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

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Dec 1819
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
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						<Warrens> Hotel. Decr. 8. 1819

My dear Mother,

	This is the first moment that <my other engagement have afforded me to answer your two letters of the 2d. & 5th. for it was previously necessary to examine the Draft relative to the objections you have raised – I think <however> that as the most material, it will be right in the first place to reply to the subject of your last letter-

	I cannot imagine what ground you can have for supposing that it was <ever> my desire that you should exhaust all your <funded property> in completing the purchase of Bywell – I shall be <perfectly> satisfied with possession of it subject to the mortgage that will remain after the payment of the 44,000£. I must adhere to my former intention of not accepting it under any other condition than that which I mentioned in my last letter which was not written in so much haste, that I had not previously considered the <different> circumstances you <alluded> to –

	Mr. Williamson’s intention having been particularly directed to the circumstance of the death of Mr. F’s elder Brother never having been regularly certified, not only upon this occasion but at other times, and especially at the sale of the <Heaston> Hall Farm to Mr. <Bainbridge> for 19,000£, I cannot see any <patent doubt> that it is safe to rely upon what he <may> consider a good & marketable Title – I have always understood you to place confidence in Mr. W’s opinion, and upon this occasion, when he has been consulted before upon the same point, I cannot perceive what ground there is for doubting his judgement – he certainly can have no interest or wish to leave us with a mistake. The <articles> that regard the Farms, <.........>, House, outgoings &c I can <assure> were respectively considered by Fenwick, Thomas and myself before the Draft was submitted to Mr. Williamson –

	It is only reasonable that Interest should be considered due upon the purchase money from the 12th May, when the Estate will be regarded as <virtually>, even if to all intents & purposes practically given up – All rents, <providing> of course for the usual <1/2> years <arrears> allowed to the Farmers by the Custom of the County, will be due to me from that time –

It may perhaps be satisfactory for Mr. Bird to see this letter –

I <remove> on Saturday to No. 108 Pall Mall which I have taken until the end of July

Parliament is not expected to adjourn until the 10th of Jan[uar]y – I shall then be delighted to join you in the County, as <such> long <vacations> do not altogether agree with me – If possible, I shall pass a fortnight in Northumberland at that time –

	As soon as you are able to make up your mind to <acquiesce> in the Draft remaining in its present form, I shall be very glad to hear from you, as the more delay occurs at present, the less likelihood there is that all the formalities of the  <Sale> can be complied with before the 1st of May – If you do not continue to retain your objection to its being made out in my name, I do not think that anything would be gained by making any difficulties in agreeing to the other clauses – 

      With best love to my Father & Sisters

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

      TW Beaumont

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