Letter – Henry Beaumont to Christopher Bird – 2 Mar 1833

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Mar 1833
Correspondent: Henry Beaumont
Recipient: Christopher Bird
Archive Source: AE misc letters
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I am writing to Sir George and therefore have enclosed this for him to <.....>, a journey will do it no harm. – No 9 Cliff Scarbro 2 March 1833

My dear Sir

      I ought to have written you my thanks for your kind advice some time ago. I had made a mistake in the sum I wished to accept, I meant 30 instead of 35,000£. 20,000 on mortgage, and the other 10,000 for the marriage settlement; when I received your letter I was decided upon it, and wrote to Wentworth, upon which he gave me one or two of his good natured letters, calling me a <screw> &c, I was rather annoyed at him for it, and gave him a line in return letting him know pretty plainly that he ought not to charge me with a feeling of that kind towards him, we each had a letter and there the matter ended. He now says that he finds out that we must each of us receive an equal share, which is rather a nuisance as I was in treaty about a mortgage.

      I have heard from Mr. Brackenridge to whom I wrote about the marriage settlement, The Trustees are <E> Slayley <JS> Stanhope and Dan Gaskell (who has not signed). I thought you had been one. The Trustees have the power to allow the <10,000> £ to remain upon the security of the <............> entered <up for> the marriage settlement, or with the consent of the Party, to call it in and invest it in ‘some of the Parliamentary funds of Great Britain or other Government or Real securities’. 

      Will a Mortgage come under that denomination? And will you tell me how the matter is to be arranged when I do receive the money, for at present I fancy I should not know rightly how to act, I mean with regard to the Trustees, what to say to them. – 

      Katy is still up and walking and driving about, we are all much surprised at it. Lady <Cayley> and one of the girls are staying with us.- Pray give my kindest remembrances to all your Party and Believe me my dear Sir with Katy’s also very sincerely yours

      Henry R Beaumont

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