CollectionGeorge III Calendar
Record TypeWritings (documents)
TitleObservations on the sentencing of Lieutenant John James Gordon.
Date30 August 1772
DescriptionReport on the Court Martial proceedings relating to Lieutenant John James Gordon, of the 9th Regiment of Foot, who has been found guilty of 'behaving in a manner unbecoming an officer and a gentleman' (after a drunken quarrel). Observations on the judgement and sentencing, with reference to a recommendation for mercy from the Court Martial, a recommendation from Lord Ligonier that he be permitted to sell his Commission and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's opinion that he should not bear a Commission. George III's opinion requested.
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Extent1 document (2 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
PublicationsPublished in J. Fortescue (ed.) "Correspondence of King George III 1760-1783" Vol. 2 (London, 1927-1928), no. 1079
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