Letter – Charles Grey to John Lambton – 29 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: John Lambton
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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                                                                					Govt House    Jan 29 1824

My Dear Lambton

       I sent Wilson the concluding part of the correspondence with Beaumont & desired him to give the answer which he had written to J.W. Gordon to you.   As it was too long a story to tell in writing, I shall be obliged to you to inform Wilson of all that had previously passed.

       The matter seems now at an end as far as I am concerned, & as Beaumont’s family do not choose to put him under a wholesome restraint, I hope Sir J Swinburne will be advised to take firm & decisive measures to secure not only himself & his family, but Society also, from the future annoyances of this madman.   I have now told Lady G all that has passed, & she is quite at ease about it.

       This I hope will find you safe & well in Town.  I have seen Mr Burn’s publication, & cannot think that it requires any further measure on your part.   Whether Capt Cochrane may think it necessary to contradict him, if he is confident in his recollection that Burn expressed his disapprobation of Pemberton’s refusal, is another matter. There is a long black <paid> article in the Newcastle Courant, which I suppose was sent to me for that reason, as I do not take it in.  It evidently comes from Pemberton, sufficiently stamps his character, if that were doubtful, & is entirely beneath your notice.  But I should not be sorry to see a contradiction of his falsehoods, with respect to what passed at the meeting, from somebody who was present, but not an anonymous one.   His call upon you to write any thing against his character is quite sufficiently answered by the list of convictions, & the statement of the prosecution now depending, which have appeared in the papers.

       There does not seem much likelihood of a very active proceedings  in Parliament & we sincerely hope that you & Louisa may be able to take a trip to see us.   If you do pray bring William with you.  Give our best love to Louisa & believe me ever my dr Lambton.

       most affect. yours

JGL A40/10

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