Letter – Willoughby Gordon to Charles Grey – 26 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Willoughby Gordon
Recipient: Charles Grey
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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Private.                         						Horse Guards Jany 26 1824

The Earl Grey Government House Devonport.                         

My dear Lord 

      I have your letter of the 24th with its enclosures which shall all be duly returned to you as soon as I have copied them.

      I am glad you are satisfied with the course I have taken and I assure you that in further reflection I am more convinced that the Conduct I at first adopted was the proper one, keeping in view the preservation of your honor, and my own rank and station in Life as an Officer and a Gentleman.

      I now enclose a copy of a Letter I have just received from Mr Beaumont and to which I do not think it necessary at present to send any answer - you have told him your opinion of his conduct and I have repeated in words to him, the same as my own.

      I have not seen Sir R Wilson and I am glad of it because altho’ I have long had a personal regard for Wilson, I have always thought him most defective in the two qualities most necessary in the Conduct of such a business as this - Judgement and Discretion.

                          Ever yours most faithfully

                                  J. W. Gordon 

PS.  I enclose also a Copy of my Letter to Swinburne.   JWG
JGL A40/9. The letter from Beaumont referred to is that of Jan 24th

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