Letter – Charles Grey to John Lambton – 1 Oct 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Oct 1823
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: John Lambton
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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   									Torquay Oct 1st 1823

My Dear Lambton

      Many thanks for your letter. Before this you probably may have learned the results of Beaumont’s supernatural intimation. By letters from Sir John S to my <Brother> & to Sir W. Gordon which have been sent to me, it appears that he astonished young Edward & the Boatman, by his sudden appearance at the Lake at Capheaton. & upon E.S.’s asking what he did there his answer was that he did not know, that he supposed God had sent him, but that he would go away if E.S. decide it, & <immediately> did so. E.S. then went to the House to prevent his getting there but in the mean time B met Emily Swinburne walking with Mr Ward, to whom you will have heard she is going to be married, stopped and looked at them, clasped his head with his hands, & without speaking a word, ran off to the south. Sir John has only properly communicated what passed on this occasion to a friend of B’s family, who I hope will at last take the measures which they ought have taken long ago, but which are now become indispensable for his own safety, as well as that of others; & this I conclude must have been done, as Sir John says Mrs B had come to Bradley & that Mr Bird & his Brother were in pursuit of Beaumont.

      I was much inclined at finding that Ellice had not by any inadvertence (as I never imputed any things since, but I thought this past possible) be <misled a. ma…..s> which B’s madness had worked up into the strange history which he thought it proper to relate to Edward Swinburne.

      This climate if we may judge from the plants which flourish out of doors, a& particularly from the Myrtles which are against almost all the Houses, often as high as the second windows, of the most luxuriant growth, notwithstanding the severity of last winter when in full bloom, must be extraordinary mild. But <…..> tho’ the weather has been fine, it has been a good deal like our northern autumns. Lady Grey continues much the same, certainly not better.

      Your good accounts of Louisa made us all very happy; give my best love to her.

      Have you heard any thing from Wilson or of him. I have not had a line from London since I left it & know nothing of what is passing.

      Ever most affect. Yours


Remember to send us bits from your races & an account of all your proceedings &, I sincerely hope, of no accidents, but Mr Trevor’s makes me feel nervous about Gentlemen Riders. I never heard exactly how it happened.

[on verso:]

J.G.Lambton Esq. / Lambton Hall / Chester le Street / Durham
JGL A/40/8

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