CollectionGeorge III Calendar
Record TypeCorrespondence
TitleLetter from Lord Suffolk to George III and reply
Date3 - 8 August 1772
WriterSuffolk, 12th Earl of
George III, King
AddresseeGeorge III, King
Suffolk, 12th Earl of
DescriptionLord Suffolk and George III discuss the case of Jones, who is due to be executed, in light of Justice Willes's report. Lord Suffolk advises caution due to the suspicious nature of the testimony against him and the likely consequence of future false allegations. George III is convinced of his guilt and that his execution will show others, guilty of the same crime, that they will be brought to justice.
Place of WritingHampton Court
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Extent2 documents (4 pages)
Physical DescriptionLoose manuscript paper; mounted
PublicationsPublished in J. Fortescue (ed.) "Correspondence of King George III 1760-1783" Vol. 2 (London, 1927-1928), no. 1107
RepositoryRoyal Archives
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