Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to James Losh – 19 Feb 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Feb 1824
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: James Losh
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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To James Losh, Esq

                         						14, Conduit Street, Feb 19 1824

My Dear Sir,

      Before the writ against Lord Grey is issued, I wish to give him another opportunity of preventing the disclosure which must inevitably be made if the matter is brought into court. If it is once there, no consideration shall induce me to withhold any statement or evidence that I may think necessary to put the jury and the country in possession of all the facts which can conduce to their coming to a fair and just decision.  

      You must now be satisfied that I am not seeking revenge, which would urge me to take the most public method of effecting my purpose, when I make the following offer to you, as Lord Grey’s friend. 

      If his Lordship will authorise me to inform you that he was mistaken in imputing to me mental delusion, I will desist from all further proceedings both against himself and the Swinburnes. - Less, I think you must in candour allow, I could not ask for; - you may be assured that my reason for making this offer is to save an exposure to the two families alluded to, if I can obtain without it what I consider necessary for my own character.  - Hoping to receive an early answer from you,          

      I remain, etc

      T. W. Beaumont

[postscript excluded from printed version:]

PS      Allow me to take this opportunity of asking you if Emily is to be married to Mr Ward and what has so long delayed the marriage, which before I went abroad it was reported was to take place in a few days.    

                         T W B
JGL A40/9. Sent on to Grey by Losh with a covering letter on 21st Feb

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