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Mr. Darnell (a Prebendary of Durham) wrote to me yesterday and came to my chambers today for the purpose of making a bargain with Mrs. Beaumont for the lead tithes of Stanhope, Dr. Phillpotts (now Bishop of Exeter) having by his manuevres lost the living of Stanhope. As some promise had been made to him in the King's name by the Duke of Wellington, Lord Grey empowered the Bishop of Durham to appoint any of the Prebendaries of that place to be Rector of Stanhope, upon condition, however, of regular residence and of the appointment of the Bishop of Exeter to the vacant stall. Mr. Crawhall and I after a long conversation agreed, subject to Mrs. Beaumont's approbation, to give Mr. Darnell £3750 a year by quarterly payments during his incumbency. This, I think, a good bargain for Mrs. B. and I do not believe that Mr. Darnell would have taken the Rectory unless we could have secured this sum. He seemed to expect £4000, the sum we give the Bishop.