Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 26 May 1796

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 May 1796
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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								N. C. 26th 1796


Your letter was sent me here, I have no objections to Mr. Easdale having the four Acres of Land allotted me as that is no object. There does not appear to me any person that is willing to undertake the School at Darton under the Terms the Trustees want. Mr. Pickles must have the entire approbation of all the trustees before he can be appointed, and a meeting of them should be had to know whether they approve of him. I am sure it is my wish that the School should be opened soon & by a proper person. I have not as yet determined who I shall [give?] my interest to for the County, but I think Mr. <Fa..> [Fawkes? Elected for Yorkshire in 1796] You can speak to the person who wants Mr. Earnshaw’s Farm & hear his Terms,  in what <line> is Mr. Earnshaw going into the <Army> - I am happy to say I shall have no opposition here – The whole county is electioneering –

Yours &c –

Month not given but likely to have been May. Fawkes declared his candidature for Yorkshire on 23rd May, and the election as underway between May and June of that year. TRB had been elected –unopposed- for Northumberland in a by-election the previous year and clearly expected the same in the following year’s general election

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