He died on the 27th of October 1868 at Addington Park, near Croydon.
In 1801, on the formation of the Addington administration, he was appointed solicitor-general, and in 1802 he became attorneygeneral.
Bonaparte, perceiving the weakness of Addington, both as a man and as a minister, pressed him hard; and both the Preliminaries of Peace, concluded at London on the 1st of October 1801, and the terms of the treaty of Amiens (27th of March 1803) were such as to spread through the United Kingdom a feeling of annoyance.
An equally significant hint, that the Ionian Isles might easily be regained by France, further helped to open the eyes of the purblind Addington ministry to the resolve of Napoleon to make the Mediterranean a French lake.
On the 4th of April the Addington cabinet made proposals with a view to compensation.