Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Charles Babbage – 28 Aug 1835

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Aug 1835
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Charles Babbage
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									Paris. Aug. 28

My dear Sir,

      Can we flatter ourselves that we have prepared anything for our approaching <number> on the 1st. of October? We shall be in England on Wednesday next, when <Young> will <instantly> call on you.

      I have nothing <to say in favour> of the Parisian spirit of liberty at the moment. But their coolness and almost cowardice in submitting to doctrinaire tyranny is difficult to be reconciled with their rapidity of <indignation> against the tyranny of the Bourbons. The next <esson> must come from our side of the channel –

      We are on the eve of some struggle against the last hold of privilege in the House of Lords and I shall be very glad if we can find any means of correcting the opinion of their Lordships without giving them a castigation which would at the same time loosen the bonds of society & the foundation of public credit. I am convinced that the <irresponsible> insolence of their Lordships must & ought to be <signally> punished – But still I think that <O Connell> is too violent a schoolmaster – 

      Believe me, my dear sir Yr very sincerely

      TW Beaumont

[addressed on cover to:] Babbage Esq. 1 <Duke> Street, Manchester Square, London. 

[Franking stamp:] FPO AU 31 1835. 

British Library Add MS 37189 f161

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