War prisoners

Despatch from Henry Fox, Secretary at War, requesting a pardon for rebel prisoners being moved to Portsmouth, 6 October 1747 (SP 41/18/122).


War Office 6th October 1747


I have wrote to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle desiring a Pardon may be obtained for such Rebels as shall Inlist into the Independent Companies, And am just going to send a Messenger to the Commanding Officer of the Party that Escorts them with an Order for his Going directly to Portsmouth so must desire You will write to Mr. Money, Your Messenger who has the care of the Prisoners to comply with this order and am


Your most humble servant,

H. Fox

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