Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 19 Jan 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jan 1826
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr B.		Jan 19th 1826

As the Election must take place in a very short time, and you will have to furnish the house at Bywell I should recommend you to defer the building of a house for me for the present.  If you would allow me to remove my family at Mayday to near to a town where I could get my children to a good day school it would be a great advantage to them as well as myself, as educating such a number at a boarding school with me is out of the question … the school at Hexham has been closed … at Alnwick there is an excellent moderate one and if you will allow me to place my family there for the present (until a house is built, at your convenience, for me at Bywell) the distance at first might seem great, but the difference between Alnwick and Newcastle is but a few hours ride.
In this election year another letter said to be from Johnson to TWB’s solicitor,  but not transcribed in full, is described as a long list of bills, from which the transcriber gave the following:  'I went to Hexham yesterday and engaged with Mrs Charltons Coach of Grey Bull Inn for her two gigs and 14 horses, Mrs Thomson of the Black Bull Inn two chaises,.'

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