Letter – Charles Grey to John Lambton – 15 Sep 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Sep 1823
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: John Lambton
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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       Hanover Sq  Sept 15 1823 

My dear Lambton

       We are in all the misery of preparing for our departure tomorrow.  Lady Grey & I stop till Friday at Lord <M> Spencer’s.  The young Ladies go separate to Torquay, to get the House ready for us & we hope to join them there on Sunday.

       I told you that, by Gordon’s advice, I had sent the correspondence between me & Beaumont to Sir Jno Swinburne.  I had an answer from him this morning expressing in the strongest terms his entire satisfaction with every thing I had done & stating that he had shown the letters to Dr Fenwick’s Brother & meant to do so to Thornton & Bigge & tho’ he was anxious to communicate what had passed to some of his other friends he would not do so, without my permission.  My answer of course is that having made the communication to him, as I felt myself bound to do, it was for him to judge what was the best use to make of it for himself & his family, but that I hoped he would take care that it was not made publick.   I believe I told you that I consulted Creavey, there being nobody else at Tunbridge to whom I could apply, before I returned my answer, & knowing his intimacy with <Sefton>, I thought it as well to tell him what had passed myself, but under an injunction not to talk of it.  However it cannot be expected to remain a secret.

       I was much amused by <the Lady’s> way of accounting for the rupture of the marriage.  You did not say whether he reported B to have had a private Trial.

       I am glad to hear there is a probability of <Beresuna’s> winning.  By this time it is over - I depend on your sending me bits.

       Why did you say nothing of Mr <Trevor’s> accident?  I was very anxious to hear how he is going on. Tho’ I fear from all the accounts that the case is nearly <…….>.   It must have thrown a <cold damp> over your party.

       I don’t believe there is the slightest foundation for the report of Mr Fox & <Miss ….>.

       If <Louisa> is with you give my best love to her, but in a letter <B…> received from her this morning there is no mention of her leaving Howick direct in future to Torquay.

       Yrs. affect.     Grey
JGL A/40/8

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