Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 27 Dec 1791

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Dec 1791
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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								Naples  Decr. 27th 1791

Dear Skelton,

I am favoured with yours this Morning and am happy to find you are all well. It gives me great satisfaction to say that Diana has received every advantage from this climate we could wish, she has now been above two Months without any relapse of her Complaints, and begins to look very healthy – we think of leaving this place for Rome, if the weather will permit, in about a week, we shall remain there about Six Weeks, and then proceed on our Return to England, - I wrote to you about some Money, mentioning I had said something to Sir Thos. I am sure we are much obliged to him for thinking of us – the more you can get the better, and send it to Hammersley for his Notes, as soon as you can, as I am afraid we shall be obliged to return by Land all the Way, & I must buy a carriage, and run the chance of selling it again – as we have such a Number of <alterations> to make I don’t wish to draw any from you, if we could possibly do w[i]thout, as we cannot positively do without 600£, but if the Baronet is willing to do it very well, if not we must get you to send it to us as soon as you can to Hammersley to be sent to Rome, if you have sent the 300£ you mention, I am afraid he will not advance the 600£ I last wrote for, but I leave all that to you, to get as much as he will part with – As to the <Letting> proceedings respecting Grove I think Mr. Gordon has not behaved like a Gentleman & had I been down would have told him so, & I don’t think he will ever do as a tenant, if he has not settled I would advise to have nothing to do with him – with respect to Simon’s House & Foxes I entirely leave that to you. These damned old houses are always out of repair – Ld. Sheffield does not seem to give any information, but as I come thro’ Town will speak to him, as to the house &c, that I can do nothing with – I am much obliged to you for the use of your horses, - I wish I was in England I am quite tired of this Country, I want to inhabit Grove myself, without being plagued with these people, that don’t know their own Minds – As to any letters that are or may come for me, you may open them, and act accordingly, & when I see you, you may then say in what manner you have done about them, It certainly is devilish provoking all this business about Grove, but as I am convinced you will do everything that lies in your power I shall be easy, tho’ the houses at Darton will call for Money, & I am afraid that we shall want some that we must make up when we come home – the Wood at Grove I think will not pay the fencing of it, & that sh[oul]d be very much attended to. The hedgerows are too large, and land there is valuable – Diana joins me in best wishes- I am 

Dear Skelton Yours most sincerely

Tho Rd Beaumont

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