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My dear Lambton I cannot express to you how much I have been affected by your letter. <You> could not have written with more real warmth of kindness & affection & it is most gratifying to me to have such a proof of the feelings by which you are influenced. Believe that I am most grateful for it, & never can forget it. I of course can have heard nothing yet from Beaumont nor can I, in all probability before Saturday. I am going to pass the interval at Cassiobury, from whence I can be reached if necessary in three or four hours. Nobody can calculate on the conduct of such a Man. Certainly the Swinburnes are, as we say in the North, first owers; but the young one has not shown much <di …tion> to recent B’s conduct as anybody else wd have done, & the matter now evidently rests on the manner in which he may take my letter. I think the probability is that I may have another long rigmarole from him, & tho’ I shall delay any further correspondence if he takes the course of writing & does not come to Town, it is clear that the thing will go off. If he comes with a determination to proceed hostilely, there will not be time to send for you, & tho’ it wd be a great comfort to me to have you here, it is perhaps better that you should be near Louisa, in case anything should happen to me. I have not yet spoken to anybody but Holland who is going out of Town & who would not do to build <operations>, tho as to every thing else his advice & judgement are excellent. If necessary, therefore, I shall send either the <Officer> I <…..> probably the former as being the nearest. I am persuaded, however, that there will be no such necessity, tho’ it is myself to look to its probability & to be prepared for it. If in the meantime B has written a similar to the General, I think the matter will be cut very short. You may depend upon my writing the moment I have any thing to say, & in my concealing nothing from you. If I have time tonight, at Cassiobury, I will copy B’s letter & send it to you by tomorrow’s Post. I cannot part with the original whilst this business remains in <suspense>. I rejoice at the continuance of your good fortune. Fortune seems to be running & will I hope have a victory soon. Dr Syntax Yours &c Grey. I don’t know whether I told you that I began reading B’s letter to Lady G having no conception of what it was to contain, & could not stop. She therefore knows the whole and may probably have mentioned it to Louisa.