Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 18 Oct 1791

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1791
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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								Naples  Octr. 18th 1791

Dear Skelton,

I was in hopes of having had the pleasure of hearing from you before this time, as we are very glad to know what stirrings there are in our own Country, for letters are so long coming that it is an age before we can get an Answer. I am afraid you will think it very early my beginning to talk of money when I drew so lately, but in the month of February I shall be obliged to trouble you to remit me some to my Friend Hammersley, I have wrote to Richardson about Mrs. B. trying some Waters in France on our return home, & in case he should wish her to try them, it will cause us to make a greater round than we intended. She will write to the Baronet & see what he will do, you might sound him, and see what he says, we are going on Thursday in the Packet from hence to Palermo, when we shall stop a few weeks for change of air, and to get a sail it is only a hundred leagues, we shall be out about three days. Diana is much the same as when she left England, only much thinner. We were six Weeks coming from Lisbon here, and had some very hot days & were becalmed some times for three days at a time, which is dreadful. The latter part of the time, we had very severe winds, attended with thunder & Lightnings in the night, which made it very awful and very disagreeable, we were very lucky in getting a good vessel & a clever Man for a Captain, he was very civil to us, but since we came on shore I have had a dispute with him, he wanted to extract more money than was his due. I complained to his Consul, & I have done with him. Mrs. B was sick a little, but I never was ill all the time โ€“ I will thank you to ask Thomas Ashton how they have managed about the hunting, and whether they have had any diversion. I was very fortunate on my arrival here to find that my old servant was unengaged. I have taken him again, he was astonished to meet us. I will thank you to write soon and tell me all the news you can, & let me know what Money you can let me have โ€“ I hope all your Family and yourself <keep> well to whom I <beg> my Compliments. Mrs. B. joins me in Respects โ€“ I am Dear Skelton

Yours most sincerely

Tho Rd Beaumont

direct to me, chez Monsr. <Jenkins> รก Rome /

when we return from Sicily we shall go to Rome. /

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