LIVERPOOL, Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl. 14338



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Liverpool’, to Sir Herbert Taylor, interceding on behalf of “my unfortunate Nephew”, Lietenant Gordon of the 17th Regt., now under orders for New South Wales, saying that his mother wishes him to go with the first Detachment if possible, and not remain at Chatham. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, fold, in good condition. Pitchford Hall, Shrewsbury, 10 September 1829. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool (1784 –1851), the younger half-brother of the Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. During the Napoleonic Wars he notably served as a volunteer in the Austrian Army at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He held office under the Duke of Portland as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1807 to 1809 and under Spencer Perceval as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1809 to 1810, but did not serve in his brother’s 1812 to 1827 Tory administration.