Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Diana Beaumont – 1 Sep 1821

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Sep 1821
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mrs B		(undated)

I have received a letter from the Park Keeper at Chillingham to inform me he has had directions from Lord Tankerville to send Mr B a Buck any time during the season which he says continues until near the end of September.  I shall thank you to inform me if you would wish it to be sent to you at Scarbro' or to any of Mr B's friends, [struck out: ‘when I have the honor next to see you in Northumberland I shall take the liberty of  … When Mr Thomas and myself settled the amount to be paid you out of the Bywell estate we considered that some allowance might be paid to me as the Agent. The sum then named was £50 per annum … £50 per annum should be allowed … paid to me as the agent of the estate … having hitherto no opportunity of soliciting your consideration’]  In settling with Mr Thomas the amount to be paid you out of the proceeds of the Bywell Estate we thought you probably might consider to [struck out: ‘make me some’] allow [struck out: ‘ance’] me [struck out: ‘for the attendant trouble and expense regularly arising’] for the trouble and expense which I should incur in the care of it, [struck out: ‘You will no doubt be aware that had the exchange of property which was first agreed upon taken place that my’] The sum Mr Thomas named was £50 per annum which he I believe would have expected had the property come under his management. [struck out: ‘I must respectfully solicit your attention’] Should you kindly consider to make me this small allowance it will be most thankfully received.
Undated but in sequence between those dated 20th June and 3rd Nov 1821, and which from the contents predates the end of September. 1st September is given here. This letter to Mrs Beaumont was clearly the subject of much agonised drafting, as indicated by the various phrases struck out along the way

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