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Ferrybridge Tuesday Morng- 2 o’ Clock Dear Skelton, I am thus far advanced on my road to Town, & what will astonish you, between ourselves, I go to canvass as Member for the County, Sir Wm. Middleton being dead. I have settled with Surtees’s Bank, and they have advanced the 20,000£, & will any more I may have occasion. I will settle with Ransom & Morland’s House, & if I can do anything whilst in London direct to me at Messrs. Cox & Greenwoods Craigs Court London. I will see you as I return. All is well at Tynemouth. Yours sincerely T.R. Beaumont Settle as you see best about the poor, & give what you think is proper for us to do.
Undated but likely to have been written soon after 7th July 1795 when Middleton died and Beaumont emerged as the only candidate to replace him. 14th and 21st were the subsequent Tuesdays. Already See http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/constituencies/northumberland for an account of this by-election