Letter – Diana Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 30 Jun 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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Many thanks for your kind Enquiries after my little Boy, he is perfectly well & improves daily, I hope you will soon see him. I am very anxious for your coming into the North & beg you will delay as little as you possibly can, for I think you are much wanted, you will never get the proper Accounts unless you do come, Mr. Beaumont is delicate on the Subject but you must waive that delicacy & ask plainly for them. – I have recd. a very handsome Letter from Mr.  Cockshutt, I am hurt at an expression Mrs. Wm. Lee makes use of in her Last Letter, she says ‘I am sorry to say the whole Business has made Mr. Beaumont appear in a very strange Light to the World, a person’s Word is not <readily> forgot’ I have written to her for an Explanation, Mr. Beaumont had no Consent to give or to refuse, neither did he Act in the Business. Miss W. being made a Ward of Chancery is a Measure Universally approved in this part of the Country, it has been a great disappointment to Mr. Lee’s Family – Miss Allott is with me but returns to Durham on Thursday, She joins with ne in Compts. Wentworth sends you a Shake of the Hand.

Your Sincere  Hble.  Servt

D. Beaumont - 
postscript added to Col Beaumont’s letter of the same date

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