Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 12 Jul 1791

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Jul 1791
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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				Williams Hotel, <Rua> Nova do Sacramento Buenos Ayres, 


									July 20th 1791

Dear Skelton,

I am just favoured with yours, and have the pleasure to tell you, that we arrived safe here on the 9th. we had a very pleasant passage, and were 11 days out. Mrs. Bt. was sick one day, and kept her Bed three days, the remainder of the way she was very well. I was never sick the whole time. I am sorry that Wharton would not take Grove, however by this time, by advertising it, I hope you may find a tenant. I hope you will be able to find a steady person, to put into the Farm, in case you don’t let the House – I would have you look over the House, and out Houses and see that everything is in good repair. We are much pleased with the situation of this Town, but the inhabitants are very poor and dirty, and the Streets stink dreadfully. It is very hot, we don’t think of staying here, we are endeavouring to get away as soon as possible. I am afraid we shall not be able to get to Gibraltar, or Madeira, as vessels are very difficult to procure from hence to those parts – I rather think we shall go somewhere up the Mediterranean, that will be settled this Week, as we begin to be tired of the heat. 


I have just agreed with the Capt. of Dutch Vessel to take us to Genoa & Naples where we intend passing the Winter. Mrs. Beaumont still continues well. It is a voyage of about six Weeks, we sail on Sunday the 31st inst. let me hear from you directed to me at Messrs. Cutler & Hughgelen, Naples – 

Mrs. Beaumont joins with me in Compliments – let me know what you do about Cart Horses &c.

I am Dr. Skelton

Yours most sincerely

Tho Rd Bt.

I hope John will have the Door of the Room at the Court house secured. If you should not let the House at Grove I think you had better remove all the Furniture at once from Hatfield; or if you think they will be safe where they are they may remain there till the Spring. You may consult with Miss Wentworth as <....> she can get Sir T. to lend a Waggon to assist. <What> has John done with my Dogs – tell John to look at my Mare & Horses feet, and also please to tell Thos. Ashton at Bretton when you see him, I don’t think I shall be at Home this Winter, & desire he would inform the Huntsman of it. – If Grove is not let the Dog Kennel may be mended, & they may be kept there. Indeed at any rate the Kennel sh[oul]d be in good order – if you should be obliged to buy any fresh cart horses, you had better let one be as near the colour of my brown horse as you can – When you see Mrs. Wilson please make our respects.

[Reverse:] Horsham August seventh 1791

Mr Skelton, Birthwaite near Wakefield

mention of Shelley and Horsham on the address suggests a possible acquaintance between Beaumont and Timothy Shelley of Horsham, father of the poet Percy. A Shelley is mentioned in an another letter to Skelton of 29th Oct 1785

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