Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 25th. August 1803.
I wrote to you the 21st. & 22d. Inst. I now enclose you under two Covers a Copy of the Report made by the Persons that went to Arkendale to take a View of those Mines, & likewise Calculations formed by the Committee thereon; as well as the Proposals of Easterby Hall & Co.; the Report appears to be very favourable, & altho’ there may have been more Money expended in the se
Worthing Augt 26th 1803
I was yesterday favor’d with your Letter of the 21st & by this Post have rec’d yours of the 22nd w[hic]h with this I forward to Col. Beaumont, & he will enclose this to you, in consequence of your think[in]g a Letter to Mr Burdon might be a Spur, I wrote him my Sentiments Yesterday very fully, w[hic]h I think may be of use, & neither Col. Beaumont or you can be implicated as I am alone here, I have this Day sent Col. B- a Copy o
Aug. 27. 1803. Wrote Ransom, Morland & Co. including <W.W.> Parker & Cos. Bill on Walkers Maltby & Co at Two Months Date dated the 22nd. Inst. for Four Thousand Four Hundred & Fifty Four Pounds 11s/11d on Mr Beaumont’s Account. [In margin: Bill No. 369]
Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle Augt. 28th. 1803.
Colonel Beaumont Worthing, Sussex.
I am favoured with your Letter of the 23d. Inst. & observe what you say respecting Mr. Burdon’s Application to you & Col: Beaumt. I think what he proposes is most unreasonable after having so large a Sum locked up by their Means, to offer you Security for the greater part of the Debt at a Time when they must be sensible of
Mr. Crawhall Allenheads Newcastle Aug. 30. 1803.
Inclosed you have some remarks on the late Stop of the Workmen in Col. & Mrs. Beaumont’s employ drawn up by Mr. Cockshutt and addressed to them; which on your receipt, you are desired to forward Copies of to Mr. Emerson and Mr. Dickinson; all of whom will make it publick amongst the Workmen under your several inspections at the same time presenting them with a Guinea at each Mine, Weardale Coalcleugh & Allenhds. in his Name
Aug 31st 1803
My dear Sir,
I have by this days Coach sent you half a Buck I hope will prove a good one, & enclosed I send You a letter from Mrs Beaumont, as she has wrote to Mr Burdon I don't think it will be necessary for me to say much to him, altho' I by no means think he has acted fairly to us nor in the manner I should have expected he would have done. I am going today to attend a meeting at Barnsley respecting the raising of the Volunteers. I shall settle my plans
Worthing Sep[tembe]r 1st 1803
I rec’d yesterday the Statement of the Arkendale Mines, w[hic]h I am glad to find so favorable, & immediately forwarded them to Col. Beaumont at Bretton, I hope there will be no difficulty in carrying on the Works conformable with the Lease, until all the Creditors are paid with Interest, & then I hope we shall never have any more transactions with them of any kind whatsoever, they have no Principles of Honesty in their dealings, &
Charles Bowns Esq. Darley Hall Newbiggin 1st. Septr. 1803
Your favor of 29th. Ulto. was forwarded to me at this place where I have been a couple of days, & propose staying till the 7th. Inst. being advised to the Sea Air on account of my health having been much indisposed lately. The questions that were proposed to me by Mr: Wilson were answered some time since through Mr. Heron &c. which I suppose Mr: Wilson has forgot, there is no
Colonel Beaumont M.P. Newcastle 2d. Septr. 1803-
Bretton Wakefield Yorks
I wrote to you yesterday & have since received your favor of the 31st. enclosing mrs. Beaumont’s letter; I agree with you both in opinion that you have been treated very ill by Mr. Burdon as you had placed a confidence in him & he must have been sensible of it, I am glad that Mrs. Beaumont has wrote him her sentiments on his Conduct on this business. Should any General M
Newbiggin 4th Sepr 1803
I am much obliged to you for your kind letter of the 21st ult. & we were happy to hear that Lady Blackett was so much better. As the weather of late has been cooler I hope that she has benifited by going out a little in the Carriage. Brother Harry & I spent a few days at Matfen very agreeably, the weather was very pleasant and the Place & Country about it looked vastly well; We were kindly entertained & the more we are acquainted wit
Chas Bowns Esq Newcastle Septr. 9th. 1803.
Banktop Barnlsey Yorks:
I have communicated the Contents of your letter of the 2d. Inst: to the Bankers at this place, the house of Sir Wm. Loraine & Co. is willing to transact the business of Col. Beaumont here, but requests that he or you will name the terms on which you wish his Account to be kept by them with the deposit you propose allowing them; as you best know what Sums are intended in future to remain in
Mrs. Beaumont under cover to Newcastle Sept. 9th. 1803
Col. Beaumont M.P. Portmansquare London
I wrote to you the 6th. Inst. from Newbiggin, this I hope may find yourself the Colonel & your young Folks perfectly well in Portman square. The Bank Committee have not yet made any report; the first payment they make after satisfying the Government Extents will (I imagine) be the taking up of their Notes that were in circulation.
The India Company’s Con
Mess. Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield Newcastle Sept. 9th. 1803
I have this day sent you p[er] the Leeds Waggon a ps. fine Silver containing Nine Hundred and Seventy Three Ounces which I desire you will place to Acct. with Col. Beaumont as below & advise me on your receipt of the same. I am &c. j.E.B.
For a ps. fine Silver qu. 973 Ounces & 6/- p[er] Oz £291 – 10 –
P.S. I have been advised that Mess. <Shaw & Rothmans draft> on Mess. Thomas &a
J. E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne Portman Square Sep[tembe]r 14th
Colonel Beaumont arrived here on Monday& requests I will say he was Yesterday favor’d with your Letter of Sep[tembe]r 10th –
Mr C. Blackett call’d upon us early this Morn[in]g & found Col. Beaumont & myself at Home, he told us he was authorized by the London Houses to make a proposal to you respecting a Sale of Lead, we informed him that we should be perfectly satisfied wit
Portman Square Sep[tembe]r 17th 1803
As Col. Beaumont & I have seen Mr Burdon I think it right to inform you what we have been able to collect from his Conversation on Thursday, he call’d when I was out, & sat an Hour with Col. B- & left him the Statement of the Bank Acct signed by Black, for us to look over, & return to him when he w[oul]d call the Next Day at Eleven, w[hic]h he did, & we had much Conversation on the Subject, what I say to you is
Messrs. Drummond Newcastle Septemr. 19th. 1803.
Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir Wm. Loraine Bt. Baker & Co. on Messrs. Veres & 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 to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Coln. Beaumt. the 26th. Ulto. & Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that Purpose to yours &c. J.E
Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads Newcastle 19th. Sepr. 1803.-
Your Favour of the 17th. has come to hand covering eight Bills amount Two Hundred & ninety-five Pounds Fourteen Shillings & four Pence as you advise, which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Accounbt with Coln. Beaumont for fine Silver sent you. We can now furnish you with another ps. fine Silver if you are much in Want with which you will be pleased to advise us by Return of Post as we have Applic
J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne Portman Square Sep[tembe]r 21st
We are favor’d with yours of the 17th & are perfectly satisfied with your reasons for acting as you have done, possibly at this moment they are depended on our being in want of Money; - it has been represented to us that Mr Ellill is not supposed to be a Man of fair Character, he was a Friend of Astlett who is now in Newgate, & it is said Astlett & Hall met at Ellills office 3 times a Week regu
Newcastle 21st Sept. 1803
I wrote to you the <18th > Inst. to which I beg leave to refer you. I have since been favoured with your letter of the 17th Inst. & I observe the discourse which you & Col: Beaumont had with Mr Burdon on the affairs of the Bank, which I am concerned to find is in a worse situation than had at first been represented, with little prospect of their being soon settled; it is astonishing to me that Mr Burdon
Portman Square Sep[tembe]r 23rd 1803
Colonel Beaumont has been in the City, & was informed of some particulars which we think it right to communicate to you in confidence, & you will draw your own conclusions, Mr Ellill
has been playing a deep Game, he has offer’d Lead to the India Company at so much lower a price than any others, that his offer was of course accepted, it was under £25 pr Fodr w[hic]h will in a short
J. E. Blackett Esq, Newcastle upon Tyne Portman Square Sep[tembe]r 24th
I am this Day favor’d with yours of the 21st, in the mean time you will have rec’d my Letter with the Account of Mr Ellills famous transactions, which in a short time I do hope will be defeated; I think the Eyes of the Committee will be opened to the Conduct of the Halls and their Confederates, Ellills offer[in]g Lead at £24 19s pr Fod: w[hic]h we now find was the Price proves his Motive, as the
Newcastle 24th Sep[tembe]r 1803
I am favoured with your Letters of the 21st Inst. & am happy to find that you are satisfied with my Reasons for declining the Proposition made to me.
You have no doubt heard that Mr Ellills Offer of 2000 Tons of Lead to the India Compy. at £24,19, ,, the London Fother equal to £26, 17, 6 the Newcastle For. was accepted of; another Company agreed with the India Company for the remaining Quantity 300 Tons at the same Price;
Charles Bowns Esq Newcastle 25th. Sepr. 1803.-
Darley Hall Barnsley, Yorkshire
I duly received your Favour of the 12th. Inst. & delayed answering it until I had an Answer from Sir Wm. Loraine & Co. to the Proposition that you offered them, which I have not yet obtained; they wish to know if the Deposit of £5,000 – is understood to be a full Compensation for the discounting such Bills as I may pay into their Bank, should they be at two, three, or four Mon
Mr Bulmer has desired the Gentlemen who compose the Committee of the Exchange Bank to communicate to you the arrangements made on Saturday last relative to the Tyne Iron Co. Engagements and to state their opinion of them
I am directed to assure you that they have the Gentlemen's approbation and that Mr Bulmer's conduct on the trying occasion appears to them to be strictly proper and deserving of the forbearance of the Creditors
Mr Bulmer has become the Purch
Sir NewCastle 3rd Oct. 1803
As the most efficient means of giving relief to the Creditors of the Tyne Iron Co. I am recommended to become the Sole Proprietor of the works and for this purpose an arrangement is now making for my taking an assignment from my Patrons Mess. A & I Surtees Fishwick & Gibson of the whole concern and likewise taking upon me the responsibility of the payment of all the