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Resource Date: 1820

Number: 26

Record Office: Suffolk Record Office

Record Office Location Number: HD494/183 [181-192]


Letter from Thomas Clarkson to Arthur Biddell: London 20 June 1820.

Notes: Shows Clarkson's links to Haiti. The letter refers to a reception given to young friends at "Hayti", 2 schoolmasters at Hayti for 5 years have got permission from the King to come to England and Clarkson means to invite them to Playford Hall.

Letter from Thomas Clarkson (about visitors from Haiti)

[Recd. dispatches from King of Hayti] 28 London June 20 - 1820 Dear Sir! As you wrote to me in your last as if some Doubt remained relative to Mr Carss occupying Rushmere, I take up my Pen to set that Matter at rest, as far as I can - Lord Bristol told me, that Mr Hall had received an answer from Mr Carss, giving up the Estate at Rushmere. Mr Hall communicated this to Lord Bristol, as Mr Carss final Answer - The Day before I left Paris, I called upon his Lordship to take my Leave of him. It was this Day fortnight. He then told me that the Matter was finally settled for since Mr Hall's Letter, he had received one from Mr Carss himself, giving up Rushmere, and preserving Welnetham - A Letter was then written to Mr Robert Buck telling him how much of Mr Carss Land was originally designed for...
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