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GD51Papers of the Dundas Family of Melville, Viscounts Melville (Melville Castle Papers)1628-1939
GD51/1Letters and papers on state and public affairs1752-1879
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD51/1/3
Title Copy Letter from Henry Dundas, Lord Advocate, Melville, to the Lord Chancellor advocating peace with America on the footing of independence, and resistance to democratic moves at home
Dates 6 Oct 1780
Access status Open
Location On site
Description 'These are the outlines of my present political creed. I am afraid they will not be palatable either to the present systems of administration or the avowed systems of opposition. If that shall prove to be the case, I must remain a very inefficient spectator'.
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