Letter – James Graham to Charles Grey – 28 Jan 1833

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jan 1833
Correspondent: James Graham
Recipient: Charles Grey
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Sir James Graham To Earl Grey 28th January 1833 

Augmentation of Salary to Mr Grey as Receiver of the Greenwich Estates

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Admiralty 28th January 1833

My dear Ld Grey

      I return Mr Gray’s Letter: what he asks might not have been unreasonable, if before his acceptance of the Appointment he had not raised these very questions, and if he had not taken it only six weeks ago, on the express and declared assurances, that any augmentation of Salary beyond £800 a year, with £200 for House Rent, ‘was quite inadmissible.’ I am sorry he has troubled you on the subject; for thro’ Ld Auckland I had a full communication with him; and I send the whole correspondence for your perusal. If you will refer to my Letter of the 8th of December and to Mr Grey’s of the 11th, I am convinced you will be satisfied, that he is wrong in this early endeavouring to alter the Terms, with which he was lately content.

	The Emoluments are surely ample with reference to the Extent of the Property now diminished by large Sales: and any alteration of the Terms offered to Mr Brandling, and rejected by him, would expose us to bitter reproaches, and would place Mr Grey himself in an invidious situation. I am sorry He has thought fit to urge this question of House and Salary again; more particularly that you should have the annoyance of being dragged into the discussion, when in point of fact the question has been full discussed, considered, and settled.

	Have the kindness to return the enclosed Copies of Letters, and believe me always.

      Very faithfully Yrs

		/signed/ JRG Graham

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