To the Secretary of the Pitt Club, Newcastle
I am directed by Thos Wentworth Beaumont to request you to take off his name from the
N[ew]Castle 24 Decemr 1823
Messrs Cox Poyser & Co Derby
With their Acc[oun]t and declining at present to make an offer for the Sale of Lead. – MM
N[ew]Castle 24th Decemr 1823
Sir R.C. Glyn Bt & Co Bankers – London.
Remitting 3 Bills value £9173-10-2 for Colonel Beaumonts Acc[oun]t. – MM –
N[ew]Castle 8 Janry 1824
Messrs Rundell & Co London
Forwarding 2 ps of Silver of 1461 & 1431 ½ Oz pWaggon the 7 Inst MM
Gov. House/ Devonport. Jan 19 1824
My Dear Wilson
I received your letter this morning and return the enclosed copy of your letter to Lambton. I had already given him exactly the same opinion on both points, & it is extremely gratifying to me to find that we so completely agree. I have only in addition expressed my regret that we should have suffered <myself> to be drawn into a personal altercation with such a fellow.
I have an affair of the same kind on my hands with
To T. W. Beaumont, Esq.
Government House, Devonport, Jan 19, 1824
In answer to your letter, which I have just received, I have only to acknowledge having stated, and particularly to your brother, that I considered your having been under a mental delusion as the only excuse that could be made for your conduct.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant.
P.S. I must decline all further correspondence, except such as may pass through Sir W. Gordon, whom I have requested to
Copy. Warren's Hotel Jan 19: 1824
Having heard that yr Ldship has asserted that I have been mad or and words to that effect, I am sure that yr Ldship cannot refuse to inform me, if you ever made use of such an expression.
I have the honor to remain my Lord
Yr. Lordship's obdt. Serv
The Rt Honbl Earl Grey
Gov. House Devonport. Jan 19 1824
In answer to your letter which I have just received, I have only to acknowledge having stated, & particularly to your Brother, that I considered your having been under a mental delusion, as the only excuse that could be made for your conduct. -
I am Sir Yr obd Serv.
P.S. I must decline all further correspondence, except such as may pass through Sir Willoby Gordon, whom I have requested to deliver
I rode to Newcastle on Wednesday … I found your letter had arrived this morning. The Newcastle Papers are all printed on the Thursday … I could not therefore get the advertisment inserted … I am convinced every advantage will be taken of it to your prejudice in this county. Your letter to Mr Brandling has been made generally known by Mr Brandling and those hostile to your interests who have spared no pains when any disadvantage to your interests in this question could arise from its p
Copy Doncaster January 24th 1824
Sir Willoughby Gordon
I received your letter with Earl Grey's enclosed, last night, & was far from having any desire of taking the notice of it, that in the conclusion of your's you appear to apprehend - I shall only observe by the way, that the idea of my having been under a mental delusion did not at first suggest itself to Lord Grey, for his conduct was entirely at variance with such an idea.
It is my intention upon my re
Gov. House Jan 28 1824
Many many thanks for your letter and for the kind and friendly expressions it contains.
I suppose Gordon expected you to call on him, or he might perhaps have private reasons for not <sending>. But as the matter seems now at rest for the present, it is needless to say more about it.
I send enclosed a copy of the latter cor
Mr. Bird (Mr. Beaumont’s former tutor and friend) called upon me and I had a long conversation with him. He is a shrewd and sensible man and I do not think so ill of him as I did before we met. I take him however to be selfish and somewhat deficient both in the feelings and manners of a gentleman. He was originally in a low situation of life and his connection with a family constituted as that governed by Mrs. Beaumont must necessarily have been, would tend more to give him dexterity of
Government House, Devonport, Feb 5, 1824
I have received your letter of the 3d, informing me that Mr. Beaumont has given you instructions to bring an action against me, for having used and published certain libellous and malicious expressions, to the injury of his character, and which he believes me to have been aware were contrary to the fact. And also, that previously to carrying this intention into effect, he wishes to give me an opportunity of offering any explanation by whi
Sir! Feb 7th 1824
The advertisement appeared … on Saturday 31st ... I have no doubt Sir J Swinburne feels himself in an unpleasant predicament from which he cannot withdraw with credit to himself.
Newcastle Chronicle 24th Jan 1824.
To the Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Northumberland
I Have returned to England in Order to discharge my Duties to Parliament, but have found that Reports concerning me have gained Credit which render me un-fit for
Feb 11th 1824
[struck out: ‘Your sister has this morning acquainted me that Lord Tankervilles Agent is leaving his situation’] I am much obliged to you for your early and kind communication relating to Lord Tankervilles Agency. It is a situation I should be glad to <...> and in a part of the country I should like to reside in, but before I can take any steps in the affair, it will be necessary for me to obtain, if it can be got at, what t
Mr Beaumont Feb 17th 1824
I have used every endeavour to obtain a copy of Lord Greys letter to Sir J S but I find that now impossible and the current report is that you are taking steps to <proceed?> against Lord Grey for defamation and this makes every one very cautious in saying any thing upon the subject. Mrs Beaumont told me she had procured a copy of Lord Greys letter to Sir J Swinburn when she was at Capheaton and he made the same statement at Newcastle but I cannot learn that it
N[ew]Castle 20 February 1824
Messrs Rundell & Co
London. – Forwarding 1 pce of Silver of 1199 Oz pWaggon 19 Inst.—
Miss Arrowsmith (the new Governess for our girls) arrived today and I am upon the whole satisfied with her first appearance and manners.
I had a curious letter from Beaumont which made it necessary for me to write to Lord Grey. I sincerely wish I were done with this misguided man and his affairs: but I trust my last letter will prevent him from writing to me any more upon moral and religious subjects.
Durham Feb'y 29, 1824
Mr. Beaumont has now authorised me to say that he has given up all intention of proceeding against you. And I trust I may add that he will in future abstain from all measures which can disturb Sir John Swinburne or his family.
From the first, I stated to Mr. Beaumont without reserve that the only excuse which could be devised for his conduct was that very delusion which he wished so much to disprove. And I confess I have been more surprised
N[ew]Castle 6 March 1824
Sir R.C.Glyn Bart & Co Bankers London
Remitting 2 Bills value £6583-18-11 for Col Beaumonts Account --- MM
N[ew]Castle 10 March 1824
Mr George Horrington Flockton Hall – nr Wakefield
I am this day favored with your Letter of the 8 Inst requesting me to send you 1500 or £2000 towards the payment of an Estate which you have purchased for Col & Mrs Beaumont and inclosed you will receive a Bill for £1573-6-2 which I hope you will experience no difficulty in applying to that purpose I do not go to London sooner than the latter end of next month and if I can will take Bretton in my way
Lord Grey’s letter is friendly and even confidential. He is evidently much pleased that I have been able to prevent Mr. Beaumont from pursuing his wild and vexatious measures and at the same (time) he wishes for my advice and assistance with respect to his son’s offering himself for the County when Mr. B. retires.
March 12th 1824
I do not think it would be possible to fit up as many rooms at Bywell at a trifling expense as you would require for your whole establishment but I could with care by opening out a few windows get as many ready as you would need for yourself and two man servants. I should be able to occupy such part of the house as not to incommode yourself and by bringing up the Dairymaid from Bradley I should not require any of your female staff ... You would then be enabled to point out a
Newcastle 15 March 1824
Rundell & Co London
Forwarding a pce of Silver cont[ainin]g 1616 Oz pWaggon 9th Inst MM
Mr Beaumont March 6th 1824
…Three tenants have had but one return made them and having had a bad harvest last season will have a claim on your [struck out: generosity] consideration ... I most sincerely wish you could spend a few weeks here or at Bradley I am convinced nothing would add more to your interests in the county than passing a few weeks or even days in it.