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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Richard Wilson – 15 Sep 1802

Richard Wilson Esq. N.Castle 15th. Sepr. 1802 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London Dr. Sir I am favoured with your Letter of the 10th. inst. I am happy to find that you think so favourably of the Cause with the Bishop of Durham. I now send you enclosed an Acco.t of the Compositions pd. to the Bishop & to the Rector of Stanhope from the year 1781 to the year 1801 distinguishing when an Alteration took place & likewise a Copy of Mr. Williamson’s Opinion taken the 9th.

Letter – Lord Mulgrave to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 20 Sep 1802

My dear Sir,               I have communicated the contents of your Letter to Mr. Allgood to which he has returned a written Statement of the Transactions at the time of his quitting your employment which I enclose.  He is willing to attend you immediately to explain anything you may require in the Confidence that he can do so, to your Satisfaction and his own Credit.  He assures me that he has not any Paper or Plans whatever relating to the Concems in which he was employed by y

Letter – Lancelot Allgood to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 20 Sep 1802

Sandsend September 20th 1802 In or about the year 1776 - I became concerned for the late Sir Walter Blackett then the owner of the Weardale Lead mines which now belong Colonel Beaumont as second Agent in his Lead mines in Weardale. At that time Mr Maughan was the principal agent, after I had been concerned for about five Years Mr Maugham died and Mr Emerson succeeded him in the appointment and continued it until the Year 1801 when Mr Emerson died -- a s

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 25 Sep 1802

Arthur Mowbray Esqr. Newcastle Sepr. 25th. 1802 Durham Sir Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees’s Burdon & Brandling, on Messrs. Ransom, Morland & Co. at Twenty Days dated this Day, for seventy-five Pounds 1s/2d being half a year’s Moor Master’s Rent due from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. the 2d. Ulto. to the Lord Bishop of Durham, with 1s/2d for Acquitance & Duty. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the same. I am &c. –J.E.B.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 1 Oct 1802

Messrs Read, Lucas & Reads N.Castle 1st. Oct.r 1802 Sheffield Gentn. I have this Day sent you p[er] the Leeds Waggon, a ps. fine Silver containing One Thousand & Sixty-five Ounces, which Mr. Blackett desires you will place to Acco.t with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr. as below, & advise him on your Receipt of the same. I am T.C. 1802 Oct.r 1st. For a ps. fine Silver q 1065 Oz at 6s/. p[er] Oz. £319-10-..

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 3 Oct 1802

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 3d. Oct.r 1802 Hexham Abbey Dear Sir I have been favoured with both your Letters, and I observe what Mr. Allgood alledges in Justification of his Conduct; he certainly was much dissatisfied on Mr. Emerson’s Appointment to succeed his Father as principal Agent, but no promise of the kind had ever been made him; he gave no regular Notice of quitting the Employ, until he had engaged himself to Lord Mulgrave, & then he came over to acquaint m

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 12 Oct 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield Newcastle 12th.October 1802 Gentn. Mr. Blackett was yesterday favored with your letter of the 9th. Inst. covering Three Bills Amount £315-3-8 which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Accot. with TR Beaumont Esq. for fine Silver sent you. – Mr. Blackett is sorry to observe the last ps. Silver sent you was not clear of Lead, and hopes from the directions given, that a similar occurrence will not happen in future.- I am Gent &a

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Wheeldon & Webster – 16 Oct 1802

Messrs. Wheeldon & Webster N.Castle 16th. Oct.r 1802.- Derby Gentn. Inclosed you have your Draft on Messrs. Webster & Co. London, which has this Day been returned to us for non Payment with £1 -2 - 10 Expences upon the same, for the Amount of which your Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq is made Dr. – Please to advise Mr. Blackett on your Receipt of the Bill. – I am &c. T.C.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 17 Oct 1802

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 17th. Oct.r 1802 Coln. Beaumont Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire Dear Madam I have the Favor of your Letter of the 13th. inst. & I observe what you say as to the Advance of Price on Lead; I am inclined to think that the Persons from whom Coln. Beaumont had the Information, were influenced in their Opinion, more by their own private Wishes &c. than from any well founded Knowledge of the present State of the home and foreign Markets.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 22 Oct 1802

Messrs. Goslings & Sharp N.Castle 22d. October 1802.- Bankers London Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees’s Burdon & Brandling, on Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. at thirty Days dated this Day for three Hundred & Seventy-five Pounds, to pay one Quarter of a years Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. inst. to the Revd. Henry Hardinge from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esqr.. Please to advise on your Receipt of the B

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 24 Oct 1802

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 24th. Oct.r 1802.- Colonel Beaumont M.P. Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire.- Dr. Madam I am favoured with your Letters of the 20th. & 21st. inst. I observe what you say respecting the Sale of your Lead; you and Coln. Beaumont may rest assured that the Confidence which you are pleased to place in me, shall not be abused: since the Receipt of your last, I have accepted of the Offer made me by Doubleday & Easterby for 500 ps. Lead half

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Messrs. & Co – 26 Oct 1802

Messrs. <Raver> & Co. Newcastle 26th. Oct.r 1802 Birmingham Gentn. The Lead disposed of here p[er] Mr. Blackett is the WB Lead and is delivered about 3 Miles distant from this place; the present Prices at this Port are for ref.[ine]d Lead £32 -5 -.. p[er] Fo.[dde]r of 21 Cwt. or 2352 lbs Ref.d & Comon Lead in equal Portions £32 p[er] Fo.[dde]r of 21 Cwt. & Litharge £32-10—p[er] Ton of 20 Cwt. payable by Bills on London due in six Months. – The Purch

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 14 Nov 1802

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 14 Novem.r 1802 Colonel Beaumont MP Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire Dear Madam I had the Favour of your Letter of the 7th. inst. I should not have wrote to you on the Subject of your Claim on Mr. Errington, had I not received a Letter from Mr. Bowns on that Business after you left the North & Mr. Heron had in Consequence taken Mr. Williamson’s Opinion, which certainly puts that Matter out of Dispute; I have accordingly wrote to Mr. Be

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 20 Nov 1802

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle Nov. 20th. 1802 Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire Dr. Sir I was favoured with your Letter of the 15th. inst. enclosing me Colonel Scott’s Letter for which I am much obliged to you.- T.Crawhall has wrote to his Father to know what he paid on Account of Mr. Lee for the Poney &c. when we have his Answer, you shall be informed. The very wet Weather we have had prevents Mr. W.Bates proceeding with the Valuation of your Estates: it is n

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 26 Nov 1802

Messrs. Drummond N.Castle Nov.r 26th. 1802.- Bankers, London. Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Messrs. Surtees’s Burdon & Brandling on Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. at forty Days dated this Day, for two Hundred & thirty-one Pounds, five Shillings, to pay one Quarters Composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines, due this Day to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Mr. Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that Purpose. I am

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 2 Dec 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 2d. Decem.r 1802 Sheffield Gentn. Mr. Blackett has this Day sent you a ps. fine Silver p[er] the Leeds Waggon which he desires you will place to Account with Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq. as below, and advise him on your Receipt of the same. I am &c.----T.C.- For a ps. fine Silver q 1175 Oz @ 6s/1d p[er] Ounce - £357 – 7- 11

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 14 Dec 1802

Mr. Bell Newcastle 14th Decemr. 1802. Hexham Abbey Dear Sir I yesterday received Mrs. Beaumonts Letter of the 11th. inst. enclosing yours of the 30th Ulto. which she desires me to answer. As she takes no Notice of what you wrote respecting the Security upon the Tolls of the new Branch Road, you will keep it in your hands, until you hear further.- As the late Tenant of the Colliery on Hexham Fell, died insolvent and was by Agreement bound to fill up the Pits, i

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 15 Dec 1802

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 15th. Dec.r 1802 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dr. Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 14th. inst. & am happy in hearing so good an Account of yourself, the Colonel and your Children after your Journey.- I have had a violent Attack of gouty Spasms in my Stomach, which has confined me to the House some Days, I got out for a couple of Hours this Morning, but I find myself feeble & much shook by the late A

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 17 Dec 1802

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 17th. Dec.r 1802.- Sheffield Gentn. Mr. Blackett has this Day been favoured with yours of the 15th. Inst. inclosing Seven Bills Value £363-14 - .. which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account with T.R.Beaumont Esqr. for fine Silver sent you: Mr. Blackett will forward you another piece fine Silver about the 1st. of January next. I am &c.- T.C.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Richard Wilson – 31 Dec 1802

Richard Wilson Esq. Newcastle 31st. Dec.r 1802 – Lincolns Inn Fields London I refer you to my Letter of the 20th. Ulto. from Morpeth. I now enclose you under two Covers to Mr. Beaumont the several Accounts that you required & likewise Copies of such letters that I have wrote to Mr. Beaumont on the subject. Should you require Copies of the letters from Col. Beaumont to me on the business they shall be sent you. How far it may be adviseable to setting out at first the

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 3 Jan 1803

Mess. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 3d. January 1803 Sheffield Gentn. I have this day sent you p[er] Leeds Waggon a ps. fine Silver containing Eight Hundred & Fifty Nine Ounces, which I desire you will place to Account with Tho. Rd. Beaumont Esq as below & advise me on your receipt of the same I am &c J.E.B. For a ps. fine Silver q 859 @ 6/1 p[er] oz. - £261.5.7

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 17 Jan 1803

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 17th. January 1803 Sheffield Gentn. Mr. Blackett has been favoured with yours of the 14th. Inst. enclosing three Bills, Value two Hundred & fifty-two Pounds, two Shillings, which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Accot. with Colonel Beaumont. I am &c.----T.C.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to George Silvertop – 23 Jan 1803

George Silvertop Esq. Newcastle 23d. Jan.y 1803. Minsteracres Dear Sir I was favoured with your Letter of the 14th. Inst. – After consulting with some of Mr. Beaumont’s Lead Agents & full considering the Matter; I am of Opinion that it will be advisable not to make any Change in the Mode of the Lead Car[ria]ge. – I have the Honour to be &c.----J.E.B.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Bell – 25 Jan 1803

Mr. John Bell Newcastle 25th. Jan.y 1803 Hexham Abbey Dear Sir My late Illness prevented me answering your several Letters, indeed we have had a very sick House. I am better, but Adml. Collingwood is still confined to the House by his Cold. I have not had answer from Mrs. Beaumont respecting Mr. Errington refusing to pay the £5 p[er] Ann. & the Arrears until he is reimbursed his Expences on Account of the Action brought against him; the Law must decide that Matter

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 30 Jan 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 30th. Jan.y 1803.- Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London Dear Madam I have the Favour of your Letter of the 25th. Inst. & I am glad to find that the late Sales of Lead that I have made & purpose of supporting the Price, is approved of by you & Coln. Beaumont: the latter Sale of 12,000 ps. to Easterby & Co. at £32 & £33 cannot be compleated before the end of March or the beginning of April: since my last Letter to you
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