Letter – Samuel Castle to Shute Barrington – 24 Aug 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Aug 1798
Correspondent: Samuel Castle
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Durham 24th August 1798

My Lord,

      Mr. Heron answers me that for the benefit of his health he is going with his Family to Tynemouth on Tuesday, and therefore proposes coming here on Monday.  I have written to him again and expect he will breakfast with me that morning _ so as that we may be at Auckland by twelve or one o’ clock, and accomplish his wish of returning to Newcastle the same Evening _ in case that time happens to be convenient for your Lordship and Mr. Bernard.

Mr. Scruton is from home, but I have seen Mr. Mowbray, and we think it best to take the chance of the above Appointment _ and should the Attendance of any other interested Party be thought advisable they may be summoned.

      If your Lordship hears nothing to the contrary before that, we shall, I trust be at Auckland by twelve or one o’clock on Monday first, for I have requested Mr. Heron to let me know tomorrow if he cannot possibly go farther than Durham _ he desires me to present his most grateful Acknowledgements for your Lordship’s kind Invitation to Auckland.

      The Bearer waits in case your Lordship has any Commands hither.

      I would have ridden over today myself _ but having a Cause against the Sittings _ and to prepare for the Ale Licensing afterwards _ could ill be spared.

      I have he honour to remain Your Lordship’s most obliged and obedient humble Servant

      Samuel <Castle>

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