Letter – Willoughby Gordon to John Swinburne – 26 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Willoughby Gordon
Recipient: John Swinburne
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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Sir John Swinburne Bt.                       				January 26 1824

Dear Swinburne 

      I enclose to you a Copy of a letter which I have received from Lord Grey, and also enclose Copy of a letter from me in consequence of it to Mr Beaumont.

      In my proceeding in this Matter I beg that you will clearly understand, I do not presume to set myself up as the Guardian of the honor of your family, to which you, and your two Sons, are most fully competent, but connected as I am with you, and from that near Connection having been made acquainted with all that has passed relative to the Conduct of Mr Beaumont.   I have thought of it as a Duty incumbent upon me, and from which I could not in any manner swerve to act in this business exactly as I have done.  

      Yours faithfully

      Signed.          JWG

PS I enclose a Copy of a letter which I have just received from Mr Bt and to which I do not at present think it necessary to send any answer.  JWG
JGL A40/9.

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