Letter – Charles Brandling to Charles Monck – 7 Feb 1820

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 Feb 1820
Correspondent: Charles Brandling
Recipient: Charles Monck
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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My dear M

      It is with extreme regret that your friends hear of your determination to resign your Seat from the County.  Confident as I feel that the whole opposition is directed against Beaumont is it possible to persuade you to postpone your declaration being made public till we can have an opportunity of proving that your interest is much stronger than you are aware of.  Indeed nobody feels stronger than Mr Smith and allows me to assure you that all the influence he has will be divided between us and I need scarce say the gratification it will give me to hear that you acquiesce.  Mr Smith was in hopes he had given you a sufficient hint when you last met.

      Yrs Dr Sir   Most sincerely

      C B
JGL A40/11.  Neither dated or signed but the initials and context suggest this was written in the wake of Monck’s decision on 4th Feb 1820 to stand down from his Northumberland seat in advance of that year’s election. Monday 7th Feb used here

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