Letter – Charles Grey to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 19 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Charles Grey
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: DUL GRE B D
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							Gov. House Devonport. Jan 19 1824

Sir

	In answer to your letter which I have just received, I have only to acknowledge having stated, & particularly to your Brother, that I considered your having been under a mental delusion, as the only excuse that could be made for your conduct. -

	I am Sir Yr obd Serv.

		(signed). Grey

T.W.Beaumont Esq.



P.S. I must decline all further correspondence, except such as may pass through Sir Willoby Gordon, whom I have requested to deliver this letter.



Lord Grey's letter was left at Warren's Hotel by Sir W. Gordon enclosed in the following, addressed by him to Mr. Beaumont -





Copy  								Horse Guards. Jan 21. 1824



Sir,

      The enclosed letter addressed to you by the Earl Grey, having been this day received by me, I lose no time in transmitting it to you, & his Lordship having also sent to me a copy of it, I think it my duty to acquaint you , that I have been informed of all the circumstances of your conduct, & I have seen all the correspondence which has passed between yourself and those respectable Individuals, my near connections whom you have insulted; & that it is quite impossible that such proceedings on your part should not have produced in my mind, the very same conviction which Lord Grey has pronounced, of your having been under a mental delusion, as the only excuse that could be made for your ‘conduct’.

      I think it right also to inform you that it was this conviction alone which prevented the respectable persons, whom you have insulted, from adopting the steps which might otherwise have suggested themselves, & under all these circumstances, I have considered it my bounden duty, not only to the Individuals themselves, but to the interests of society at large, now to interpose most decidedly against such course of action as would be inconsistent with the previous determination adopted, upon full consideration of your whole conduct upon this occasion.

      I have the honor to be Sir Yr. obedt. Serv.

		 (signed). W. Gordon

T.W.Beaumont Esq,
GRE/B60/4/136A. Copy of Grey’s reply to Beaumont, followed by Willoughby Gordon’s longer covering letter to Beaumont

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