Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 29 Apr 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Apr 1794
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: AE Beaumont letters
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								Portman Square. April 29th 

Dear Sir

      Your Ward Mrs Stacpoole was Married at Battersea Church last Thursday, I was infinitely surprised when I was informed of it, as Mr Stacpoole told me a short time since that he should set the Guardians, Trustees & Chancellor at defiance for he would not Marry in England until Mrs Stacpoole was of age & he knew the Scotland marriage was not legal, I am ignorant of the reasons for this change; they were <asked> twice in St. Georges Church, the Clergyman refused the third time on finding the Lady was a Ward of the Court of Chancery, they were then <asked> at Battersea & succeeded; - 

      Colonel Beaumont is still with his Regiment which will be inspected by General Grant next Monday, & I expect him in Town very soon after the Inspection has taken place – Mr Hammersley the Banker has just left me, I am sorry to find there is some difficulty attending the Supply of so large a Sum as our Pays require this Year, but measures are taken that everything will be ready at the time appointed, but as a large Sum must be <carried> on Mr Beaumonts personal Security, it may make things easier is you will have the goodness to send up any Bills that you may have, tho’ at a distant date it will be some security; - 

      I hope we shall be able to pass some time to pass some time [sic] in Northumberland during the Summer – I beg my Compts to Mrs Collingwood - & am Dear Sir 

      Yr Sincere Hble Sert

      Diana Beaumont

I write in the greatest haste as I am afraid of losing this Post -

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