Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 15 Jul 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 Jul 1823
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr Beaumont		July 15th 1823

As the season for grouse shooting is so near I shall thank you to inform me if you wish the same Gamewatchers to be employed in Allendale as last year.  If any poachers are taken do you wish their guns to be taken from them and their dogs destroyed.  This had a very good effect last season.  The young dogs which Simpson hunts in the spring will require running on the moors they are far from being ready ... I shall thank you to inform me when you would wish the house at Bradley to be got ready … I enclose two bills sent in by Mr <Anglis> and Mr Todd they are no doubt overstretched but they nevertheless sustained great loss.  It will rest with yourself what renumeration you may think proper to make them when you visit the North.  I have seen in the Yorkshire Newspapers your intended marriage and it has also been communicated to me by Col Carr.  It is on this account that I am most particularly anxious to know when I may expect to have the honor to see you in the North.  There are many things in the house at Bradley that will be required to be done ... I was at the opening of the new Chapel in West Allen.
The marriage was intended to be between TWB and Elizabeth Swinburne of Capheaton

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