Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Christopher Blackett – 24 Feb 1816

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Feb 1816
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
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Copy of a Letter from Coll. Beaumont to CW Blackett Esq. dated Portman Square 24 Feb 1816

My dear Blackett. 

I have this morning received an answer to my applications, from the Irish Secretary, my friend, Peel; who strongly expresses himself anxious to oblige me, & says, that my letter in favour of Mr. O’Reilly is laid before Ld. Whitworth. – Mr. Peel however states that the appointments in Ireland are always considered as Patronage to those who represent the County in which it is situated, & adds, ‘if you were aware of the embarrassment to which a departure from that Custom might expose us, you would not in case of failure attribute the ill success of your application to any want of good will towards you; - when I have Lord Ws. ansr. I will write again’ – Mrs. Beaumont I assure you has been indefatigable to serve your friend.

[annotated on outer leaf in pencil:] June 1816 from Mr. <Brodges> Mr O Reilly

[in ink:] Mr Smith of Alnwicks application of Mrs Beaumont to Mr Peel

Supervisorship of <hearth> money Collections £200 pr. an
British Library Add MS 40259 f4v

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