Letter – Benjamin Johnson – 16 Dec 1826

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Dec 1826
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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		Dec 16th 1826

You would be surprised to hear that Mr Beaumont was contesting Stafford and I am sure you will be glad to hear that he had succeeded … the bells there today I understand gave him many a merry peal and from the anxiety every person shewed for his success when I was there on Wednesday I am sure there will be many a merry feast.  He did not make anyone in this quarter acquainted with his intention until last Wednesday … Stafford is I believe one of the most venal boroughs in the kingdom and I hope he will have been careful to steer clear of bribery.

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