Letter – James Graham to John Grey – 5 Dec 1833

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Dec 1833
Correspondent: James Graham
Recipient: John Grey
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Copy Private								Admiralty 5 Decr 1833

Dear Sir

	I have received the enclosed letter from Mr R Hodgson of Alston, and I send you a copy of my answer.  It is true that I have had no opportunity recently of making the conduct of Christopher Hodgson; and it is possible he may have fallen into dissolute habits; but the County of Cumberland is so divided by Party Feeling, and Mr R Hodgson is so much attached to Lord Lonsdale’s Interest, that a Representation of his on this subject connected with Patronage is to be received with caution. I will thank you therefore to satisfy yourself by careful inquiry of the real merits of C Hodgson, before you support his appointment, at all events a Trust of this importance will require his fixed Residence at Alston and his exclusive time & attention. Mr Johnson of Walton and Mr Ramshay of Brampton would give you information with respect to C Hodgson, on which you might rely.

	Have the goodness to return Mr R Hodgson’s letter. I go to Netherby next week and shall remain there till the 1st week in January, if you wish to communicate with me.

	Yours very faithfully

	JRG Graham

J Grey Esq

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