Draft proposals for altering the strengths of the regiments at Gibraltar and Minorca, in order to effect a saving of £99, 670, with marginal notes in a different hand (possibly that of Henry Pelham, Secretary at War 1724, and Paymaster of the Forces 1730) forming a draft address on the subject to the king. From internal evidence, the document appears to have been written between 1715 and 1733.
Armed forces proposal
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 753
- Dates of Creation[1715- 1733]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 leaves
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Administrative / Biographical History
During the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713), Britain occupied Gibraltar (1704) and Minorca (1708). Both were officially ceded to Britain in the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) which ended the war.
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373 x 240mm
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