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Morpeth Septr. 21st 1798 Sir, Coln. Beaumont and myself beg to inform you that it was the general wish of the Gentlemen who attended the races this year, that Lord Morpeth and yourself should be named as Stewards for Morpeth races next year – That being the case we have taken the liberty of appointing you both, hoping you would have no objection, and we remain Sir Your Obedt. Humle. Servts. T.H Liddell Tho. Rd. Beaumont
British Library Add MS 38735 f140. T.H.Liddell is likely to have been Thomas Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth. Although the recipient is not stated the letter is part of a collection of letters addressed to William Huskisson (1770-1830), MP for Morpeth at the time.