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Richard Dalton, to the President and Directors

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

SA/34/16

Title

Richard Dalton, to the President and Directors

Date

04 Mar 1768

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece, 1p.

Historical Background

The Directors asked Dalton to reconsider his decision [minutes of Directors' meeting of 9 March 1768, SA/10]. Dalton refused, citing court appointments, in a letter of 10 March 1768 [SA/34/13].

Content Description

Resigning as both Director and Treasurer, and citing as the cause of his failure to attend, "the singularly strange conduct" of some of the members in recent meetings, particularly the last. He further describes those in question as "malicious dark Spirits. . .ever ready. . .to disturb the peace of the Society".