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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 10 Feb 1802

Messrs. Read, Lucas & Reads Newcastle 10th. Feb.y 1802 Sheffield Gentn. 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.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 10 Feb 1802

Chas. Bowns Esqr. under Cover to N.Castle 10th. Feb.y 1802 Coln. Beaumont Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire. Dr. Sir 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.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 16 Feb 1802

Mess. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle February 16 1802- Sheffield Gentn. 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

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to George Race – 16 Feb 1802

Mr. G Race Newcastle 16th. Feby. 1802 Wolsingham Sir 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:

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to William Emm – 19 Feb 1802

William Emm Esqr. Newcastle 19th Feby..1802. Auckland Castle Dear Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 1 Mar 1802

Mess.s Drummond N.Castle March 1st. 1802 Bankers London Gentn. 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.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 1 Mar 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 1st. March 1802 Sheffield. Gentn. 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.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 19 Mar 1802

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 19th March 1802 Portman square London Dear Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Isaac Hunter – 20 Mar 1802

Mr Hunter N.Castle 20th. Mar. 1802 Dukesfield 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 28 Mar 1802

Mrs. Beaumont, under Cover to Newcastle 28th. Mar. 1802 Coln. Beaumont, Portman Square – London. Dear Madam 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

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 2 Apr 1802

J.E. Blackett Esq, Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne London, April 2d 1802 Dear Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 6 Apr 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle. April 6th. 1802 Sheffield. Gentn. 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 7 Apr 1802

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 7th. April 1802 Coln. Beaumont, Portman Square – London Dear Madam 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

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 10 Apr 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 10th. April 1802 Sheffield Gentn. 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 11 Apr 1802

Chas. Bowns Esq. No. 79. Bond Street London Newcastle 11th. April 1802 Under Cover to Col. Beaumont M.P. Portman square London Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 14 Apr 1802

Messrs. Goslings & Sharpe Newcastle 14th. April 1802 Bankers London Gentn. 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Lancelot Allgood – 14 Apr 1802

Mr. L. Allgood Newcastle 14th. April 1802 Alum Works Whitby. Sir 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

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 20 Apr 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 20th. April 1802 Sheffield Gentn. 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.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 2 May 1802

Newcastle 2nd. May 1802 Dear Madam 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

Notes – John Erasmus Blackett – 14 May 1802

[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

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to William Emm – 15 May 1802

William Emm Esq. Newcastle 15th. May 1802 Auckland Castle Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 15 May 1802

Coln. Beaumont Newcastle 15th May 1802 Portman Square London Dr. Sir 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

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 18 May 1802

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 18th. May 1802 Portland Square London Dear Sir 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

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 22 May 1802

Dear Sir 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

Letter – Unsigned to Messrs Drummond – 22 May 1802

Messrs. Drummond N.Castle May 22d. 1802. Bankers London Gentn. 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
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