Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 12 Mar 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Mar 1824
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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		March 12th 1824

I do not think it would be possible to fit up as many rooms at Bywell at a trifling expense as you would require for your whole establishment but I could with care by opening out a few windows get as many ready as you would need for yourself and two man servants.  I should be able to occupy such part of the house as not to incommode yourself and by bringing up the Dairymaid from Bradley I should not require any of your female staff ... You would then be enabled to point out any alterations you might wish to be made in the house which I am yet of opinion might be made at no great expense a very comfortable residence.  At present I cannot meet with any house I could remove my family to but in case you could wish to reside at Bywell through the summer I will send them down to the sea side or elsewhere and in that time some situation may fall out.

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