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Pece’s – Tuesday My dear Wenty, I have written to Atkinson as you requested & assured him that you have my active consent to leave St.Johns for Trin Coll. Let me know when you have seen <Tatham> how he takes it. We are waiting to see your Brothers <as/at> their <…t> before we leave for Elmhurst & Buxton. I drive out twice every day & my Health is, I think, improving. The heat of the Buxton water is 83. All our loves Your very affect[iona]te Father TWBeaumont <I we> trust <be> got out yesterday for the first time. Lamartine’s popularity is on the wane & the Democratic Party is gaining strength, as I said it would. I think the Ministers have done a very foolish thing in sending the Queen to Ireland in the Autumn & a very wise one in arresting Mitchell for Felony. That is the way with the Whigs. TWB
Undated, but the reference to the arrest of Mitchell for felony places this in May 1848. John Mitchel founded the United Irishman newspaper that year and was arrested, tried and convicted in May under the Treason Felony Act of April that year. A date of mid-May is assumed here, and Tuesday 16th is used.