[ Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne. ] Secretarial Letter, signed 'Lansdowne | &ct. &ct.', to 'Sec[retar]y. of Commission', containing a list of 'the names of [Wiltshire] Gentlemen to be added to the Magistracy'.

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice (1780-1863), 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne [ Lord Lansdowne], Whig statesman
Publication details: 
Bowood [ Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire ]. 20 December 1861.
SKU: 17190

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper, with a few minor rust stains. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to the Secretary of the Commission of the Peace. In the hand of a secretary, and signed by Lansdowne. Addressed by Lansdowne on reverse of second leaf 'Sec[retar]y. of Commission'. Docketed: 'Decber. 20th 1861 | Wilts | Ld. Lansdowne recd several | <?> all but the 2 parsons'. He points out that he has regularly recommended 'Gentlemen to be added to the Magistracy', and adds that 'there has been no year when it is more necessary to strengthen the Bench, owing to deaths'. While he has 'ceased to reside in the County [of Wiltshire]' he gives a list of nine men who 'may be added to the Commission of the Peace', including the '2 Parsons' mentioned in the docketed note, 'Revd Francis Goddard, of Hillmarton' and 'The Revd. Robert Ashe, of Langley, Chippenham'. The last individual in the list is 'Charles Raikes of Netheravon House Esqre.'