Letter – Charles Grey to John Lambton – 19 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: John Lambton
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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                                                 					Govt House.          Jan 19 1824

My Dear Lambton

       I this morning received from Wilson a copy of the Opinion he has given you on the affair of Pemburton & was much gratified in finding that that we so perfectly agreed, not that I had the slightest doubt upon my mind, but it was a great satisfaction to me to have the view I had taken of the case, so fully confirmed by a Man of approved honor & your sincere Mind.

       I see in the Globe & Morning Chronicle the whole statement & correspondence; but I have not yet heard what gave rise to the publication & from your last letter it did not seem that you intended to give it to the world unless something new occurred.  At all counts the publication appears to prove that the business is not likely to have any factual consequences, & this has me feeling happy, as you have shown a proper spirit and resolution in maintaining your honour, & Mr Pemburton’s prudence has proved its being <attended with> any personal risk.  I shall be cautious to bear everything that has hapd since you last wrote - Louisa wants now of course be informed of it, but we have been careful that no hint of it should escape us, as you may perhaps have kept the papers from her.

       It is curious enough that Beaumont should just at this moment be running a hostile disruption with me.  I enclose Copies of a letter which I received from him this morning & of my answer, which I have desired Sir William Gordon to deliver & have put myself entirely into his Hands.   Lady Grey knows of the letter from Lyons, but I have concealed this correspondence from her, as well as from the girls, & shall not let them know anything of the matter til it is over.   My greatest fear is that this Scoundrel may be coming here, & doing something to alarm her.

       Most affect. Yours


[on verso:]            

J G Lambton Esq / Lambton Hall

Chester - le – Street / Durham
JGL A40/10

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