Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Diana Beaumont – 8 Aug 1819

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Aug 1819
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
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My dear Mother,

      Upon my return from church this morning at Ryal I found your note of the 6th upon my table and am extremely obliged to you, whatever may be the result, for your consenting to allow Thomas & me to make Hodgson an offer – 

      I am disposed to hear from some conversation that I had with William Grey the other day that he has gone too far to <retreat> altogether without making Hodgson some offer for the estate – If they do not agree, I shall avail myself of their negotiation to know exactly the price that he will take, for you may depend upon my using every <exertion> to have it as cheap as possible. I will see Grey again tomorrow – I shall send a full account of what <Bird> Thinks of <Swifts> then, & his reasons for his <opinion> when we meet. I expect Edward & him to dinner on Thursday the 19th <& to> stay a couple of days before I go to the Moors – I go up to Allenheads on Saturday the 21st. I shall probably remain there the greatest part of the following week. You may then direct to me Allenheads, Hexham -.

      I heard yesterday from <Witham>, who <gives Cruddah> a very good character, and I wish accordingly <to direct> him to go to Bretton as soon he could - He will be there, I hope, about the 22nd. I sent the note to <Raine> with directions to pay off Croft, which I think was what you wished to be done.

      I am delighted that you have found your tour so agreeable, & shall be glad to receive a more detailed account of your wanderings when you have more time – Marianne talks of you going to Staffa, if so, although I can not recommend it, you will find the advantage of taking in a good stock of provisions. <You will of> course touch at <Mull> -

      With best love to my Sisters

      I am, my dear Mother Your aff[ectiona]te Son

      TW Beaumont

Dissington Hall Aug. 8. 1819

[on front:] Newcastle Augt nine 

Mrs Beaumont, Post Office, Iverary, N.B.

T W Beaumont

[annotated at top in another hand, possibly DB’s:] Aug 8th 1819 T.W.B

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