Messrs. Read, Lucas & Reads Newcastle 10th. Feb.y 1802
I am favoured with your Letter of the 8th. inst. enclosing Bills & Notes amounting to four Hundred & fifteen Pounds which is placed to the Credit of your Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr.-
I expect a piece of Silver soon, which shall be sent you. I am &c._ J.E.B.
Chas. Bowns Esqr. under Cover to N.Castle 10th. Feb.y 1802
Coln. Beaumont Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire.
I have been favoured with your Letters of the 5th. inst. the latter with the Leases executed by Coln. Beaumont, which shall be disposed of as you direct; as soon as I get Mr. Williamson’s Opinion respecting the Leases it shall be sent to the Colonel.
I am &c. J.E.B.
Mess. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle February 16 1802-
I have this day sent you p[er] the Leeds Waggon a Piece fine Silver containing Eleven Hundred & Ninety four Ounces which I desire you will place to Acct. with This. Rd. Beaumont Esq. as below, and advise me on your receipt of the same.
I am &c. J:E:B:-
For a Piece fine Silver q. 1194 Ounces @ 6s./5d. p[er] Oz. £383.1.6
Mr. G Race Newcastle 16th. Feby. 1802
On my return from Allenheads last week, I laid your letter before Mr. Blackett who begs to refer you to Col. 7 Mrs. Beaumont’s former answer that they are not inclined to let any lease of Harehope Gill Leadmine at less than One Sixth Duty, clear of all deductions whatsoever
I am Sir &c. T:C:
William Emm Esqr. Newcastle 19th Feby..1802.
Mr. Williamson being of opinion the Leases of Kilhope & Welhope &c. should (agreeable to the Will of the late Sir Thomas Blackett) be made out to Thomas Richard Beaumont and Diana his Wife I have sent them to Mr. Beaumont in London, & as the Lord Bishop will be there the addition may be made & the Counterparts of the Leases left with his Lordship.
I am respectfu
Mess.s Drummond N.Castle March 1st. 1802
Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees Burdon 7 Brandling on Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. at forty Days dated this day, for four Hundred & sixty-two Pounds, ten Shillings, to pay half a year’s Composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 26th. Ulto. to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Colonel Beaumont. Please to advise me on your Receipt of the same. I am &c. J.E.B.
Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 1st. March 1802
I am favoured with your Letter of the 27th. Ulto. covering four Bills, amount three Hundred & eighty-three Pounds & eight Shillings, which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account, with T.R.Beaumont Esqr. for fine Silver sent you. I am &c. J.E.B.
Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 19th March 1802
Portman square London
Since my letter to Mrs. Beaumont of the 20th Ulto. I have for want of an answer been at a loss what steps to take respecting the Surveying & the Valuation of your several estates &c. this being the proper season for that purpose. I likewise wait for your answer respecting letting a Lease of Harehope Gill. I have already paid about £4000 - . – on Account of the Lead Carriage to the 31 De
Mr Hunter N.Castle 20th. Mar. 1802
Mr. I. Hunter
I have received the Accounts of the Ore Carriage Pay from Allen & Allenheads Smelt Mills which are very distinct & regular, those from Dukesfield & Rookhope are much otherwise, so that the Quantity of Ore from each Mine, as well as the several prices, are not described, & the Ore Pay cannot be made till I have such Accounts sent me, which I expect may be done immediately, & that you will likewise
Mrs. Beaumont, under Cover to Newcastle 28th. Mar. 1802
Coln. Beaumont, Portman Square – London.
I am favoured with your Letters of the 23d. inst. & am much concerned to hear that you have been so much indisposed, I sincerely hope that this may find you perfectly well, & that I may soon have a very pleasing Account of you. –
It would have been well if Coln. Beaumont had executed the Counterpart of the Leases without these several Queries & Op
J.E. Blackett Esq, Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne London, April 2d 1802
I enclose you a description of the Weighing Machine, & the Drawing of it wch I have this Day rec’d from Mr. Cockshutt, he promised it to Mr Mulcaster some time since and is sorry he has not been able to send it sooner- I think he will be in Town soon, I am favor’d with yours of the 28th, I was too Ill to attend to any Business at the time the case was sent down to Mr Williamson, that I was ign
Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle. April 6th. 1802
I have this day sent you <per> the Leeds Waggon, a piece fine Silver containing one Thousand five Hundred & Fifteen & one half Ounces which I desire you will place to Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. as below, & advise me on your Receipt of the same.
I am &c. J.E.B.
For a ps. fine Silver q 1515 ½ at 6/5 ½ p[er] Ou
Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 7th. April 1802
Coln. Beaumont, Portman Square – London
I am favoured with your Letter of the 2d. inst. enclosing Mr. Cockshutt’s Drawing & Description of the weighing Machine for the Lead Ore; I think it is a very ingenious & simple Invention, & I have no Doubt of its fully answering the Purpose proposed; that of a saving in Labour, and preventing Imposition. – Thos. Crawhall
Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 10th. April 1802
Mr. Blackett has this Day received your Favour & observes you think the Piece fine Silver sent you charged too high. The present high Price of Lead & the great Waste attending the Operation of refining rendered some Advance in the Price of fine Silver necessary, and not being advised of any Reduction in the Price of that Article in London, he charged it 6/5 ½ but has now altered that Price to
Chas. Bowns Esq. No. 79. Bond Street London Newcastle 11th. April 1802
Under Cover to Col. Beaumont M.P.
Portman square London
I have been favoured with your Letter of the 6th. inst. enclosing Mr. Williamson’s Opinion which I have put into the Hands of Mr. Heron with Direction to prepare a proper Surrender of the Leases now to be renewed, to pass a Fine accordingly, the Draft of which to be approved of by Mr. Williamson on the part of Coln. Beaumont, as well as on tha
Messrs. Goslings & Sharpe Newcastle 14th. April 1802
Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees Burdon & Brandling on Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. at forty Days dated this Day for three hundred & seventy-five Pounds to pay one Quarter’s Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. inst. to the Revd. H. Hardinge from Coln. Beaumont. – Please to acknowledge the Receipt of
Mr. L. Allgood Newcastle 14th. April 1802
Alum Works Whitby.
Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees & Co. on Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co at forty days dated this Day for ninety-seven Pounds six Shillings & five Pence, in full for Candles delivered by you for the use of Coln. Beaumont’s Leadmines in Weardale after deducting £17 – 3 – 7 Duty paid for you at this Place. – You will be pleased to sign the Receipt annexed to the enc
Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 20th. April 1802
Mr. Blackett was this Day favoured with yours of the 17th. covering six Bills am[oun]t. four hundred & eighty-one Pounds 5s/-d which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. for fine Silver sent you. I am &c. T.C.
Newcastle 2nd. May 1802
I have the favour of your letter of the 28th ulto. & observe what you say respecting a dissolution of Parliament; you may be assured that I shall not mention the circumstance tho I am of opinion that that [sic] it will scarce take place so soon as spoke of; I have not heard the least hint of any Opposition being intended for the County of N[orthumberlan]d, nor has Mr. C Blackett who was at Morpeth Sessions on Thursday last; neither have I
[Cover:] Minutes of what passed at a Meeting between Arth. Mowbray & S. Cassells on the part of the Lord Bishop of Durham & of John E. Blackett on the part of Thomas R Beaumont & Diana his Wife on Friday Noon 14 May 1802
On Friday Noon the 14th May 1802, Jno. E. Blackett was called upon at his House in Charlotte Square Newcastle by Mr. Arthur Mowbray of Durham, Agent of the Lord Bishop of Durham, and another Person unknown to J.E. Blackett at that time, who Mr. Mowbray introduce
William Emm Esq. Newcastle 15th. May 1802
In Consequence of some Informality in the late Renewal of Kilhope & Welhope and Lintzgarth Lands from the Bp of Durham to Coln. Beaumt. Coln. Beaumont advised it is necessary that the Leases already drawn be reindorsed, & they with the Counter-parts having been sent to London sometime ago – I am directed to request you will favour Mr. Blackett with Copies of the same as last drawn by your Direction per the
Coln. Beaumont Newcastle 15th May 1802
Portman Square London
I am favoured with your Letter of the 12th. inst. & am happy to hear that Mrs. Beaumont & her little Boy are doing well. – Two of the Bishop of Durham’s Agents Mr. Mowbray & Mr. Cassells called on me on Friday & desired to be informed of the Quantity of Ore raised from the Weardale Mines during the time that the Bishop has been in Possession of that See, as he has reason to believe t
Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 18th. May 1802
Portland Square London
I wrote to you the 15th. inst. respecting the Claim made by the Bishop of Durham. I have this Morning consulted Mr. Williamson on this Matter, he was much surprized at this extraordinary Claim, & he is clearly of Opinion that the Agreement entered into with the Bishop will be fully binding on him; he recommends that you may as soon as possible wait on the Bishop (taking some proper Person wit
I have only time to say the Bishop’s conduct surprised me greatly, I deferr’d writing to you as I was informed he wd be in Town Yesterday, & I had written a Note to request he wd be with me this Morning as my Son is not 3 weeks old I could not wait upon him, & also I wrote to desire Mr R Wilson would come to me an Hour earlier & be present at our meeting, & I determined precisely to say the words you recommended, & decline all discussion on the Subject, &am
Messrs. Drummond N.Castle May 22d. 1802.
Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees’s Burdon & Brandling on Messrs. Ransom & Co. at thirty Days dated this Day, for four hundred & sixty-two Pounds, ten Shillings, to pay half a year’s Composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 26th. inst. to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Coln. Beaumont. Please [struck out: to send me a proper] acknowledge the Receipt of this