Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 20 Dec 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Dec 1823
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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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
No date given but it appears in sequence between 17th Dec 1823 and 7th Feb 1824. 20th Dec is used here. The Pitt Club had been established in 1814 by the anti-Catholic Tory Charles Brandling – and fellow MP for Northumberland alongside TWB. Beaumont’s evident decision to leave might therefore have been political rather than personal.

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