Letter – Thomas Wentworth Beaumont to Charles Grey – 26 Oct 1823

Document Type: Letter
Date: 26 Oct 1823
Correspondent: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Recipient: Charles Grey
Archive Source: DUL JGL A40 8-11
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To Earl Grey from Mr Beaumont 

      Warrens Hotel Oct 26 1823

My Lord

      Being convinced upon calm reflection that my Conduct towards your Lordship has been unjustifiable.  I do not hesitate to offer your Lordship an apology for it.   

      I am, my Lord 

      Your Lordship’s Obed. humble Servant

      T. W. Beaumont 

(This Letter was brought to Torquay and delivered to Ld G. there by Mr Beaumont’s Brother who at the same time showed him the letters he had written to Sir John and Edward Swinburne, and their answers. (the answer of the first was excellent, that if Edward quite unfit both for the person and the occasion.) He said that he was sorry Mr B had had the trouble of coming so far, that he required no Apology, that he quite concurred in every thing Sir John had said, that he must view his Brother’s Conduct as proceeding from mental Derangement which could be the only excuse for it and that he was glad to find that he had now so far recovered as to see the improperness of his Conduct and to make the only atonement for it in his power.  But that like Sir John, must decline all further intercourse with him.  Mr B acknowledged that his Brother had certainly been ‘in a state of high excitement’ but said that he now saw every thing in a proper light and was quite well.  This is the substance of what passed after which Ld G. & Mr B parted with expressions of mutual civility.)
JGL A40/9.

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