Letter – James Losh to Henry Brougham – 27 Oct 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Oct 1824
Correspondent: James Losh
Recipient: Henry Brougham
Archive Source: SS Losh Diaries
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								Alnwick  Oct 27, 1824

My dear Brougham,

       Your letter reached me at the moment when I was setting out for this place.   I however sent immediately about your parcel and I now learn from my clerk that it was forwarded last Friday and so I trust that it reached you safe and sound.   

       I can only repeat that I am much obliged to Lord Rosslyn for his kind attention, which,  I have no doubt, contributed mainly to Baldwin's success.   Pray be so good as to tell him so or tell me that I ought to write to him if you think that proper.

       A Dissolution seems expected by the Duke of N's friends here and Lord Grey's arrival at Howick makes it more looked for.

       What will be done in this country I really do not know - Beaumont certainly means to fight and is, I believe, well supplied with the sinews of war.   

       I hope you feel strong in Westmorland.   I meant to have made my eldest son, who is just of age, a Freeholder but I fear it is now too late.

       We are doing well at Newcastle with our Mechanics' Institution; they have already obtained a good Library and I hope they will soon have a tolerable collection of models and lectures both in chemistry and mechanics.   I will do all I can in the neighbouring Towns of Sunderland, Shields, Durham ec. and I think I have yesterday and today done a good deal towards forming an Institution at this place, tho' I fear some difficulties may be thrown in our way by the Duke and his friends, who seem [to be in] a most holy fear of every species of improvement.

       Yours always, most sincerely, 


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