Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 17 Feb 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Feb 1824
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr Beaumont		Feb 17th 1824

I have used every endeavour to obtain a copy of Lord Greys letter to Sir J S but I find that now impossible and the current report is that you are taking steps to <proceed?> against Lord Grey for defamation and this makes every one very cautious in saying any thing upon the subject.  Mrs Beaumont told me she had procured a copy of Lord Greys letter to Sir J Swinburn when she was at Capheaton and he made the same statement at Newcastle but I cannot learn that it was shown by Mrs B to any one … Mr Dawkin is not in possession of the contents of Lord Greys letter at least he does not admit that he is, but I shall most likely meet him at a party on Thursday evening and will again sound him upon it.

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