Letter – Charles Grey to John Lambton – 7 Nov 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Nov 1823
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: John Lambton
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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                                              					Torquay Nov 5 1823 

My Dear Lambton 

       As I learn Lady Grey wrote yesterday to London it is probable she told her of the unexpected visit we received the night before from Mr R[ichar]d Beaumont.  He came with a letter from his Brother, of which the following is a copy.  

My Lord.     Being convinced upon calm reflection, that my conduct towards your Lordship has been unacceptable I do not hesitate to offer your Lordship an apology for it.

              I am

                 (signed TW Beaumont)

He also delivered a correspondence to the same effect with Sr J. Swinburne & his son.  I merely said that I required no apology - that I regretted his having had the trouble of coming so far for such a purpose that nothing could be said in excuse of his Brother’s conduct, but that it had been occasioned by mental delusion.  That I was glad that he had recovered so far as to see what he had done in its true light, & to endeavour to make the only atonement for it now in his power; but that it wd be impossible  for me to have any personal intercourse with him for the future.  He answered that Beaumont certainly had been under a strong excitement but that he was now quite well & that it was his anxiety to offer the apology which he thought was required of him, that had made him take this journey, the trouble of which was nothing, & so after mutual civilities we parted.  This proceeding & the manner of it seems to me nearly as mad as all the rest.

       You will have heard of course from & do not think she is in any respect so well as she was at this time last year.  But we must live in hope.  The climate is certainly wonderfully mild.  I am now writing in a room without a fire, & rather too hot.  Last week we had a tremendous storm & for two or three days it was cold, but it has since been very fair.

       I desired Lady Grey to mention that the variations of walks here are very beautiful & that baths, which I think exceedingly handsome, a chimney pieces are to be had very cheap.  The chimney pieces in bedrooms I think you would like & they might be sent at little expense to Sunderland as there is a constant communication by Ships going for coals which sail from here in ballast.  If you wish for any thing of this sort, I will execute to the best of my <….> any communication you may give me.

Love to Louisa

           Your most affect

             Yours.      Grey

[on verso:] J. G. Lambton Esq

Lambton Hall / Chester le Street / Durham
JGL A/40/8

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