Letter

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  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/1/84
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/1/84
      GB 135 Wesley Brown Folio 1, page 102.
  • Dates of Creation
      9 Mar 1768

Scope and Content

From Lord Clare [Robert Nugent] in Bath, Somerset, to [Charles Wesley]. As the forthcoming election [for the Bristol seat] is likely to be contested, Clare would appreciate the 'continuance of those friendly offices with which you have upon former occasions favoured and assisted.'

Annotated by Charles Wesley - Courteous Lord Clare.

Robert Nugent served as the member of Parliament for Bristol between 1754 and 1774, acting in the Whig interest until about 1770, after which date he became a Tory. He occupied several important government posts, and was created Viscount Clare and Baron Nugent in 1767.