Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766— 71

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Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope

Letter CCCV

BATH, December 27, 1767. ’En nova progenies’!

MY DEAR FRIEND: The outlines of a new Ministry are now declared, but they are not yet quite filled up; it was formed by the Duke of Bedford. Lord Gower is made President of the Council, Lord Sandwich, Postmaster, Lord Hillsborough, Secretary of State for America only, Mr. Rigby, Vicetreasurer of Ireland. General Canway is to keep the seals a fortnight longer, and then to surrender them to Lord Weymouth. It is very uncertain whether the Duke of Grafton is to continue at the head of the Treasury or not; but, in my private opinion, George Grenville will very soon be there. Lord Chatham seems to be out of the question, and is at his repurchased house at Hayes, where he will not see a mortal. It is yet uncertain whether Lord Shelburne is to keep his place; if not, Lord Sandwich they say is to succeed him. All the Rockingham people are absolutely excluded. Many more changes must necessarily be, but no more are yet declared. It seems to be a resolution taken by somebody that Ministers are to be annual.

Sir George Macartney is next week to be married to Lady Jane Stuart, Lord Bute’s second daughter.

I never knew it so cold in my life as it is now, and with a very deep snow; by which, if it continues, I may be snow-bound here for God knows how long, though I proposed leaving this place the latter end of the week.

Poor Harte is very ill here; he mentions you often, and with ,great affection. God bless you!

When I know more you shall.

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Chicago: Philip Dormer Stanhope, "Letter CCCV," Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766— 71, trans. Paul, Eden, 1865-1944, and Paul, Cedar in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766—71 Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3XEAGCNXPDNER2S.

MLA: Stanhope, Philip Dormer. "Letter CCCV." Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766— 71, translted by Paul, Eden, 1865-1944, and Paul, Cedar, in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766—71, Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3XEAGCNXPDNER2S.

Harvard: Stanhope, PD, 'Letter CCCV' in Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766— 71, trans. . cited in , Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1766—71. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3XEAGCNXPDNER2S.