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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.724.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1786 
Title B. Colton to William Wildman Barrington, 2nd Viscount of Barrington with a recommendation for a Mr. Akers
Date 3 August 1786
Author Colton, B. (fl. 1786)  
Recipient Barrington, William Wildman, Viscount  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Asks if Barrington will use his interest with Lord Sydney on behalf of a Mr. Akers, who for the last 10 years was an Assistant Justice of the Courts of the King's Bench and Common Pleas in the Island of St. Vincents. Says he has worked without "the smallest pecuniary benefit" during his term there. Says his friends want Akers to be Chief Justice of the island after the death of Mr. Sharpe. Says Akers has written to Lord Sydney to solicit the position, but since Akers is unknown to Lord Sydney, further recommendations might be necessary. Gives a laudatory description of Akers's character and says he was twice Speaker of the Assembly of the island.
Subjects Office Seeker  Government and Civics  Law  Caribbean  
People Barrington, William Wildman, Viscount (1717-1793)  Colton, B. (fl. 1786)  
Place written Salisbury, England
Theme Government & Politics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Barrington was former British Secretary at War during the American Revolution. He also held other high government positions in Britain.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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