Letter – John Lambton to Charles Grey – 29 Sep 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Sep 1823
Correspondent: John Lambton
Recipient: Charles Grey
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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The Earl Grey.                                					Lambton Hall Sept 29


My dear Lord Grey

      William received a Week ago a Letter from B. Saying that he had a supernatural Intimation that Lady S had drowned herself that Morning - that in consequence he had set off for Bradley, in the full expectation of finding the fact confirmed - that if it did not turn out to be so, he could not expect William to believe his other assertions as they rested chiefly on the same foundation.

      A few days afterwards he heard again from B who said ‘I think it necessary to inform you that Lady S is alive and well.  I can not therefore ask you to believe me again, for I will not acknowledge those things which I placed on the same footing, to be false - I leave Bradley for London tomorrow.’   William thinks he meant to have said now instead of not - for as it stands now is unintelligible - but what else can be expected from such a Madman.

      We expect the Jerseys here today from Chillingham.  She has been unwell.

      I fear from the young Ladies account you did not find Torquay very comfortable, at all Events I hope Lady Grey’s health is better for it.

      My best love to her and all with you.

      Yours ever affect.

      J G L
JGL A40/9.

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