Letter – Thomas Bernard to Shute Barrington – 19 Dec 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Dec 1797
Correspondent: Thomas Bernard
Recipient: Shute Barrington
Archive Source: DUL CCB B 182 121
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      Tuesday Morn.

      19 Dec 97

My Lord,

      I have made a point of sketching as well as I could the outline of 2 letters this Morning, as with our Chapel, some appointments after it, & a dinner party at home, I thought I had little Chance otherwise of sending it you in time.  One is an ostensible letter framed on the suggestions of last Night; the other containing private & confidential directions to Mr Mowbray on the subject; & both of them sent merely for Consider[atio]n & Correction; If I can contrive it, I will call on your Lordship tomorrow after our Committee.

      As your Lordship wished [at] dinner tomorrow a mere Tete a Tete, I did not venture to ask you wh[ethe]r you wo[ul]d endeavour to engage Major Price to come with you:_ Should you intend it now as an Adjournment of last Night’s debate, perhaps you will make <Interest> for me with Mr Price to a company. We shall be most happy to see him, if he is disengaged.

      With sincere respect & Esteem I remain Your Lordships obliged & faithful Servt.

      Tho. Bernard

The Lord Bp. of Durham

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