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Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read Lucas & Read – 20 Sep 1804

Messrs Read Lucas & Reads Sheffield Newcastle 20th September 1804 Gentlemen, In Mr Blackett’s Absence I have to acknowledge the Receipt of yours of the 15th Inst. covering 7 Bills amount £376-8-0 as you advise which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account with Tho[ma]s R[ichar]d Beaumont Esq for fine Silver sent you. Mr Blackett observes the Price allowed for the piece last sent is much below his expectation, and when he assures you he had 5s/10d1/2 per Oz for a piece sen

Letter – William Hargrave to John Erasmus Blackett – 21 Sep 1804

Shawdon 21st. Septr. 1804 Dear Sir After giving six months notice I am to be paid £ 10,000, therefore I shall be entitled to receive that Sum in May next; but lest by any unexpected event I should be prevented from receiving the Money in due time, I would not engage to pay it before Martinmas following; though I should wish to pay the money to Mrs.Stead as soon as I may receive it. For the same reason, I would not engage to pay an additional £ 5000 before Martinmas 1806, and

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 27 Sep 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle 27th September 1804 Colonel Beaumont The Duke of Atholl’s Blair, Perth, N.B. Dear Madam, I have been favoured with your Letter of the 22nd Inst & I am happy to find that you & Colonel Beaumont approve of the Sales that I have made; since my letter to you I have sold 1,500 P[iece]s Com[mon] Lead @ £29per Fo[dder] to Easterby & Co. you need not fear of their rivalling you in the Litharge Trade; what they make is of an inferior

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 29 Sep 1804

Messrs Rundle Bridge & Rundell Newcastle September 29th 1804 Ludgate Hill, London Gentlemen, I have this day drawn upon you payable to my Order at Twenty Days date this day for Four Hundred & nineteen Pounds, Six Shillings & 9d being the Amount for fine Silver sent you on Mr Beaumont’s Account, & which I doubt not you will duly honor & remain yours etc. J. E. B. P.S. The first piece of fine Silver I receive from the Works shall be sent you.

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to David Wood – 25 Oct 1804

Mr Wood Newcastle 25th Oct 1804 T. R. Beaumont Esq Bretton Hall near Wakefield, Yorkshire. Sir, By Mrs Beaumont’s Direction we have this day shipped on Board the Two Brothers, Jno Gardner Master for Hull 60 P[iece]s Ref[ine]d Lead q £90 – 1 – 14 as per Bill of Lading inclosed. They are directed to be left at the old Warehouse, Wakefield, but as they are not consigned to any Person at Hull, it will be necessary that you may employ some Person there to p

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 25 Oct 1804

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co. Newcastle 25th Oct. 1804 No 32 Ludgate Hill London Gentlemen, In Mr Blackett’s Absence I have this day forwarded you per the London Waggon a P[iec]e fine Silver containing one Thousand Two Hundred & Twenty eight Ounces, which you will please to place to acco[unt] with Tho[ma]s R[ichar]d Beamont Esq at the Market Price, advising Mr Blackett on your Receipt of the same. I am etc. T. C.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Glyn & Co – 10 Nov 1804

Messrs Glyn Mills & Co. Bankers, London Newcastle 10th Nov 1804 Gentlemen, Herewith I remit you Bills as below which please to place to the Credit of Colonel Beaumont’s Acco[unt] with you, & advise me on your Receipt. As I shall be enabled to remit you a considerable Amo[un]t shortly, Colonel & Mrs Beaumont request you will not discount any further Bills on their Account, and should any Sum be paid into your House on their Account per Messrs Rundell and Bridge that

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Rundell Bridge & Rundell – 12 Nov 1804

Messrs Rundell Bridge & Rundell Newcastle Nov 12th 1804 No 32 Ludgate Hill, London Gentlemen, Since I wrote to you the 25th Ulto. I have been favoured with your Letter of the 9th Inst. acknowledging the Receipt of a Cake of Silver the Piece I observe you have charged 5/101/2 per Oz which I have no Doubt will be perfectly satisfactory to Colonel & Mrs Beaumont & you may depend on the first Piece I have to dispose of, being sent you. The Amount you will pleas

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Glyn & Co – 17 Nov 1804

Sir R. C. Glyn Bt. Mills & Co Bankers, London Newcastle Nov. 17 1804 Gentlemen, Inclosed you will receive three Bills Value £9,013-13-11 as below which I desire you will place to the Credit of Colonel Beaumont Acco[unt] with you & advise me on your receipt of the same. I have yours of the 13th in which you advise of the receipt of the former Bills remitted to you, and £8,280-9-7 With respect I am etc Easterby & Co. accept @ 2 Mo[nths] dated 10 Nov 3,285 8 10

Letter – Diana Beaumont to William Blackett – 28 Nov 1804

Hexham Abbey Nov. 28th 1804 Dear Sir William, Colonel Beaumont and I are aware the active part our worthy friend Mr. Blackett takes in the management of our concerns which he attended with considerable fatigue to him, and we cannot leave this County without expressing to you how sensible we are of his intention to our interest, yet we are afraid the difficulties that have already arisen must require still greater exertion which it will be very fanciful to see to burthen hi

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Messrs Drummond – 29 Nov 1804

Messrs Drummond Bankers, London London November 29 1804 Gentlemen, Inclosed you have my D[ra]ft on Sir R. C. Glyn Bt. & Co. at Thirty Days dated this day for four Hundred and Sixty Two Pounds & Ten shillings to pay half a years Composition for the Lot Ore of Weardale Leadmines due to the Lord Bishop of Durham from Colonel Beaumont the 26 Inst. Please to acknowledge the receipt of this Sum for that purpose to Gent[lemen] Yours etc J. E. B. Bill No. 550 £462

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Goslings & Sharp – 29 Nov 1804

Messrs Gosling Bankers, London Newcastle November 29 1804 Gentlemen, Inclosed you have my D[ra]ft on Sir R. C. Glyn Bt. & C. at Twenty Days dated this day for Three Hundred and Seventy five Pounds to pay one Quarter of a years Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th Ulto. to the Rev[erend] H[enr]y Hardinge from Colonel Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the receipt of the Bill and advise Mr Hardinge of the same. I remain yours etc. J. E. B. Bill N

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Glyn & Co – 29 Nov 1804

Sir R. C. Glyn Bt. C. Mills & Co. Bankers, London Newcastle Nov 29 1804 Gentlemen, On the 24th Inst I drew upon you on Col. Beaumonts Account, in favour of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Bt & Co. at Twenty Days date for £1,400-0-0 I have two more Bills upon you in favour of Messrs Gosling & Messrs Drummond the former @ 20 Days amount £875-0-0 the latter at 30 Days am[oun]t £462-10-0. I also remit you on the same account three Bills am[oun]t £12,865-15-11 particulars as below, whic

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 30 Nov 1804

Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle Nov. 30th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, Inclosed you will receive a Copy of a Letter from the Rev[rend] H. Hardinge Rector of Stanhope respecting the Payment of Poor Rate for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines & likewise a Copy of his Agreement for the Tithe Ore of those Mines. On examination I find that no Poor Rate has ever been paid for those Mines nor for the Lot & Tithe Ore. You will of Course

Letter – Sir William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Dec 1804

My Dear Sir <While> all here very sorry to find you had been so very ill, hope you have consulted Mr Ingham & this change of weather for the better will I'm <..> no doubt be of service to you, <we were> very aprehensive that you got cold in going from hence so very early in the morning without breakfast, Mr Thomas whom I like very much brings me your letter he seems to be a very clever understanding man <..> much to the purpose. I could not prevail with h

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 5 Dec 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle Dec. 5th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, I have rec[eive]d your Favor of the 3rd Inst. & am under the Necessity of again making use of an Amanensis to acknowledge the Receipt, having been confined to my Bed for a couple of Days & still continue much indisposed. I observe you have fixed the 27th, 28th, & 29th. Inst. for Mr Cockshutt & Mr Bowns attending at the Leadmines for the Purpose of inspe

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Joseph Dickinson – 6 Dec 1804

Mr Jos Dickinson Newcastle Dec. 6 1804 Dufton near Appleby Westmoreland Sir, Mr Blackett has been informed per Mr Beaumont that Mr Cockshutt and Mr Bowns propose being in Northumberland about Christmas and have named the 27, 28 and 29 Inst. for the letting of the Bargains at their several Leadmines. As it may be necessary that you should attend the Mines for some days previous to that period, Mr Blackett desires me to give you the earliest intimation of this & his determi

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 14 Dec 1804

Mrs Beaumont Newcastle Dec 14th 1804 Dear Madam, After having some Conversation with your Lead Agents, I find that Monday the 31st Inst. will be the earliest Period that Mr Dickinson of Dufton can go upon the Inspection of you Leadmines previous to the Bargains letting he will be fully employed the first Week in January inspecting the Mines, we have accordingly named the 7th for the Bargains at Coalcleugh, the 8th for those of Allenheads & the 9th & 10th for those of We

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Glyn & Co – 15 Dec 1804

Sir R[ichar]d C. Glyn Bt. C. Mills & Co. Bankers, London Newcastle 15th December 1804 Gentlemen, Inclosed you will receive two Bills upon Mr Ellill amount four Thousand & Seventy two Pounds Eighteen Shillings & Eight Pence, which sum Sum I desire you will Place to the Credit of Colonel Beaumont’s Acco[unt] with you and acknowledge the Receipt to Yours etc. J. E. B. Bill No 562 £2,000- 0-0 563 £2,072-18-8 I have this day been favoured with yours of

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Charles Bowns – 15 Dec 1804

Cha[rles] Bowns Esq Newcastle December 15 1804 Darley Hall, Yorks[hire] I am desired per Mr Blackett to transmit to you the Inclosed Copy of a letter he has wrote to Mr Beaumont naming a time for the letting the Bargains at the Leadmines which he hopes may prove a convenient one for you & Mr Cockshutt to attend. I am etc. T. C. Wrote Mr Cockshutt the same purport as above, enclosing the Dimensions of Wire Sieves in use at the Leadmines.

Letter – William Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 15 Dec 1804

My Dear Sir Since I wrote to you I have this morn recd a letter from Mr Stead: the purchase of Ryal is now concluded; I am to give him £20,000 for it £10,000 of which to be paid next May & the other £10,000 the May following & pay any interest for the latter sum. I should be glad to know if Mr Bates tenant for the South Farm has had notice to quit at next May, if he has not had notice he will stay another year at the same rent at six months notice <. be> necessary.

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 18 Dec 1804

Mrs Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle Dec 18th 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam, I am favoured with your Letters of the 5th and 8th Inst. & am happy to hear you found your young Family in Health, & of Mr Wentworth’s Success in gaining his Remove into the fifth Form in a Manner so highly honourable to himself as well as creditable to his Tutor Mr Bird. In two or three Days I shall be able to inform you the Days in the next Month that wil

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Arthur Mowbray – 20 Dec 1804

Mr Mowbray Sir, Above you have Sir W. Loraine Bt & Co. Cheque upon the Durham Bank amount Seventy five Pounds 1s/2d to pay half a years Moor Masters Rent due from Col. Beaumont to the Lord Bishop of Durham the 2nd Aug last with 1s/2d for Acquittance & Duty. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that purpose to Sir etc. T. C. Newcastle 20 December 1804 Messrs Wetherall & Co. Newcastle Dec. 20 1804 Gentlemen, Mr Crawhall has paid us seventy five Po

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Joseph Dickinson – 20 Dec 1804

Mr Jos[ep]h Dickinson Newcastle 20th December 1804 Dufton near Appleby Sir, Since I wrote you the 6th Inst. Mr Blackett has had some Conversation with the Lead Agents and finds that the Time beforementioned will not be a convenient one for the Purpose of going upon the Inspection of the & letting the Bargains; he has accordingly acquainted Mrs Beaumont Messrs Bowns & Cockshutt with the same & has named the 7th of January for the Bargains at Coalcleugh, the 8th for

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Glyn & Co – 22 Dec 1804

Sir D. C. Glyn Bt Mills & Co Newcastle December 22 1804 Bankers – London Gent[leme]n Inclosed you have Locke Blackett & Cos Draft on John Locke Esq & Co at one Month, amount One Thousand Eight Hundred & Thirty five Pounds 12s/5d which be pleased to place to the Credit of Coln. Beaumont’s Acc[oun]t & advise me on your Receipt. Bill No. 565 £1835-12-5 I have also drawn upon you in Favor of Sir Will[ia]m Loraine & Co at Twenty Days for Two Thousa
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