Letter – Shute Barrington to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 23 Aug 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Aug 1799
Correspondent: Shute Barrington
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 213
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Dear Sir,

      Previous to my questioning Mr Scruton relative to the omitted clause in the Weardale Act, I thought it advisable to inquire of Mr Burdon, as chairman of that Committee, what he knew of the matter. He was clear that no attention had been made in the consent bill, while in the House of Commons; & said he would write to Mr Bramwell the clerk, who acted in concert with Mr Scruton in soliciting the bill. I transmit herewith his answer to Mr Burdon, w[hic]h exculpates Mr Scruton from every other imputation except of not apprising me of Lord Walsingham’s objection. For though I probably was absent from London at the time, I should certainly have returned thither for the purpose of discussing it with his Lordship.

      Mrs Barrington unites with me in kind comp[liment]s to Mrs Beaumont & you.

      I am, Dear Sir, with much regard Your faithful servant

      S. Dunelm

Colonel Beaumont. 

[annotated on reverse in JEB’s hand:] ‘Bishop of Durhams letter to Col. Beaumont 23 August 1799 & Copy of letter from Clerk of the H. Of Comms. 16 Augt. 1799 relative to the Division of Weardale Commons & Stinted Pastures’
This letter is filed with papers from John Erasmus Blackett relating to the Bishop of Durham’s case against the Beaumonts heard between 1805-7.

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