Letter – Rowland Burdon to Shute Barrington – 1 May 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 May 1799
Correspondent: Rowland Burdon
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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My Lord 

      I have read F Tweddells letter with attention, & return it with Mr H Williamsons to me, which certainly don’t correspond with the extracts from Mr Scrutons. I wish all may be fairly done; but I cannot help thinking that if active steps were taken, the Bollihope & Stanhope Commons Proprietors might yet be got to sign their assents to the original measure, against the bill here <would be fitt> for the Committee, to which point it might be conducted in its most extended shape, & after all the clauses respecting enfranchisement, & the Bollihope & Stanhope commons might be droped, if it were found against the sense of the Proprietors, or the majority of them. I enclose a letter from Atcheson, which your lordship may be so good as send to me or to Mr <Bernard> as may best suit.

      I have the honor to be, My Lord, Your Lordships faithful servant

      R Burdon
undated but presumably written at some point shortly after Tweddell’s letter of 12th April. Allowing for the Bishop to have passed it on it is dated here to 1st May

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