Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 20 Mar 1812

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Mar 1812
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont

under cover to Col Beaumont London		N[ew]Castle 20 March 1812


In consequence of Lord Percys elevation to the House of Peers Sir C Monck comes forward to succeed his Lordship in the representation of the County. – The enclosed address to the Freeholders is to be inserted in the Weekly Papers of this evening. – What the intentions of the Duke of North[umberlan]d are, have not transpired further than he does not espouse the Interest of Sir Charles. – Col. Reed had been sent for express to Alnwick for the purpose it is said of prevailing upon him to offer himself, but which he declined. – If his Grace does not interfere on this occasion on account of the short duration of the present Parliament but reserves the exercise of his influence for the next – Sir Charles will now of course be returned; a circumstance in its results I fear of great importance as affecting Col B[eaumon]t - for Sir Charles it may be presumed once possessed of the object of his ambition, will be more determined to retain his Seat at the General Election, than he would be in the attempt to obtain it, provided the opportunity only occurred there, of offering himself to the County –

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