Letter – Willoughby Gordon to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 21 Jan 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Jan 1824
Correspondent: Willoughby Gordon
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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 To T.W. Beaumont, Esq, etc

                                              					H. Guards,     Jan. 21, 1824


      The enclosed letter, addressed to you by the Earl Grey, having been this day received by me, I lose no time in transmitting it to you; and his Lordship having also sent to me a copy of it, I think it my duty to acquaint you, that I have been informed of all the circumstances of your conduct, and I have seen all the correspondence which has passed between yourself and those respectable individuals, my near connections, whom you have insulted; and that it is quite impossible that such proceedings on your part should not have produced in my mind the very same conviction which Lord Grey has pronounced, ‘of your having been of a mental delusion as the only excuse that could be made for your conduct,’.

      I think it is right also to inform you, that it was this conviction alone that prevented the respectable persons whom you have insulted from adopting the steps which might otherwise have suggested themselves; and u dear all these circumstances, I have considered it my bounden duty, not only to the individuals themselves, but to the interests of society at large, now to interpose most decidedly against such course of action, as should be inconsistent with the previous determination, adopted upon full consideration of your whole conduct upon this occasion.

      I have the Honour to be, etc

      J. W. Gordon
JGL A40/9. The enclosed letter being that of 19th Jan from Grey to Beaumont

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