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Written by Barbara
(9/24/2009 12:51 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, "He is in the Opposition, you know", penned by Rachel G
'Foxite' would be named after Charles Fox, who was a prominent figure of the time.
The Palmers made a seemingly whirlwind and surprise trip to Barton, and it was at Mr. Palmer's instigation. Since he evidently does not particularly care for his in-laws, I've been wondering if his trip might have something to do with his campaigning to be a Member of Parliament (M.P.).? Perhaps he needed something from Sir John? (Although I can't imagine what!) Charlotte didn't even know they were going to Barton until the carriage was at the door, and then stayed only a very short while.
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