General Fox by Major-General Hewitt as inspector of the recruiting service.
Paper   2ff.
A1996   5 September 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of the Revd. Mr. Rush and the Revd. Mr. Hughes as chaplains to the forces destined for foreign service.
Paper   1f.
A1997   5 September 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey as the general officer commanding in the Southern District.
Informing him that Sir William Fawcett would command the army in Great Britain during the absence of the Duke of York.
Paper   2ff.
A1998   5 September 1799
Letter from J. Kaye to Grey.
Concerning Earl St. Vincent and prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A1999   6 September 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning transports for troops and the embarkation of the flank companies for Holland.
Paper   2ff.
A2000a   6 September 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's appointment to the command of the 3rd Dragoons, the embarkation of flank battalions from Deal, and a volunteer.
Paper   2ff.
A2000b
Typescript copy.
Paper   2ff.
A2001   6 September 1799
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him that he had been appointed to the command of the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2002   7 September 1799
Official letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that he had been appointed to the command of the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2003   7 September 1799
Private letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Assuring Grey of his services.
Paper   1f.
A2004   8 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting information about the 15th Light Dragoons, concerning arrangements for transporting horses, and congratulating Grey on his appointment as commander of the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A2005   9 September 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning a complaint by Mr. Hannington.
Paper   2ff.
A2006   11 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting once more the names of those whom Grey recommended as brigade majors.
Paper   2ff.
A2007   12 September 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Sending a return of the general officers now on the staff in South Britain.
[The return is not now present.]
Paper   1f.
A2008   13 September 1799
Circular letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Requesting (for Sir William Fawcett) Grey's plan for the arrangement of winter quarters in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A2009   14 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning the embarkation of troops, discipline in the militia, and Grey's request for leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A2010   [endorsed 15 September 1799]
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning smuggling, and events in India.
Paper   2ff.
A2011   16 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Captains Coghlan and Elrington as Brigade Majors in the Southern District.
Paper   1f.
A2012a   17 September 1799
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning Colonel Twiss, and Sir R. Abercromby and the French attack.
Paper   4ff.
A2012b   [endorsed September 1799]
Enclosed:
Letter from William Huskisson to H. Dundas(?).
Concerning Sir R. Abercromby's expedition and his requirements.
Paper   3ff.
A2012c
Attached:
Extract of letter from Sir Ralph Abercromby to Henry Dundas, 11 September 1799.
Reporting on his tactics.
Copy letter Abercromby to Dundas, 11 September 1799.
Reporting on his situation in Holland.
Paper   2ff.
A2013   18 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Captain Lawe's breach of discipline in leaving his militia regiment without permission, and Grey's desired leave of absence.
Paper   2ff.
A2014   18 September 1799
Letter from Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that Lieut. Bourchier was to join the detachment of the 11th Regiment about to proceed to the continent.
Paper   1f.
A2015a   18 September 1799
Letter from Matthew Lewis to Grey.
Concerning sea transport [from Dover to Scotland and Ireland] and a pecuniary allowance for women and children of troops sent to the continent.
Paper   2ff.
A2015b   18 September 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from A. Whitehead [Secretary to the Transport Commissioners] to Matthew Lewis.
Concerning the transport of the above-mentioned women and children to Scotland and Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A2015c   19 September 1799
List of women and children belonging to Lieut.-General Hulse's army left at Dover, specifying those who had and who had not received the allowance from the Government.
Signed by Captain William Gainfort.
Paper   2ff.
A2016   19 September 1799
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's arrival in Holland and the bill Dundas would propose.
Paper   2ff.
A2017   19 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning stragglers from the militia who had volunteered for the line.
Paper   1f.
A2018   20 September 1799
Circular letter from W. Wynyard [deputy Adjutant-General] to Grey.
Requesting a return of the officers employed on the staff in Grey's district.
Paper   2ff.
A2019   23 September 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning clothing etc. for troops on the continent.
Paper   2ff.
A2020   25 September 1799
Letter from W. Wynyard [deputy Adjutant-General] to Grey.
Informing him that the Ayrshire Fencible Light Dragoons were to embark for Ireland and that the East and West Lothian Fencible Regiments of Cavalry were to proceed to the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A2021   27 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Informing him that the command of the Southern District would be transferred to Sir Robert Laurie when Grey left, and concerning several officers, and the failure of the recent attempt against the enemy in Holland.
Paper   2ff.
A2022   28 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning proceedings against Captain Lawes of the Hertfordshire Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A2023   30 September 1799
Letter from Sir William Fawcett to Grey.
Concerning Captain Lawes and the expedition in Holland.
Paper   2ff.
A2024a   5 and 8 October 1799
The Duke of York's orders to his army in Holland.
Congratulating the men in general and some officers in particular on their conduct and explaining the reason for a withdrawal.
Paper   2ff.
A2024b
Attached:
List of General Officers with calculation of number of men under their command.
Paper   1f.
A2024c   19 September 1799
Bulletin of killed, wounded and prisoners in the action near Alkmaar commanded by the Duke of York.
Paper   2ff.
A2025a   18 October 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure and an investment made to bring the amount up to £300,000 stock.
Paper   2ff.
A2025b   17 October 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Earl St. Vincent.
Giving a statement of the assets and liabilities of the captors of prize goods and of the amount remaining for distribution.
Paper   2ff.
A2026   2 November 1799
Copy letter from Grey to George Rose.
Requesting him to procure the sign manual to enable Earl St. Vincent and himself to proceed to a distribution of the Martinique prize money.
Paper   1f.
A2027   3 November 1799
Letter from George Rose to Grey.
Explaining the delay in the granting of the sign manual for the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2028   9 November 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the proposed exchange between Majors Visscher and Smith, the removal of Colonel Swinburne to an invalid company, and Grey's wish for the appointment of Captain McMurdo as brigade major.
Paper   2ff.
A2029   11 November 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the exchange between Majors Visscher and Smith, and Major Forster and the purchase of a vacant lieutenant colonelcy in the 24th Regiment.
Paper   1f.
A2030a   23 November 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter he had sent to Kaye.
Paper   2ff.
A2030b   23 November 1799
Enclosed:
Draft of letter which Fisher had sent to Kaye.
Explaining the reason for his enquiries about prize business which had offended Kaye especially in respect of suits against Munro's executors and Jones and the settlement of the favourable French claims.
Paper   1f.
A2031a   26 November 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his letter to Kaye and Kaye's reply.
Paper   2ff.
A2031b   25 November 1799
Enclosed:
Letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Expressing himself satisfied at Fisher's explanation of a previous letter which had occasioned him offence, his promise to make every effort to accomplish a speedy termination of the depending lawsuits, the objection to submitting the dispute with Jones to arbitration, and the hearing of this and Munro's case.
Paper   2ff.
A2032   26 November 1799
Letter from Sir Harry Calvert to Grey.
Informing him that Captain Tinling was to be brigade major, and concerning arrangements arising out of the break up of the brigade destined for Ashford.
Paper   1f.
A2033a   30 November 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stock which he had sold, a payment of £29,682. 10s. 4d. to the King's Proctor, and letters he had written to Rose and Huskisson.
Paper   2ff.
A2033b   30 November 1799
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to George Rose.
Informing him of the above-mentioned payment to James Heseltine the King's Proctor - the proceeds of the sale of the American property captured at Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A2034   2 December 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a delay that must occur before certain stocks in which most of the prize money was invested could be sold and the advantages which this might have for the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A2035   8 December 1799
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning a cornetcy in the 3rd Dragoons, the illness of Major Grey, Colonel Taylor's desire for an exchange, and the exchange between Visscher and Smith.
Paper   2ff.
A2036   13 December 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a new method of distributing prize money whereby the share of the Commander-in-Chief would be reduced and the late distribution for Seringapatam.
Paper   2ff.
A2037   14 December 1799
Copy letter from Captain R.G. Keats to William Windham.
Reporting on his mission to supply money and arms to the royalist forces in Morbihan.
Paper   5ff.
A2038   14 December 1799
Copy letter from Grey and Earl St. Vincent to William Pitt.
Complaining of the new plan for the distribution of prize money whereby their share would be reduced to half of what had been agreed in 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A2039   16 December 1799
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Prize Act of 1793, and the answer to Thelluson's pamphlet.
Paper   2ff.
A2040
Narrative of the circumstances that preceded the death of Colonel Ashton of the 12th Regiment of Foot (as the result of a duel with Major Allen in India on 16 December 1799 ).
[Includes copy letter from Colonel Ashton to Major Pickton, 23 September 1798].
Paper   6ff.
A2041a   18 December 1799
Note from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Lieut. Forster of the Cinque Port Fencible Cavalry was to be recommended as cornet and adjutant to the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2041b
Attached:
Letter from Lord Hawkesbury (1st Earl of Liverpool) [to Grey(?)], n.d.
Concerning Lieut. Forster and horses that were too heavy for Light Dragoons.
Paper   2ff.
A2042a   24 December 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning a paper from M. de la Rosiere containing a project for the occupation of a post on the coast of Morbihan for the purpose of co-operating with the French royalists.
Paper   2ff.
A2042b-c
2 Typescript copies.
Each 1f.
A2043a   24 December 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Grey.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2043b-c
2 typescript copies.
Each 2ff.
A2044
Copy letter from Earl St. Vincent to William Pitt, n.d.
Informing him that Grey would not be able to meet him in Downing Street the next day but would see him in Lower Grosvenor Street.
Underneath
Draft letter from Grey and Earl St. Vincent to Pitt, n.d.
Thanking him for his attention to their interests in connexion with the distribution of prize money.
Paper   1f.
A2045   endorsed 27 December 1799
Copy of letter from Grey and Earl St. Vincent to Pitt.
Concerning the distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2046a   31 December 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a letter from Grey and Earl St. Vincent and promising to try to obtain certain information.
Paper   2ff.
A2046b
Enclosed:
Paper endorsed "Mr Huskisson's statement of troops and tonnage".
Setting out questions which required an answer.
Paper   1f.
1800
A2047a   6 January 1800
Note from Messrs. Winter and Kaye to Grey.
Covering the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A2047b
Enclosed:
Account of Messrs. Winter, Kaye and Maynard to Grey in connexion with prize business, February - March 1799.
Paper   1f.
A2048   12 January 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Lieut. Colonel Taylor's proceeding to Jersey, and Grey's illness.
Paper   1f.
A2049   15 January 1800
Letter from William Huskisson to Grey.
Concerning the command of military expeditions and of the channel fleet.
Paper   2ff.
A2050   23 January 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the sums due to the successful French claimants and the interest to be paid to them, and arrangements for the sale of the appropriate amount of stock.
Paper   1f.
A2051   27 January 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the late Lieut.-Colonel Cooke's commission in the 8th Light Dragoons, and Grey's illness.
Paper   2ff.
A2052   30 January 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a power of attorney to be executed by Grey and Earl St. Vincent in connexion with the transfer of stock to meet the successful French claims against the captors of prize goods.
Paper   2ff.
A2053a   [January 1800]
Letter from Colonel J. Taylor to Grey.
Concerning tonnage and the need for more information from the Government before military plans and expeditions could be made.
Paper   2ff.
A2053b
Enclosed:
Paper: "Suppositions upon the quantity of tonnage" involved in the embarkation of troops and equipment.
Paper   2ff.
A2054a   [January 1800]
Draft letter from Grey and St. Vincent to William Huskisson.
Concerning their inability to advice on attacks on the French coast without better information.
[Endorsed "The answer of Lord St. Vincent and Sir C. Grey to Mr. Dundas's memorandum and sent to Mr. Huskisson".]
Paper   2ff.
A2054b
Another version of the above document [incomplete].
Paper   2ff.
A2055   4 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning sums due to Mr. Heseltine, the King's Proctor, and to Messrs. Winter and Kaye.
Paper   1f.
A2056   6 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning payments made for the American and successful French claimants against the captors of prize property, and the shares of Grey and Earl St. Vincent and of the other general and flag officers in the distribution of prize money according to two different plans.
Paper   2ff.
A2057   7 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning business with St. Vincent in connexion with the distribution of prize money.
Paper   1f.
A2058   8 February 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the claims of Mr. Sancé.
Paper   1f.
A2059   12 February 1800
Proclamation for granting the distribution of prizes from persons inhabiting the coasts and ports of Genoa and the territories of the Pope subsequent to 28 September 1798.
Paper   1f.
A2060a   18 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the shares of prize money of the commanders and flag officers as stated in several proclamations and in the grant under the sign manual.
Paper   2ff.
A2060b   25 January 1797
Enclosed:
Proclamation for granting the distribution of prizes taken from the King of Spain, or his subjects, subsequent to 9 November 1796 - the date of an Order in Council for granting general reprisals against the ships and goods of the said King and his subjects.
Paper   1f.
A2061a   18 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the enclosure.
Paper   1f.
A2061b   10 February 1800
Enclosed:
Printed copy of note from Major Kersteman to Fisher.
Asking, in the name of several officers who served under Grey, when the remainder of the West Indian prize money would be distributed and threatening that they would petition Parliament in case of further delay.
Underneath
Fisher's reply, 12 February 1800.
Giving a detailed account of the business.
Paper   2ff.
A2062   21 February 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Captain Roche of the Oxford Fencible Cavalry to a cornetcy, the allotment of black horses from the Fencible Cavalry, and the recruitment of men for the regular forces from the fencibles.
Paper   2ff.
A2063a   22 February 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning some stock which had been gained for the captors from Munro's executors, and the termination of the suit against Jones.
Paper   2ff.
A2063b   21 February 1800
Enclosed:
Copy letter from J. Kaye to Fisher.
Informing him of the decisions reached in the suits against Munro's executors and Jones.
Paper   2ff.
A2064
f.1r. Printed copy of letter from Major William Kersteman to Fisher, 14 February 1800.
Replying to Fisher's letter of 12 February [ No. 2061b ], and concerning captains' shares of prize money, and the valuable cargoes of prize ships which sailed from Basseterre, Guadeloupe.
ff.1v.-2r. Fisher's reply to the above letter, 25 February 1800.
Concerning his activities as Grey's secretary in the West Indies and as prize agent on returning to England, the prize agents in the West Indies - Baillie, Munro, Jones and Kerr - captains' prize money, the forthcoming distribution, payment of the successful French claims, and the ships and their cargoes said to have been at Basseterre of which there was no account.
Paper   2ff.
A2065a   February 1800
Draft letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Asking him to tender to the King his resignation of the command of the Southern District for health reasons.
Paper   1f.
A2065b
Typescript copy.
Paper   2ff.
A2066   27 February 1800
Draft letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning his decision to resign his command of the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A2067   February 1800
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Asking him to tender to the King his resignation of the command of the Southern District.
f.2r. Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning his decision to resign.
Paper   2ff.
A2068   3 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning sales of stock he had made, General Prescott and the correspondence between Fisher and Kersteman, the distribution of the Havanna prize money, and Fisher's labours and sufferings on account of prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A2069   4 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning sales of stock he had made, and Mrs. Fisher's illness.
Paper   2ff.
A2070   5 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the draft of the grant of the prize money to the captors and his activities at the Stock Exchange.
Paper   2ff.
A2071a   5 March 1800
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Informing him that the King had accepted his resignation of the command of the Southern District.
Paper   2ff.
A2071b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2072a   6 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Prescott's dissatisfaction, and the sale of some stock.
Paper   1f.
A2072b   5 March 1800
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Prescott.
Concerning the plan for distribution of prize money which the commanders had drawn up at Barbados in January 1794 and which was subsequently approved and the share of general and flag officers according to its provisions.
Paper   2ff.
A2073   6 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the share of Grey and Earl St. Vincent in the forthcoming distribution of prize money and his plan for increasing it.
Paper   2ff.
A2074   6 March 1800
Receipt of John Matthewson for £20 from Elizabeth Grey [half a year's interest due to Miss Peareth].
Paper   1f.
A2075   7 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Informing him that he had transferred £10,000 3% consol stock into Grey's name and the same amount into Earl St. Vincent's.
Paper   2ff.
A2076   8 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Expressing his gratitude at Grey's and Earl St. Vincent's approval of his efforts to serve them with regard to prize money and his own reward for the trouble he had taken.
Paper   2ff.
A2077   8 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning commission charges on prize transactions to reward him for his trouble and to pay his expenses.
Paper   2ff.
A2078   9 March [1800]
Letter from Earl St. Vincent to Grey.
Concerning a commission charge that Fisher proposed to make on money paid to the American claimants, plate which Grey and he were to present to Fisher, and his (St. Vincent's) health.
Paper   2ff.
A2079   14 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his activities at the Stock Exchange, the new grant and sign manual, his gratitude to Grey and Earl St. Vincent and his efforts to complete the prize business.
Paper   2ff.
A2080   14 March 1800
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Mr. Lloyd relating to Lady Pennyman's affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A2081a   14 March 1800
Note from Brigadier-General Arnold to Grey.
Requesting him to send a copy of his letter to Mr. Rose concerning Arnold's claim for salted provisions lost at Guadeloupe - since the original letter could not be found.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2081b   14 March 1800
Attached:
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Arnold's note and claim.
Paper   2ff.
A2082   15 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Reporting his activities at the Stock Exchange, and concerning an order to pay into the Court of Admiralty a sum taken from the Betsey at Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A2083   16 March 1800
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning business in connexion with Lady Pennyman's affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A2084   17 March 1800
Letter from Brigadier-General Arnold to Grey.
Concerning his claim for provisions lost in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A2085   18 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning letters from Collector Grant of Martinique and Mr. Heseltine.
Paper   1f.
A2086   18 March 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's inability to recommend Lieut. Thomson of the Princess of Wales' Regiment of Fencible Cavalry for a lieutenancy in the regular service.
Paper   1f.
A2087   19 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Giving detailed accounts in respect of prize money with calculations of the shares of the various ranks of the captors in the forthcoming distribution.
Paper   2ff.
A2088   20 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a payment to Messrs. Meyrick in settlement of a debt of the late Captain Vipond, and the prize money for distribution.
Paper   1f.
A2089a   22 March 1800
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Recommending the employment of Mr. Oddie of Carey Street, London, as solicitor in connexion with Lady Pennyman's affairs.
[The following enclosures were sent to Grey for his approval.
He did not forward them. In a letter to Grey of 25 March 1800 [No. 2090] Whitbread mentions that two letters which he had recently enclosed to Grey had been rendered useless by steps which had apparently been taken since.]
Paper   2ff.
A2089b   22 March 1800
Enclosed:
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Thomas Lloyd.
Informing him of Lady Pennyman's views on his letter, and requesting him to submit the case and his plan to Mr. Oddie (who was to act for the Trustees of Lady Pennyman).
Paper   2ff.
A2089c   22 March 1800
Enclosed:
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to H.H. Oddie.
Stating the facts of the Pennyman business and requesting his advice about an arrangement which had been proposed to Lady Pennyman by those acting for her husband.
Paper   2ff.
A2090   25 March 1800
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Concerning Lady Pennyman's financial affairs.
Paper   2ff.
A2091   25 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Informing him that all was ready for a distribution of prize money but that a new difficulty had arisen with respect to some French claims and concerning the demand for money taken from the Betsey.
Paper   2ff.
A2092   25 March 1800
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Waller to Grey.
Reporting on the march of the 3rd Dragoons, and concerning the rumour that they were to be sent to Ireland, quarters for the Regiment, recruitment, and Charles P. Johnstone who would like a cornetcy in the Regiment and for which his father, Johnstone of Ludlow, would pay.
Paper   2ff.
A2093   26 March 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning lists of those entitled to prize money arising out of the capture of Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A2094   4 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning accounts of prize money which had to be signed.
Paper   2ff.
A2095   5 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning stock he had sold to Grey, Munro's money, powers of attorney necessary for the sale of Grey's stock and droits of Admiralty he was to recover for Grey and St. Vincent.
Paper   2ff.
A2096a   9 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the advertisement for the distribution of prize money, the payment of the navy's share to Cooke, documents for Grey and Earl St. Vincent to sign, and steps he would take with respect to droits of Admiralty.
Paper   2ff.
A2096b   8 April 1800
Enclosed:
Printed notice concerning the distribution of prize money arising out of the capture of Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe in 1794.
Paper   2ff.
A2097   10 April 1800
Letter from Samuel Whitbread to Grey.
Informing him that he would let him know Mr. Lloyd's answer to his letters when he received it.
Paper   2ff.
A2098   12 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning droits of Admiralty which he would try to recover for Grey and Earl St. Vincent, his letter to St. Vincent, the bill that St. Vincent had signed in favour of Cooke, Cooke's dissatisfaction, St. Vincent's approval of his proposed arrangements and documents Grey and St. Vincent must sign.
Paper   2ff.
A2099   14 April 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Charles Phillips would be recommended for a cornetcy in the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2100   21 April 1800
Letter from the Revd. G. Croft of St. Martin's Birmingham to Grey.
Complaining about Mr. Judson and the deduction of attorney's fees, commission etc. from small sums of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2101   22 April 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the removal of Captain Smart to full pay, the recommendation of Mr. Walters to the Army Medical Board, the purchase of ground round Fort George, and Lieut.-Colonel Ogle's desire to address a memorial to the Duke of York.
Paper   1f.
A2102   27 April 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's reasons for not recommending that Major-General Dickson be placed on the staff, and Lieut.-Colonel Ogle's memorial.
Paper   2ff.
A2103   28 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning deductions to be made from officers' prize money for prize goods they had received, and payment due for a sloop and boat ordered by Earl St. Vincent and delivered to Commodore Thompson.
Paper   1f.
A2104   28 April 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a demand on Lieut.-Colonel Burnet for a sum of more than 200 guineas which he owed to the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A2105a   1 May 1800
Letter from Lieut.-Colonel J. Burnet to Grey.
Declaring that he was extremely hurt that Grey should believe that he had received his proportion of pay for the Guadeloupe agency twice.
Paper   2ff.
A2105b   4 January 1799
Enclosed:
Extract of letter from Burnet to Valentine Jones.
Concerning the deduction of his agency fees.
Paper   2ff.
A2106   3 May 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Jones' failure to pay Lieut.-Colonel Burnet his share of the prize agency, Burnet's irregular proceeding in detaining certain money in part payment for his services, and the advisability of informing Earl St. Vincent of the circumstances of the case.
Paper   2ff.
A2107   4 May 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the memorial of Lieut.-Colonel Campbell, Burnet's letter, the claims of ordnance officers at Woolwich and Woolwich Warren and also of John Wood of the artillery to prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2108a   5 May 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning letters to Burnet, and the stand that Fisher was taking with regard to the money that Burnet was owed.
Paper   1f.
A2108b   5 May 1800
Enclosed:
Letter which Fisher proposed Grey should write to Lieut.-Colonel Burnet.
Concerning the sum he had irregularly detained for agency fees before the accounts were settled.
Paper   2ff.
A2109   5 May 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his reply to the Revd. G. Croft's letter to Grey of 21 April 1800 [ No. 2100 ].
Paper   1f.
A2110   7 May 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's inability to provide a situation for Colonel Campbell, and the restoration of Captain Smart to full pay.
Paper   2ff.
A2111   9 May 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Charlton Tucker and George Younghusband to cornetcies with the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2112a   10 May 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2112b   10 May 1800
Enclosed:
Account by Fisher showing prize money due to Grey's late servants.
Paper   2ff.
A2112c
Enclosed:
Copy account of Robert Dixon's and Robert Davidson's proportions of prize money, with copy receipt, 30 April 1800, of Fisher (for Grey) for £26. 17s. 6d. from Christopher Cook for the same.
Paper   1f.
A2113   13 May 1800
Copy letter from Benedict Arnold to William Pitt.
Concerning his claim for payment for the consignment of provisions lost in Guadeloupe.
Paper   2ff.
A2114   22 May 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the appointment of Sergeant Richard Ebdon as quarter master to the 10th troop of the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2115   1 June 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a letter from Mr. Crespigny (on the payment of droits of Admiralty to Grey).
Paper   2ff.
A2116   7 June 1800
Receipt of William Baird for £50 to pay Edward Collingwood of Chirton on account of Mrs. Grey.
Paper   1f.
A2117   14 June 1800
Letter from Joseph Harrison to Grey.
Concerning the proposed dock at Southwick, the lease of the premises for it from the Dean and Chapter of Durham, their terms for renewal of leases, and the apportionment of a rent in which the two Miss Greys were to share; also concerning Mr. Taylor of Christain Bank.
Underneath
Note by one of Mrs. Grey's children expressing her desire that Grey would answer the above letter as if the premises concerned were his own property, as she did not understand the matter.
Paper   2ff.
A2118   14 June 1800
Copy letter from Grey to William Pitt.
Concerning Arnold's claim [ see No. 2113 ].
Paper   1f.
A2119   30 June 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Asking him to call on the Duke of York.
Paper   1f.
A2120a   2 July 1800
Memorandum of what took place at a meeting of Grey and the Duke of York.
Concerning Grey's attempt to return to active service.
Paper   2ff.
A2120b
Typescript copy.
Paper   2ff.
A2121   9 July 1800
Letter from Joseph Harrison to Grey.
Concerning the impossibility of obtaining permission from the river Wear Commissioners to build a dock at Southwick, the failure of two similar applications, the extension of Southwick quay, the hay and corn crops at and near Howick, the prices of beef and mutton etc., and the recovery of Harry Taylor.
Paper   2ff.
A2122a
Draft of part of the following letter.
Paper   2ff.
A2122b   14 July 1800. [Endorsed 15 July]
Copy letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Complaining that he had not been given any command nor been consulted on the proposed expedition to Belle Isle and pointing out that he was the only officer who had not received some distinction as a reward for successful service.
Paper   4ff.
A2122c
Typescript copy of the above letter.
Paper   6ff.
A2123   22 July 1800
Copy letter from Grey to Brownrigg.
Concerning his intention to go to Northumberland since there appeared to be no prospect of his being employed on any service, and thanking him for his attention and civility in the course of their correspondence.
Paper   1f.
A2124a   22 July 1800
Copy of letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Informing him that as it appeared he was not required for active service he was about to go into Northumberland, and thanking him for past favours.
Paper   1f.
A2124b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2125   23 July 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Acknowledging Grey's letter of 22 July . [ See No. 2123.]
Paper   2ff.
A2126a   23 July 1800
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter of 22 July. [ See No. 2124a.]
Paper   2ff.
A2126b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2127a   25 July 1800
Letter from Henry Dundas to Grey.
Replying to Grey's letter of 15 July. [ See No. 2122b.]
Paper   2ff.
A2127b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2128   30 July 1800
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2129a   31 August 1800
Copy letter from W. Stiles [a Commissioner of H.M. Customs for England] to William Le Marchant [Bailiff and Chief Magistrate of Guernsey].
Concerning proposed regulations to prevent the smuggling of goods to England which had greatly increased.
Paper   2ff.
A2129b
Copy of outlines of proposed additional regulations to the Order in Council of 13 February 1767, to prevent smuggling from Guernsey and Alderney.
4ff. [1f. blank.]
A2130   27 September 1800
Copy letter from William Le Marchant [Bailiff and Chief Magistrate of Guernsey] to William Stiles [a Commissioner of H.M. Customs for England].
Stating arguments against the proposed new regulations to prevent smuggling from Guernsey to England.
Paper   8ff.
A2131a   14 October 1800
Letter from Evan Nepean to Grey.
Concerning a conversation he had had with Dundas in which Grey was discussed, and asking his opinion on a letter from Dundas.
Paper   2ff.
A2131b   13 October 1800
Copy letter from Henry Dundas to Nepean.
Concerning the possibility of the command in Portugal being given to Grey and asking Nepean to find out whether it would be acceptable to him.
Paper   1f.
A2131c
Typescript copy of 2131a.
Paper   2ff.
A2131d
Typescript copy of 2131b.
Paper   3ff.
A2132a   26 October 1800
Letter from Evan Nepean to Grey.
Concerning a conversation between Dundas and Nepean about employment for Grey and a pension for Mrs. George Grey; and apologising for his last letter.
Paper   2ff.
A2132b
Typescript copy of the above document.
Paper   2ff.
A2133a   [October 1800(?).]
Queries [in Grey's hand] on the powers of the officer to be appointed to the command in Portugal [a position for which he was evidently a candidate] with answers [in a different hand].
Paper   2ff.
A2133b
Attached:
Paper: "Officers thought of at the first moment".
Listing the officers who might be placed on Grey's staff if he went to Portugal, with remarks about them.
Paper   2ff.
A2134   6 December 1800
Receipt of William Baird for £50 to pay E. Collingwood of Chirton on account of Mrs. Grey.
Paper   1f.
A2135a   9 December 1800
Letter from Thomas Davidson to Mr. Harrison.
Concerning financial matters.
Paper   2ff.
A2135b   8 December 1800
Enclosed:
Receipt of George Scurfield for £20 from Mrs. Grey [interest on a mortgage].
Paper   1f.
A2135c
Enclosed:
Account of Messrs. Davidson to Mrs. Grey for business in connexion with the calling in by the Misses Peareth of £800 secured by mortgage of part of the Southwick estate.
Paper   2ff.
A2136   13 December 1800
Letter from Thomas Davidson to Mr. Harrison.
Acknowledging receipt of £21 in discharge of his account.
Paper   2ff.
A2137   14 December 1800
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning his attack of gout which prevented his answering Grey's letter sooner, the recommendation of Quarter Master Early of the 3rd Dragoons for an ensigncy of invalids and of Richard Bates for an ensigncy, and his hope that Major Grey would so far recover the use of his limb that he could become a cavalry officer.
Paper   2ff.
1801-1807
A2138   30 January 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the payment of prize money to the widow of a soldier named Taylor, and the case of Captain Blanche whose application for prize money was too late.
Paper   2ff.
A2139a   5 March 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's decision not to apply to Lord Cornwallis on Fisher's behalf, the failure to obtain the purchase of a lieutenant colonelcy for Major Visscher, the case of John Taylor's prize money, an application for prize money for Captain Edward Walsh, the loss for the captors by the villainy of McConnell, Fisher's attempt to secure an interview with Jennings' son, and the iron water pipes in Martinique.
Paper   2ff.
A2139b   27 June 1800
Enclosed:
f.1r.-1v. Copy letter from Charles Grant to Fisher.
Concerning the correspondence between Fisher and Major Kerstman [ Nos. 2061b and 2064 ], the improbability of recovering anything from Jennings, bills of exchange remitted by McConnell and the refusal of the Governor of Martinique to allow the removal of the iron water pipes.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy letter from J. Thomas to Fisher, 27 June 1800.
Concerning the disproportion in the shares of prize money, the iron water pipes, Madam Malvo's and Jennings' debts, a fraud over the sale of coffee, and the loss of his position as adjutant general.
Paper   2ff.
A2139c
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Charles Grant to Fisher, 24 October 1800.
Concerning McConnell's deceit, his interview with McConnell and the latter's disappearance, Jennings' business and Grant's offer to go to St. Thomas's to try to settle it, and the decline in customs business at the port in Martinique where he was stationed.
Paper   2ff.
A2139d
Enclosed:
ff.1-2r. Copy letter from Charles Grant to Walter Colquhoun, 4 October 1800.
Concerning McConnell's infamous conduct in various financial affairs - Madame Mallevault's debt etc. - and the action that must be taken with regard to those who were debtors on account of the Guadeloupe sales to prevent further loss through him.
f.2r.-3r. Copy letter from R. D. Jennings to J. A. McConnell, 23 May 1800. Concerning a letter from Grey on the failure to settle with Jennings' son in England [extract quoted], his son's efforts to obtain an interview with Grey and Earl St. Vincent, his own anxiety to settle the business and his apprehension that it would have to be brought before a court of law in England.
Paper   3ff.
A2139e
Enclosed:
f.1r.-v. Copy letter from Charles Grant to Fisher, 23 November 1800.
Concerning McConnell and the loss he had occasioned Colquhoun and others, Jennings' affair, financial matters in respect of Messrs. Runnells' and Enard's debt.
ff.1v.-2r. Copy letter from R. D. Jennings to Charles Grant, 15 October 1800.
Concerning the discontinuance of business with McConnell, and the delay in the settlement of prize business.
f.2r.-v. Copy letter from W. Punnett to Charles Grant, 22 October 1800.
Informing him that a sum of money received from Messrs. Calvert and Simpson by virtue of a power of attorney from Valentine Jones had been paid to James Murphy who was holding it to the use of Jones.
ff.2v.-3r. Copy letter from P. H. Runnell to Charles Grant, 23 October 1800.
Informing him that the firm P.H. and Abraham Runnells was dissolved, describing the causes of their losses, and offering to give bond for payment in 12 months of half the sum due, his brother being the person to whom to apply for the other half.
Paper   3ff.
A2139f   3 February 1801
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Charles Grant.
Concerning his expedition to the Mediterranean and promotion, his failure to receive the £2,000 McConnell had promised to remit, the iron water pipes, the absconding of McConnell junior, Jenning's business, Runnells' affair, Enard's debt, the difference between England and Denmark which might prevent Grant from going to St. Thomas's, the transaction whereby Jones granted a power of attorney for the receiving of money from Messrs. Calvert and Simpson, and concerning other debts due to the captors.
Paper   2ff.
A2139g   9 February 1801
Copy letter from J.C. Jennings to Fisher.
Requesting that their interview might be postponed because he was unwell.
Paper   1f.
A2140   22 March 1801
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the recommendation of a purchaser of a cornetcy in the 3rd Dragoons, the complete state of that corps, an augmentation of cavalry regiments, and Quarter Master Early's ensigncy.
Paper   1f.
A2141
"Part of a Journal concerning Egypt", 20 January - 22 March 1801.
Largely concerning shipping movements in the Mediterranean.
Paper   4ff.
A2142a   27 March 1801
Letter from the Duke of Portland to Grey.
Asking him to come to London where an important command would be offered to him.
Paper   2ff.
A2142b   27 March 1801
Enclosed:
Letter from Earl St. Vincent to Grey.
Encouraging him to accept the offer in Portland's letter.
Paper   1f.
A2142c
Typescript copy of 2142a.
Paper   2ff.
A2142d
Typescript copy of 2142b.
Paper   1f.
A2143   30 March 1801
Copy letter from J. Lowrey [late Captain in the 13th Foot] to Grey.
Stating his claim to share the Port au Prince prize money as captain instead of as subaltern.
Paper   2ff.
A2144   31 March 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a proposal from Jennings's son to settle his father's debt to the captors, and Fisher's advice to seek better terms.
Paper   3ff.
A2145   1 April 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning reports that Grey had been offered the post of Commander in Chief in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A2146   2 April 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning droits of admiralty paid to St. Vincent, the rumour that Grey would like a peerage; and the position of Commander in Chief in Ireland.
Paper   2ff.
A2147
Diagram: "Naval Engagement off Copenhagen 2 April 1801 ".
Paper   1f.
A2148   7 April 1801
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him of the appointment of Ensign Kenneth Sutherland of the Invalids at Jersey to a lieutenancy in Captain Rose's company at Shetland, and of Quarter-Master Early of the 3rd Dragoons to an ensigncy in Captain Grace's company at Portsmouth.
Paper   1f.
A2149   17 April 1801
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Grey's recommendation of a successor to Lieut. Story of the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2150   14 May 1801
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning the improbability of Grey's son fully recovering from the wound he received in Holland.
Paper   1f.
A2151a   1 June 1801
Letter from Henry Addington [1st Viscount Sidmouth] to Grey.
Informing him that the King would create him a Baron of the United Kingdom in recognition of his service.
Paper   2ff.
A2151b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2152a   1 June 1801
Letter from Earl St. Vincent to Grey.
Concerning Addington, the King, and Grey's peerage, and declaring that he would strive to ensure that Charles Grey attained "the situation in Government his Talent and Character entitle him to".
Paper   2ff.
A2152b
Typescript copy.
Paper   2ff.
A2153   5 June 1801
Letter from W. Fawkener [Clerk to the Privy Council] to Grey.
Informing him of a meeting of the Privy Council to administer the oaths to those members of that Council who had not yet been sworn in.
Paper   2ff.
A2154   5 June 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning an application to be made by Grey and Earl St. Vincent to the Duke of Portland to request him to order Governor Keppell of Martinique to give up the iron water pipes to the captors, and an agreement with Jennings.
Paper   1f.
A2155a   6 June 1801
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Lowry's claim to share the San Domingo prize money in the rank of Captain, the purchase of an estate by General Whyte and his marriage, Fisher's experience at the levée on the King's birthday, the Duke of York's opinion of him, and his failure to secure his transfer from the 3rd to the 2nd battalion of the 9th Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A2155b   1 May 1801
Enclosed:
Letter from General Whyte to Fisher.
Concerning Lieut. Lowrey.
Paper   2ff.
A2155c
Enclosed:
Letter from Major-General Whitelock to Fisher.
Concerning Lowrey.
Paper   2ff.
A2156a   8 June 1801
Letter from Earl St. Vincent to Grey.
Concerning Sir Harry Grey and Grey's choice of title for his peerage.
Paper   2ff.
A2156b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2157   13 June 1801
Circular letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting recommendations of cornets and others for promotion and concerning the further augmentation of each troop of Grey's regiment.
Paper   1f.
A2158   14 June 1801
Letter from Sir Isaac Heard [Garter King of Arms] to Grey.
Congratulating him on his peerage.
Paper   2ff.
A2159a   16 June 1801
Letter from Sir Isaac Heard to Grey.
Concerning the supporters to the barony of Grey and the completion of his pedigree.
Paper   2ff.
A2159b
Enclosed:
Printed Copy of the Standing Orders relative to the Descents of the Peers of this Kingdom.
Paper   1f.
A2160   25 June 1801
Letter from G.F. Beltz [Secretary to Sir Isaac Heard] to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of Grey's letter and enclosures about his supporters and pedigree.
Paper   2ff.
A2161   1 July 1801
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning promotion of the officers he had recommended, and the improvement in Major Grey's leg.
Paper   1f.
A2162
Plan: “Sketch of the Movements made by the Troops under the Command of Major General Coote to the Westward of Alexandria”, 17-31 August 1801.
Paper   1f.
A2163
Plan showing troop positionings between Aboukir Bay and Alexandria.
Paper   1f.
A2164
Plan showing points of strategic importance and French and English positions in the neighbourhood of Alexandria.
Paper   1f.
A2165   7 December 1801
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Grey's son and his wound.
Paper   2ff.
A2166   16 February 1802
Copy letter from Grey to the Duke of York.
Concerning garrisons in the Leeward and Caribbean Islands.
Paper   1f.
A2167   18 February 1802
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Thanking him for his estimate concerning the garrison of the Leeward Islands.
Paper   2ff.
A2168a   10 April 1802
Certificate of Grey's having been sworn to the Privy Council.
Signed: Steph: Cottrell.
Seal: 1 red wax applied, papered.
Paper   2ff.
A2168b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2169   27 April 1802
Letter Stephan Cottrell to Grey.
Concerning two proclamations to be published in Guernsey and Sark.
Paper   2ff.
A2170   1 August 1802
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning permission for Captain Clowes of Grey's Regiment to retain his rank of captain while adjutant, the leave of absence he required, the intended posting of the King's Own Dragoons to Ireland, a message from the Duke of York, Major Grey's recovery, the Northumberland election results, and Brownrigg's health.
Paper   2ff.
A2171a   5 August 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his letter to the Secretaries of the Treasury and the payment of the money for discharging unsatisfied American claims on the Martinique prize money and to reimburse the captors their expenses.
Paper   2ff.
A2171b   2 August 1802
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Requesting the payment of £8,100 to reimburse the captors their law expenses in connexion with the American claims (as had been voted by Parliament), and stating the desirability of the sum due to the Americans being paid as soon as possible.
Paper   2ff.
A2172a   6 August 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning claims for prize money by Quarter Master O'Brien and Musician Archer of the 32nd Regiment.
Paper   2ff.
A2172b   6 August 1802
Enclosed:
Copy letter from Fisher to Captain J. White of the 32nd Regiment.
Concerning the impossibility of meeting the above-mentioned claims.
Paper   2ff.
A2173
Letter from Fisher to Grey, 17 August 1802.
Concerning Mr. Heseltine and the sum to be received from the Treasury in connection with prize business.
Copy letter from N. Vansittart [Secretary to the Treasury] to Fisher, 12 August 1802.
Concerning the payment of £45,332. 17. 6d. granted by Parliament to meet the unsatisfied American claims.
[This letter is set out above Fisher's letter to Grey.]
Paper   1f.
A2174   30 August 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the delay in the issue of the Treasury warrant for the payment of the American claims, and his estimate of the amount of prize money that might remain for distribution and Grey's share of it.
Paper   2ff.
A2175   8 September 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the 42nd anniversary of his being an officer, Madame Malvault's business, Governor Cochrane Johnson of Dominica and a protested bill for £1,000, and the impossibility of the captors' funds amounting to £20,000.
Paper   1f.
A2176   22 September 1802
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of York's policy with regard to leave of absence for officers in Ireland, and Colonel Waller's request for leave.
Paper   2ff.
A2177   2 October 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a circumstance that had been discovered about a payment believed to have been made by Charles Kerr to Valentine Jones and the effect of this on the suit against Jones; and the failure of the firm Turnbulls and Co. which involved a great loss for Earl St. Vincent and the ruin of Bontein.
Paper   2ff.
A2178   3 October 1802
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning Captain Clowes's appointment as adjutant to the 3rd Dragoons.
Paper   1f.
A2179   8 October 1802
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the payment by the Treasury of the sum to meet the American claims and reimburse the captors in respect of their law expenses, his investment of part of that money, the suit against Jones, the burden of work which prize business still involved for him, and the disbanding of his battalion and the prospect of his being placed on half-pay.
Paper   2ff.
A2180   27 November 1802
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the militia rank conferred on Sir Thomas Saumarez in Guernsey.
Paper   1f.
A2181   30 July 1803
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Chancery suit with Jones, and the arguments for and against an immediate distribution of the residue of the prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2182   19 August 1803
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Concerning the dispatch of the 81st Regiment as a reinforcement to Guernsey, the organization of this Regiment, the transfer of Dr. Wardell to the Northern District, Grey's opinion on a military council, and Sheridan's speech.
Paper   2ff.
A2183   22 August 1803
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the accounts of Heseltine and Messrs Winter and Kaye in connexion with prize business, and the question of an immediate or delayed distribution of prize money.
Paper   2ff.
A2184   24 August 1803
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Forwarding Earl St. Vincent's answer to his letter about prize business, and concerning the rumour of an expedition to the French coast.
Paper   1f.
A2185   1 September 1803
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning Grey's and Earl St. Vincent's decision to defer the distribution of prize money, his endeavour to find out whether he was likely to be called into service, his conversation with Lord Chatham at the levée. Sir John Cradock's appointment to the 71st Regiment and Gordon's to the 21st North British Fusilieers.
Paper   2ff.
A2186
Memorandum on the defence of Liverpool given to the Corporation of the said City on 13 September 1803.
[Evidently by Prince William Frederick of Gloucester - see letter to him of 5 December 1803, No. 2189.]
Paper   2ff.
A2187   15 September 1803
Requisition for ordnance, etc. to form a park of artillery in the North West District.
Paper   2ff.
A2188   16 September 1803
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning General Moore's expedition, the possibility of an attack on Jersey and Guernsey, Fisher's nephew, Fisher's trouble over the three sons of the late Lieut.-Colonel Gomm, the accounts of Fisher's three deceased nephews, and his opinion on the establishment of a military council to advise the Commander in Chief.
Paper   3ff.
A2189   5 December 1803
Copy letter from Captain Robert Pilkington and Captain Edmund Currey to Lieut.-General His Royal Highness Prince William Frederick of Gloucester.
Reporting their opinions on the best method of putting Liverpool into a state of defence.
Paper   4ff.
A2190   20 June 1804
Report on the state of the Island of Guernsey by Major General Doyle [Lieutenant Governor, Commanding H.M. Forces in the Islands of Guernsey and Alderney], with plan of Guernsey, and description and plan of the boom placed at the entrance of St. Sampson's Harbour.
19ff. [1f. blank.]
A2191   28 June 1804
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Requesting his opinion on the effect that limitation of the time of service of soldiers in the regular army would have on recruitment, discipline, etc.
Paper   1f.
A2192   18 December 1804
Letter from R.P. LeMarchant to Grey.
Concerning a bill to prohibit the direct importation into Guernsey of all "Exciseable and Customeable Goods".
Paper   2ff.
A2193
Extracts from affidavits concerning smuggling carried on from the Dutch ports, the deponents being:
John Dadson of Flushing
John Mahy of Guernsey
F. Brenkhorst of Middleburg
Joseph Collings of Guernsey
J.W. de Jonge, master of a Prussian ship the Jonge Jan.

Paper   1f.
A2194   23 December 1804
Copy affidavit of Harry Dobrée.
Concerning the mission of M. Ethéart to Guernsey in March 1801 to try to establish a free trade from Guernsey and Jersey to the Ports of St. Malo and Granville.
Paper   2ff.
A2195   22 January 1805
Letter from Brownrigg to Grey.
Informing him that Major General Grey would remain on the staff.
Paper   1f.
A2196a   12 March 1805
Letter from Daniel de Lisle Brock [Deputy of the States of Guernsey] to Charles [2nd Earl] Grey.
Concerning a bill that was to be introduced to prevent smuggling from Guernsey.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2196b
Enclosed:
"Extracts from the remarks submitted to the Consideration of Government on the expediency of restricting the trade of the islands with the view of suppressing the illicit trade carrying on in Great Britain"
[This appears to be an extract of letter from Brock(?) to Pitt];
"Farther Observations on the illicit trade, & the expediency of shutting the ports of the English islands to the smuggler" [sent to William Huskisson];
"Copy of the letter written to Genl Doyle, & transmitted to him by Govt."
Paper   4ff.
A2197   25 May 1805
Letter from Daniel de Lisle Brock to Charles [2nd Earl] Grey.
Informing him of proceedings in opposition to the trade restrictions that were to be imposed on Guernsey.
Paper   2ff.
A2198
Suggested amendments to the smuggling bill to safeguard the privileges of the Channel Islands.
[In De Lisle Brock's hand.]
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2199   5 June 1805
Letter from Daniel de Lisle Brock to Grey.
Condemning the amended version of the smuggling bill which he believed to be highly detrimental to Guernsey.
[This letter appears to have been forwarded by Grey to his son Charles.]
Paper   4ff.
A2200   13 June 1805
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Expressing readiness to attend to Grey's wishes concerning his sons Major-General and Lieut.-Colonel Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A2201   c.18 June 1805
"Thoughts on the Case of the island of Guernsey, and the distinction attempted to be made between the right of jurisdiction on land, or in the roads & harbours when the goods or persons are waterborne", by D. B[rock(?)].
Paper   4ff.
A2202a   26 June 1805
Letter from Daniel de Lisle Brock to Charles [2nd Earl] Grey.
Concerning the amended version of the smuggling bill.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2202b
Enclosed:
List of objections to the claims of Guernsey with answers by Brock.
Paper   2ff.
A2203   5 July 1805
Letter from James and John Meyrick to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a draft for £200.
Paper   1f.
A2204   7 December 1805
Letter from the Duke of York to Grey.
Concerning Major General Grey [who had been placed on the staff of the expedition about to leave for the continent].
Paper   1f.
A2205   9 March 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Requesting instructions concerning a payment claimed by Mrs. Grey.
Paper   2ff.
A2206   13 March 1806
Note from Mr. Meyrick to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of a bill of exchange for £60.
Paper   1f.
A2207   17 March 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning the payment of £150 to Mrs. Grey and acknowledging receipt of bills of exchange for £60 and £40. 2s. 0d.
Paper   1f.
A2208a   27 March 1806
Letter from George John, 2nd Earl Spencer, to Grey.
Informing him that the King was going to create him an earl and asking what title he wished to choose.
Paper   2ff.
A2208b
Typescript copy.
Paper   1f.
A2209   15 April 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning fees in connexion with Grey's peerage and patent.
Paper   1f.
A2210   22 April 1806
Note from Mr. Meyrick to Grey.
Sending £200 in notes.
Paper   1f.
A2211   30 April 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning off-reckonings.
Paper   1f.
A2212   21 May 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning the clothier's account for 1805-7.
Paper   1f.
A2213   26(?) May 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning a receipt.
Paper   1f.
A2214   [1806(?)]
Memorandum on the value of permanently acquiring Buenos Ayres.
[J. W. Fortesque believed this memorandum was by Sir Home Popham but this seems unlikely as Popham was leader of the expedition mentioned in the memorandum, and was not in England at the time at which it was evidently written there.]
Paper   13ff.
A2215   11-12 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning sales of stock he had made.
Paper   2ff.
A2216   18 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his attempts to sell stock, and the rumours of the failure of Lauderdale's mission to Paris and renewal of hostilities.
Paper   2ff.
A2217   19 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning sales of stock he was making and the declaration of war by France on Prussia.
Incomplete. 1f.
A2218   22 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning his sales of stock, his need for extended leave of absence to complete the business, and the illness of his wife.
Paper   1f.
A2219   23 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the completion of his sales of stock, the probability that Lord Howick would succeed Fox as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and his wife's illness.
Paper   2ff.
A2220   27 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning returns for Grey to sign in connexion with the distribution of prize money.
Paper   1f.
A2221   27 September 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of Gloucester's refusal to extend his leave of absence, the illness of his wife, and his great distress of mind.
Paper   1f.
A2222   3 October 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the Duke of Gloucester's application to the Duke of York in favour of Fisher's leave of absence being extended and his exchange with Brigadier-General Williams in the Eastern District, and business in connexion with the distribution of prize money.
Paper   1f.
A2223   14 October 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning obstacles in the way of a distribution of prize money, his need for further extension of leave of absence, the refusal to permit the proposed exchange between himself and Brigadier-General Williams, Mrs. Fisher's critical condition, and his own burden of work and grief.
Paper   2ff.
A2224   24 October 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the navy returns for distribution of prize money, the death of Mrs. Fisher and his great affliction.
Paper   2ff.
A2225   25 October 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning a document to be signed in connexion with the final distribution of prize money, the acquittal and discharge of himself against further demands, and his misery.
Paper   2ff.
A2226   28 October 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Concerning a note for £150.
Paper   1f.
A2227   8 November 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the delay by St. Vincent in returning a document, his need for further leave of absence and the refusal of the Duke of Gloucester to grant it, the result this was likely to have on the prize business, his depression, the promotion of Major-General Macdonald and the possibility that Fisher would be financially ruined.
Paper   1f.
A2228   10 November 1806
Letter from Fisher to Grey.
Concerning the advertisement of the 4th distribution of prize money, the departure of his relatives, and his loss of appetite and sleep.
Paper   1f.
A2229
Narrative of the loss of His Majesty's ship Athenien on 20 November 1806.
Paper   2ff.
A2230   28 November 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Promising to send a sum [of prize money] to him.
Paper   1f.
A2231   3 December 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Acknowledging receipt of three drafts.
Paper   1f.
A2232   16 December 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey.
Informing him that he had received £542. 4s. 6d. as a 4th dividend of prize money due to Grey and concerning bank notes he would send to Grey.
Paper   1f.
A2233   16 December 1806
Letter from James Meyrick to Grey. Sending the remaining halves of bank notes for £550.
Paper   1f.
A2234a
Plan of Modlin [Modling].
[Addressed to Earl Grey.]
Paper   1f.
A2234b
Wrapper with note concerning the above plan.
Paper   1f.
A2235
Net profits of the Government of Guernsey extracted from Grey's accounts, 1804-7.
Paper   1f.
A2236   1807
A New Table of the King's Taxes, 1807.
Paper   1f.
A2236*
Photostat copy of will of 1st Earl Grey.

[For symptoms of Grey's illness and post mortem on his body, Grey Personal and Family Papers, Box 72, file 8 (n.b. this is a temporary reference)]
Books
A2237a-d
Books containing the dictated notes of Pieter Burmann (1668-1741) on Tursellinus's “Historia Universalis”.
[No. 2237d. bears the name of Henry Grey.]
A2238a-b
Manuscript copy of Pieter Burmann's “Antiquitum Romanarum Brevis Descriptio” (1711).
A2238a
pp. 1-210.
A 2238b
pp.211-352.
A2239a
Journal of Viscount Cantelupe during a voyage to America and campaigns there, 13 March - 4 December 1777, with account of part of the return voyage, 8 - 20 March 1778.
With two watercolour illustrations and the following enclosures.
Printed: The two watercolours are reproduced in McGuire, Thomas J., “British images of war at Brandywine and the Tredyffrin encampment”, in Pennsylvania heritage, 28, pt.4 (Fall 2002), 24-31.
A2239b
List of officers, returned, killed, or dead.
A2239c   11 April [1785]
Circular letter addressed to Earl De La Warr, requesting that officers of the 1st Regiment of Guards should attend a meeting on the 16th April [1785].
A2239d-h
Orders [addressed to Earl de La Warr] of the following dates:-
A2239d   4 April 1785
Signed by Andrew Drummond, Corporal.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2239e   13 April 1785
Signed by William Wootton, Sergeant.
Paper   1f.
A2239f   18 April 1785
Signed by J. Lord, Corporal.
A2239g   19 April 1785
Signed by J. Bull, Sergeant.
2ff. [1f. blank.]
A2239h   23 April [1785]
Signed by J. Bull, Sergeant.
Paper   1f.
A2240   2 April - 12 July 1778
Military order book of J. West [John Richard West 4th Earl De La Warr(?)].
Paper   29ff.
A2241a   1778
A list of the General and Staff Officers, and of the Officers in the several Regiments serving in North America under the command of his Excellency General Sir William Howe, K.B., with the dates of their commissions as they rank in each corps and in the army. (Philadelphia, 1778).
[With some manuscript annotations.]
56pp.
A2241b
Enclosed:
Diagram showing the composition of the battalions or brigades under the command of various officers.
Paper   1f.
A2242   29 September - 16 November 1794.
Book containing copies of the following letters:
A2242a   29 September 1794
Grey to Lieut.-General Robert Prescott.
Ordering him to take command of Berville camp, Guadeloupe, and concerning the impossibility of providing reinforcements from St. Lucia or Martinique, payment of spies, and the militia of St. Lucia and Martinique.
A2242b   4 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Requesting permission to return to England by the next convoy as the King had given him leave to return home.
A2242c   6 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Refusing to allow him to return to England and concerning his expectation that Prescott had gone to the assistance of Berville camp.
A2242d   6 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his inability to continue in command and his intention of availing himself of the King's permission to return to England.
A2242e   9 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Refusing to allow him to leave his command.
A2242f   5 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Requesting permission to return to England by the next convoy.
A2242g   12 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Requesting details about the fall of Berville camp and concerning operations against brigands in Martinique.
A2242h   10 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the numbers of men required to hold Fort Matilda.
A2242i   13 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning the defence of Fort Matilda, the impossibility of sending immediate reinforcements, the misunderstandings between Prescott and himself, and the capitulation of Berville camp.
A2242j   9 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Giving a long report on his conduct in Guadeloupe.
A2242k   13 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning Prescott's justification of his own conduct and the unsatisfactory report from Brigadier-General Colin Graham of the surrender of Berville camp.
A2242l   8 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the serious situation of Fort Matilda and of Guadeloupe generally.
A2242m   12 October 1794
J. Thomas to Grey.
Concerning the surrender of Berville camp.
A2242n   15 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning reinforcements, the question of the effect of the arrests of dangerous persons, the surrender of Berville camp, and the defence of Fort Matilda.
A2242o   15 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the advance of the enemy in Guadeloupe.
A2242p   18 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning news of reinforcements for the British forces in the West Indies, and promising men for Guadeloupe when they arrived.
A2242q   25 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the siege of Fort Matilda, and praising Jervis for his assistance.
A2242r   25 October 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Requesting permission to return to England as he was totally unfit for service.
A2242s   29 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning the question of their returning to England, reinforcements for Prescott, and successes against the enemy.
A2242t   31 October 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning Prescott's success against the enemy, and reinforcements for Fort Matilda.
A2242u   2 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning reinforcements for Fort Matilda, the failure in both his own and Prescott's health, and the question of their return to England.
A2242v   5 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning reinforcements for Fort Matilda and the question of the return of Prescott and himself to England.
A2242w   1 November 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning his need to relinquish his command of Fort Matilda, and his complaints against Grey.
A2242x   8 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning the question of Prescott's return to England, and his charge that Grey had treated him with indignity.
A2242y   6 November 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the increasing pressure of the siege of Fort Matilda.
A2242z   16 Brumaire in the 3rd year of the French Republic [6 November 1794].
English translation of summons from Victor Hugues to Prescott.
Demanding the surrender of Fort Matilda.
A2242aa   6 November 1794
Copy of Prescott's reply.
Refusing to surrender.
A2242bb   9 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Approving of his reply to Hugues and requesting to know what number of reinforcements were needed for Fort Matilda.
A2242cc   11 November 1794
Prescott to Grey.
Concerning the siege of Fort Matilda and his need for reinforcements.
A2242dd   13 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning reinforcements for Fort Matilda.
A2242ee   16 November 1794
Grey to Prescott.
Concerning the arrival of Sir John Vaughan at Martinique.
A2243   18 December 1793 - 18 January 1795
See also No. 2257.
Book containing copies of the following letters:
A2243a   18 December 1793
Henry Dundas to Grey.
See No. 187.
A2243b   20 January 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Giving his reasons for not sending part of his force to San Domingo and concerning sickness among the troops.
A2243c   17 January 1794
Grey to the Governor of Jamaica [Major-General Adam Williamson].
See No. 191.
A2243d   2 February 1794
Grey to Sir George Younge [Secretary at War].
Concerning promotions in his army.
A2243e   2 February 1794
Grey to Lord Amherst.
Concerning promotions and the commencement of his campaign.
A2243f   16 March 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the attack on Fort Bourbon, the need for reinforcements and medicines, and praise of Prince Edward and Major-General Dundas.
A2243g   25 March 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the capture of Martinique, his plans for attempting to take the other French islands, Major-General Dundas, Colonel Symes, Lieut.-General Prescott, and requesting free postage for his army.
A2243h   4 April 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the capture of St. Lucia and his intention to attack Guadeloupe.
A2243i   12 April 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning progress towards the conquest of Guadeloupe, arrangements for securing the conquered islands, Prince Edward, Colonel Symes, and requesting leave to return to England during the unhealthy season.
A2243j   22 April 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the capture of Guadeloupe and requesting to return to England to recruit his health.
A2243k   6 February 1794
Henry Dundas to Grey.
See No. 202.
A2243l   29 April 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning a new corps to be raised called the Island Rangers.
A2243m
Sketch of plan for raising a new corps to be called the Island Rangers in the conquered islands of the West Indies.
A2243n   3 May 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
See No. 295.
A2243o   6 May 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning reinforcements for Major-General Williamson and an expedition against Cayenne.
A2243p   5 May 1794
Grey to Major-General Williamson.
Concerning reinforcements he was sending under Brigadier-General Whyte which could be sent to San Domingo; the proposed expedition to Cayenne, and sickness amongst the troops.
A2243q   13 June 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the grant of free postage to the army in the West Indies, the arrival of medicines and clothing, and the need for reinforcements.
A2243r   10 May 1794
Grey to Major-General Williamson.
Concerning the abandonment of the expedition to Cayenne and reinforcements for Williamson.
A2243s   5 July 1794
Grey to Du Buc.
Concerning the importation of provisions and lumber from North America into Martinique.
A2243t   8 July 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning his return to England, the uselessness of raw recruits for the West Indies, his intention of leaving Prescott in command, his recommendation that Prescott should also be allowed to return home, and the bad condition of the flank companies from Ireland.
A2243u   17 July 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning his reasons for postponing his return to England, the need for reinforcements, reasons for granting Prescott's wish to return home, the need for general officers, Grey's wish for governors to be appointed to the conquered islands and proper constitutions established, and observations on supplies and the inefficiency of existing arrangements for postage and supplies.
A2243v
Estimate of the garrisons necessary for the defence and police of certain West Indian islands.
A2243w   21 July 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the arrival of 80 dragoons, Captain Conyngham who was to return to England on account of ill-health, and the need to increase the engineering corps in the West Indies.
A2243x   9 September 1794
Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning mortality among the British forces and his urgent need for reinforcements, the problem of brigands, and his desire to return to England.
A2243y   27 August 1794
Declaration of James Ryley.
Concerning the activities of French privateers at St. Bartholomew and the recruitment there of forces to help the French at Guadeloupe.
A2243z   27 August 1794
Archibald Gloster to Grey.
Concerning the above declaration.
A2243aa
Model of oath to be taken by the inhabitants of St. Lucia previous to their admittance into the colonial militia.
A2243bb   10 September 1794
Grey to Lord Amherst.
Stating the number of rank and file fit for duty in Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe.
A2243cc   6 October 1794
Articles of capitulation for the post of Berville and its dependencies, (agreed by Colin Graham).
A2243dd   16 Vendemiaire in the 3rd year of the French Republic [1794]
Capitulation agreed between Victor Hugues and Colin Graham, Brigadier-General and Commander of the British troops at the camp of Berville and its dependencies.
A2243ee   21 October 1794
Colin Graham to Grey.
Concerning the attack on Berville camp and its capitulation.
A2243ff   22 October 1794
Colin Graham to Grey.
Giving particulars of the killed and wounded at Berville.
A2243gg   24 October 1794
Grey to the Duke of Portland.
Concerning reinforcements received by the enemy in Guadeloupe, further reinforcements they might receive and the danger this involves.
A2243hh   18 November 1794
Grey to the Duke of Portland.
Concerning the Advocate General's report [on prize business] relating to his command.
A2243ii   4 October 1794
J. Baillie to Benjamin Clifton [Physician to the Army].
Concerning prize business.
A2243jj   4 October 1794
J. Baillie to Richard D. Jennings.
Concerning the Bank of England's protest for non-acceptance of Jennings's bill of exchange for £12,000.
A2243kk   18 January 1795
Grey to Sir Charles Morgan.
Concerning the money exacted by Sir Charles Gordon in St. Lucia and Grey's plea on Gordon's behalf.
A2244   [1775]
The West-India Atlas: or a Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with forty correct charts and maps taken from actual surveys. Together with an Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. By Thomas Jefferys. (London 1775.)
Stuck in the back of the atlas in two foldout sections is D'Anville's Map of South America, iii, published by Sayer(one of the publishers of the atlas, 20 September 1775.
This map is not included in the index to the plates [maps] in the atlas.
[On the title page in Grey's hand is written: "Boyne 1 Jan y 1794 Sir Charles Grey".]
iv + 27pp + 24 plates.
A2245
Book containing printed maps of the West India islands.
The maps vary in date between 1758 and 1794.
With manuscript table of contents.
A2246
Language:  The inscriptions on some are in French and on others in English.
Book in which are mounted forty plans and maps (mostly manuscript but a few printed) of West India islands (mainly Martinique, St. Lucia and Guadeloupe) and strategic points on them.
The plans vary in date between 1762 and 1794
Details are given in some cases of battles and plans of attack etc.
With manuscript table of contents.
A2247   23 August - 26 September 1795
Journal [of Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey(?)] while on board the Garland Brig on an expedition into French waters under General Doyle.
A2248   [1796]
Journal [by Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey(?)] of part of the voyage of the 12th Regiment of Foot from the Isle of Wight to India, 8 June - 30 August [1796].
A2249   1796
Notebook containing orders [by Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Grey(?)] given on board the Auley Castle, Indiaman, at sea 29 June - 6 September 1796.
A2250a   1799
Notebook containing journal of the Duke of York's expedition to Holland, 30 July - 28 November 1799, by Sir Eyre Coote.
[At the front is a return of the troops under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby, 1 August 1799, and at the back a list of ships of war under Vice-Admiral Mitchell.]
22ff. [9ff. blank.]
A2250b   1799
Notebook containing another copy [with slight verbal differences] of the above journal and return.
[No. 2250a was probably written first.]
32ff. [19ff. blank.]
A2251   11 November 1798 - 18 July 1799
General Orderly Book - Head Quarters Arundel, Sussex.
Includes copies of the following letters:
50ff
A2251a   9 November 1798
Sir Charles Morgan to Grey.
A2251b   13 December 1798
M. Lewis to Fisher [extract].
A2251c   15 January 1799
Harry Calvert to Grey.
A2251d   22 April 1799
Harry Calvert to Grey.
A2251e   8 April 1799
Harry Calvert to Major-General Fox.
A2251f   12 July 1799
The Duke of York to Grey.
A2251g   12 June 1799
W. Wynyard to Grey.
A2251h   18 July 1799
Brownrigg to Grey.
A2251i   18 March 1799
R.H. Crewe to Major-General Drummond.
A2252
Book (No. 1) containing copies of the following letters etc.:
Paper   22ff.
A2252a   2 September 1799
Letter from 2nd Earl Spencer to William Pitt.
Discussing the merits of various places for a landing of troops near Brest, with observations on the size of the force required by Grey and on Grey's alternative plan.
A2252b
Letter from Sir Edward Pellew to 2nd Earl Spencer, n.d.
Advising him with regard to an attack on Brest.
A2252c   27 August 1799
Memorandum by Sir John Warren.
Concerning possible plans of attack on Brest.
A2252d
Another memorandum by Warren, n.d.
Concerning two plans of attack on Brest etc.
A2252e   9 September 1799
Letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Making observations on the letters of Earl Spencer and Sir E. Pellews and the memoranda of Sir J. Warren about the proposed attack on Brest.
A2252f   20 October 1799
Letter from Grey to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the necessity of maps and plans of Brest and its fortifications before an attack was made.
A2252g   30 November 1799
Letter from William Huskisson to Henry Dundas.
Concerning difficulties in procuring sufficient sea transport for military purposes; and concerning Russian troops in England.
A2252h   1 December 1799
Letter from Henry Dundas to William Pitt.
Concerning sea transport.
A2252i   2 December 1799
Letter from William Pitt to Henry Dundas.
Concerning the use of Russian troops then in England; transport difficulties, and the attack on Brest.
A2253
Book (No. 2) containing local and general queries about the situation of the French coast and of the practicability of making descents at the following places:
1. Havre de Grace.
2. Cherburgh (with some answers).
3. St. Maloes and St. Brieux (with answer by M. Bertin(?)).
4. Morlaix and Isle of Bas (with answers by M. Flamant).
5. Brest (with answers by K. Sanson and M. Flamant).
6. L'Orient.
7. Belle Isle.
8. Nantes.
9. Isle of Reè.
10. Rochelle.
11. Isle of Oleron.
12. Rochfort.
13. Bourdeaux.

Paper   53ff.
A2254
Book (No. 3) with the same queries as No. 2253 about Havre de Grace, Cherburgh, St. Maloes and St. Brieux, and Morlaix, but with no answers.
45ff. [31ff. blank.]
A2255a   1771
Language:   French
Book (No. 4) “Memoire sur la deffence des côtes depuis Calais jusqu'aux Pirenées.”, 1771.
[Addressed to the King of France.]
56ff. [2ff. blank.]
A2255b
Enclosed:
English translation of part of the above document. [ff.43v. - 51v.]
Paper   8ff.
A2255c
Language:   French
Enclosed:
Book containing another copy of the above memoir.
47ff. [1f. blank.]
A2255d
Enclosed:
Remarks and queries on Monsieur Rosière's memoir.
6ff. [1f. blank.]
A2256
Book (No. 5) Queries on a descent upon the coast of France (Brest etc.).
[Besides the queries there are remarks on the fortifications of Brest based on various documents including one of 1777.]
29ff. [9ff. blank.]
A2256a   29 August 1799
Memorandum by Grey for William Pitt.
Concerning the possibility of recruiting men from the militia for the expedition to Brest, with remarks on the strategy that both sides might employ.
A2256b   11 December 1799
Copy memorandum by Mr. Huskisson from Mr. Dundas for the consideration of Lord St. Vincent and Sir Charles Grey.
A2256c
Concerning the possible expedition to Brest, the desire that he [Dundas] had to have Belle Isle captured, and operations in the Mediterranean.
A2256d   January 1800
Copy letter from Grey and Earl St. Vincent to Huskisson.
Expressing their inability to answer questions on suitable points for attack on the French coast without further information.
A2256e   22 December 1799
Memoir and remarks by M. La Rosière.
Concerning the advantages which might be derived in Bretagne by taking into the Peninsular of Rhuis 15,000 regular troops in support of the royalists.
A2256f
Remarks on M. Rosière's memoir.
Stating objections to his proposals.
A2256g   4 January 1800
Queries on M. Rosière's memoir.
29 queries with answers by La Rosière.
A2257
General Order Book, mainly for the West Indies expedition 1793-4, but includes some items relating to the expedition to Ostend, October - November 1793.