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papers of William Pitt the Younger in the Public Record Office.

Pitt, William

papers of William Pitt the Younger in the Public Record Office.

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Published by Harvester Press Microform Publications .
Written in English


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SeriesThe papers of the prime ministers of Great Britain -- series 1
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Open LibraryOL21292057M

Records for Februaryf. Whig governments, led by Rockingham [4] and, after his death in July by Shelburne [5] worked with a monarch resentful at losing Lord North. A parliament of crucial significance, a political class dazzled by rhetoric, an era in which very young men could aspire to leadership - what context could suit Hague better? David Anderson with Mahdajee Sindia the 17th of Mayratified by the Peshwa the 20th of Decemberand finally completed and exchanged the 24th of February Calcutta: Printed at Calcutta by order of the Hon'ble the Gov. The result was war in and the declaration of American independence the following year. One important concern apart from the French war, however, was the Irish problem.

The Company was allowed to continue ruling its conquered territories as well as conducting commercial operations. The king warned members of the House of Lords that he would regard any one who voted for the bill as his enemy. Fox interpreted Pitt's acceptance of this post as a betrayal and after this the two men became bitter enemies. He chose instead to preserve his political independence and to wait for more responsible positions. The codex also includes two loose manuscript letters.

He suffered from poor health and was educated at home. Fox relied on the future king for power highlighting the hypocrisy of his attacks on Pitt who owed his position to the existing king. His last words were of England: "Oh, my country! Hague shared with the younger Pitt a prodigious childhood, recognition as one of the best orators of his generation, and a remarkably early accession to leadership of his party.


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Papers of William Pitt the Younger in the Public Record Office. book

They had not been destroyed as a political force. However the Coalition collapsed and this imposed a severe strain on Pitt's already weakened health. Each volume contains abstracts of dozens of official letters sent from East India Company establishments in India back to the company in London.

Pitt made his greatest achievements betweenwhen he won a parliamentary majority, andwhen the outbreak of the French Revolution brought new problems that eventually led to war.

Pitt was an outstanding administrator who worked for efficiency and reform, bringing in a new generation of outstanding administrators. He hated the Whigs, in particular the stellar Whig figure Charles James Fox, and was suspicious of Whig talk of parliamentary reform.

He was always in debt; he drank heavily and probably died of renal failure and cirrhosis of the liver at the age of forty-six. The boy was competent in Latin at the age of seven; he had a quick, retentive mind and seems to have been more interested in books than in 'gentlemanly' sporting activities.

This first ministry survived until 14 March After building up his popularity in the country, Pitt called a general election on 24th March, The reduction in the number of redundant administrative posts did have beneficial effects for government finances, an important part of the revival, but more significant was the effect it had of reducing the powers of the monarch in government, making the country more democratic.

References: 1. Pitt knew little about his new duties and less about practical business of government, although he was in all but name leader of the Government in the Commons. During that period he rescued the nation's financed from the brink of disaster but that work was undone by the lengthy French Wars that began in One of the most famous - and original - of these was the Window Tax.

He may have chafed at the limitations on his power, but he learned to live within them. Missiles were also thrown and so Pitt immediately decided to pass a new Sedition Bill that redefined the law of treason.

His health remained poor and he spent most of the time with his tutor, the Rev. Pitt took to his bed on 16 January and was visited by his tutor — now Bishop-Pretyman, to whom he dictated his will. He had never married. There are several records in Soane's ledgers in relation to Edward James Eliot that date from as early as June 18, Pitt seems to have been influenced to an extent by economic theorists, especially Adam Smith, whose book Wealth of Nations was read by Pitt at university, who expounded their theories on free trade being economically beneficial to an economy.

This volume contains fifty-six private letters pp. Pitt, although often referred to as a Tory, or "new Tory", called himself an "independent Whig" and was generally opposed to the development of a strict partisan political system.

Box H. Although denounced by Charles Fox and his supporters, the bill was passed by the House of Commons in twenty-four hours.

The Private Life of William Pitt (1759

Hague's description of how Pitt dealt with the king's episodes of insanity, and the avid expectations of the Whigs should George III become permanently insane, is one of the most perceptive chapters in the book.

Parliament's proceedings were not circulated, or even officially reported before the early 19th century. On 7th April he was present when his father collapsed while making a speech in the House of Lords and helped to carry his dying father from the chamber.Feb 08,  · William Pitt the Younger [William Hague] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, PC, FRS (15 November – 11 May ) was a British statesman of the Whig group who served as Prime Minister of Great Britain in the middle of the 18th century.

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William Pitt the Younger (28 May – 23 January ) was a prominent British Tory statesman of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain in at the age of 24 and the first UK Prime Minister in January He left office in Marchbut served as Prime Minister again from until his death in Born: 28 MayHayes, Kent, England.

United Kingdom - United Kingdom - William Pitt the Younger: Pitt lived and died a bachelor, totally obsessed with political office. He was clever, single-minded, confident of his own abilities, and a natural politician.

But perhaps his greatest asset in the early s was his youth. He had entered Parliament in and was just 24 when he became first minister in Consequently, he was.

The following is information found in the records of the National Archives and Records Administration. It identifies the record group and series, with brief descriptions and locations. It does not provide actual documents. Some of the records are microfilmed, and have been noted. For further insight, see Walter B.

Hill Jr.'s Prologue article on this topic. Table of Contents I. Congressional July 21, Waddell, W. C. H. New York. Relative to the "Weathergage.".

William Pitt, The Younger