• Controversial British Commander Luttrell Accounts for Troop Strength

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    GENERAL HENRY LAWES LUTTRELL, 2nd Earl of Carhampton PC (1743-1821) was a British soldier and politician. He was made Adjutant-General for Ireland in 1770. He became Deputy Adjutant General of the British Forces in Portugal in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. In 1768, he became a Tory Member of Parliament for the village of Bossiney, Cornwall, and in 1769, he became a Member of Parliament for Middlesex, defeating John Wilkes. As a reward for defeating Wilkes, he was made Adjutant General for Ireland in 1770. Luttrell succeeded to the Earldom on his father’s death in 1787. He also became Colonel of the 6th Dragoon Guards and Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance in Ireland. In 1798, he led the British suppression of the United Irishmen Rebellion. When the Dublin Post erroneously reported his death on May 2, 1861, he demanded a retraction, which the Post printed under the headline "Public Disappointment."

    One page, 4" x 7" accounting of troop strength, with the signature at the top reading Henry L. Luttrell Adjt. Genll.

    In another hand is the following information:"Total allowance of the Infantry

    "Seven Regiments at 810...5670

    "Two Regiments at 730...1460

    "Two Regiments at 1010...2820

    "Ten companies of Invalids at 90...900

    "To the right: Rank and file 10,500"

    Previous research in pencil on verso includes date of 1781 and small faint stamp reading "M Blumenthal Collection." Document is in excellent condition, on heavyweight rag laid paper with soft, light red accounting lines.

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