Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 7 Feb 1820

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1820
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont, Bretton				Newcastle 7th February 1820



      I take the earliest opportunity afforded me, to inform you Sir Chas Monck has declared his intention to decline the Representation of the County at the Approaching Election. – I saw a letter yesterday from Sir Chas to Mr Pearson to this purport. – On Saturday Mr <Brandling> went to Alnwick and was most cordially received by the Duke who espouses his Interest with all his influence. His Grace was also willing to support Sir Chas Monck if he would come forward; but of the latters interference there is an end, so that I anxiously hope Mr Beaumont will be returned unopposed. – Mr Brandling afterwards Canvassed Alnwick & it being Markett day was generally & enthusiastically received & yesterday he called upon his Friends in this Town. – It appears that his visit to Alnwick had been previously known there, for the populous met him on his approach, took the Horses from the Carriage and drew him into the Town.  

      Not knowing where Mr Beaumont is at present, I will leave to you to communicate, if necessary, this intelligence to him, indeed as Lord Grey has avowed his support to Mr Beaumont, not only Sir Charles’s resignation, but also his intention to resign, may not be unknown to him. – Mr Thomas went early this morning to Hexham, to arrange the Sales of the Tithes, and having nothing in addition to communicate on the subject here stated, thought it unnecessary to trouble you or Mr Beaumont with a letter, and desired me to say so

      I am etc   MM

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