letter – Literary Association of the Friends of Poland to Wentworth Blackett Beaumont – 6 Jan 1849

Document Type: letter
Date: 6 Jan 1849
Correspondent: Literary Association of the Friends of Poland
Recipient: Wentworth Blackett Beaumont
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                                                          Literary Association of the Friends of Poland

                                                                    Sussex Chambers, Duke Street, St James's 

                                                                             January 6th 1849

To W. B. Beaumont  Esqr          


      We are requested, by the Council of the Literary Association of the Friends of Poland, to express to you their deep sense of the irreparable loss which the Association has sustained by the decease of its Lamented President.

      For the space of more than fifteen years, the Association found in Mr Wentworth Beaumont a friend, whose zeal was proportioned to the difficulties of the cause, which under his Presidency it had undertaken to support. Whilst on the one hand he responded to the frequent applications of the Council on behalf of the Polish exiles with princely liberality; on the other, he strove to rouse public indignation against the system to which they had fallen victims, by establishing an ably conducted periodical work, having for its main object, the denunciation of the flagrant injustice and aggressive tendency, of the Russian Government.

      Although unwilling to intrude on moments of affliction, the Council feel that they would have been justly liable to the charge of ingratitude, if they had neglected to express to you, Sir, and through you to Mrs Beaumont and the other members of your family, their profound sense of the services rendered by Mr Beaumont to the Polish cause, and their conviction that his memory will live not only in the country whose happiness he laboured so earnestly to promote, but in every land where respect is commanded by a sincere and stedfast attachment to the principles of liberty and justice. 

      We have the honor to be Sir, your very obedient servants, on behalf of the Association,

            Dudley Coutts Stuart Vice President

      Wiliam Lloyd Birkbeck Honorary Secretary 

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