Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Diana Beaumont – 7 Sep 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Sep 1819
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
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								Morpeth Sept. 7. 1819

My dear Mother,

      I shall be delighted to see you at Dissington on the 20th or any day after that which may suit you. A few friends William Grey, <Bell> &c are coming to me on Thursday the 16th, who will probably leave me on Saturday or Sunday; If Sir William Scott stays in the North till that time he has also promised to see the inside of a Bachelor’s House, as he has paid a visit to most of the married Men in the neighbourhood of Newcastle and <he> dines with me on Thursday  upon a Turtle that a <N.> Shields friend has sent me – You will I should think be glad to be alone & quiet until you go to Allenheads. As soon as you have determined when you will be with me, I shall be glad to hear from you, and if you write before Monday next, I will thank you to direct to me at Sir Hedworth Williamson, Whitburn, when I am going to pass a few days at the races here. Being one of the Stewards upon this occasion I am no less at present upon duty than amusement; a full meeting is expected.

      William Grey having a promise of the refusal of Bywell from Hodgson, I do not intend to make any offer until he decides upon taking or giving it up, when he will let me know what he has offered & Hodgson <requested>. It appears at present a fighting purchase between Grey & myself would inevitably be the result, & one or the other of us would throw away 10 or 20,000£ to the benefit of the Parson - We have therefore come to an explanation upon it; I should understandably be sorry to lose it, but should prefer that to <throwing away> a considerable sum of money beyond the value of the estate. I expect to have again <....> in the course of a week or ten days. I have said nothing to Thomas, as the few people there are in a secret the better – 

      <De Lisle> has let Acton and is going into the Army to economise. His friends have endeavoured to <dissuade> him from such a scheme, in which <.. ... very soon> incur <….> debts, but to no <…. ….> [page torn: 1-2 words missing] I hear rather <m……ups> the idea as the best thing that can be <adopted> at present – he is to have 16 or 1800 a year – 

      I met the <.........> yesterday at Gosforth who saw you at <kilim> and followed you to Staffa. I heard from them that you reached the <Continent> again the same evening, for which I give you much <credit> an account of your good management no less than your good <judgement> as the accommodations in the islands except at the Chiefs House are wretched beyond description. The Dr. was much disgusted with them – With best love to my Sisters

      I remain, my dear Mother Y[ou]r aff[ectiona]te Son

      TW Beaumont.

P.S. I can assure you that I have <neither forgot> my Father in Letters or <…….>

[on front:] Morpeth Sept seven

Mrs Beaumont Post Office Edinburgh

T W Beaumont

[annotated at top in another hand, possibly DB’s:] Sept 7 1819 T.W.B

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