Bundle of Papers re Militia

Scope and Content

The bundle contains circulars from Lord Hobart, Secretary of State for War, and Lord Pelham, Home Secretary, to George Harry Grey (1737-1819), 5th Earl of Stamford, (EGR4/1/2/30/1-5 & /9-10), concerning arrangements for raising the militia and making returns to Government. There is also correspondence between Charles Potts, deputy clerk of the peace, Stephen Leeke and Lord Stamford relating to the returns and the calling of a general meeting of the lieutenancy to discuss the matter.