Letter, Draft Case and Copy Reply

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR4/2/2/5/4-6
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Jun & 2 Jul 1816
  • Physical Description
      3 pieces, /5-6 enclosed within /4.

Scope and Content

Letter from Henry Potts to Lord Grey (/4), dated 15 June 1816. Encloses a draft of the case concerning the late John Edwards's accounts which, if Lord Grey approves, he will lay before Serjeant [John] Lens.

The draft case (/5) has numerous amendments and additions in the hand of Lord Grey. It contains three questions, the third added by Lord Grey: Can Lord Grey safely pay to the officers of the Royal Regiment of Cheshire Militia the money apparently due to them, or must it be divided among the creditors in general? Should Lord Grey place an advertisement requiring all creditors to submit accounts of their demands, and having done so will he be liable for future demands? What line should Lord Grey pursue for the distribution of the money in his hands?

Also a copy of Lord Grey's reply (/6), dated 2 July 1816. Sends a copy of the case, as amended by Lord Grey, which Potts is to lay before Serjeant Lens immediately. Asks what became of the money raised from the sale of John Edwards's personalty.

Dated at: Chester (/4) and The Hall, Atherstone [co. Warw] (/6).