Townshend in the Grenville and Rockingham Ministries 1765–1766

  • Lewis Namier
  • John Brooke


By the summer of 1764 Charles Townshend was thoroughly restless, and friends of his connected with the Government were making overtures for his return to office. John Bindley wrote about him to Charles Jenkinson on 15 June:1

He is at Adderbury. His letter of today says I am a free man bound to no party or system, etc. I hope therefore, dear sir, Government will find some means to engage and employ his talents…. I hear on all sides that minority is much displeased with its leaders. He is abused, Mr. Pitt is abused, C. Yorke is abused, and they tell me they all abuse one another.


Vital Debate Chief Office Free Port Wednesday Afternoon Polite Generality 
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  • Lewis Namier
  • John Brooke

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