Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 14 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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									Octr. 14th 1792 –

Dear Skelton,

Yesterday we were very agreeably surprised by the arrival of Wentworth, he came in the Mail, and was very sober & well, he dined with us & in the Evening we went together to the play, he has a room with us and seems very happy, he talks of staying until Tuesday Evening & then returning by the Mail to Liverpool, & so home. Mr. Wilson was with me & I signed the Deed. The Reports here <are> not all together so well about politics, there are several constitutional meetings at present held in the city, and intend addressing parliament for a reform, & there are above 50,000 Men of these societies, there are medals struck of, & have been sent from Scotland, purporting the same things, and there are constant correspondencies held, from Edinburgh to the Clubs here, I was yesterday in Newgate with Lord George Gordon, and met one of the Delegates there, who informed me the intention of the meetings were to have a reform, and that every Man at the Age of 21 should have a vote, and that the Nation should be divided into 6 Sections of 6000 Men each & each Section to send a Member annually, the Parliament is to meet on the 22nd Novr. & it is then expected something warm will commence – I am very happy to find you are coming up so soon. I hope we shall have all over by the time you come, tho’ Diana is at present very well. Has anything been done about Cotton’s Estate – I have bought six carriage horses all brown that match exceedingly well and they are to come down in about three Weeks, I will thank you when you go to Bretton to order the Postillions to take up the old four carriage horses, as the ones I shall send down will not be fit for immediate use, and as we purpose being at home in December, the old ones will serve us the Winter – I am to give Wentworth some Money as he has only eighteen Shillings, I will send you word how much – I have also some Money to pay for Louisa, all that I pay I will give you an acc[oun]t of. Payne has been writing again, and there are 6000 copies printed off already, and it is to be inserted in one of the papers, that it may be general, I have seen a Gentleman this morning, and he says from every account that is summoned, something must soon be done. Scandal says & I believe [it a :missing] great truth, the Prince of Wales was arrest<ed at> Brighthelmstone and his horses &c all seized, he came up to town in a great hurry. He is to give up 60,000£ pr An. to liquidate his debts, but if this warm business goes on, I wish some awkward steps are not taken – Diana & Wentworth unite in their Compts. hoping all your Family are well – I am

Dear Skelton Yours most sincerely

Tho. Rd. Beaumont.

Has anything been done at Milnes’s house at Flocton, or have they begun of the houses they were to build for him, I think it is too late in the year to begin – Tweedale was to send me an Acct. when the papers were payed of, I told <Linnicar> to send him in his Bill, it was due some time in October – as I intend ordering them from some other person – I hope they will have the house ready for us, as paint is not so agreeable in the smell to us, as to you. – 15th no particular news stirring today – Wentworth sets off tonight for Liverpool -

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