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Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 8 Jul 1803

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 8th. July 1803 Cheltenham Gloucestershire. [In margin: copy sent to Mr. Bowns] Dear Sir I wrote to Mrs. Beaumont the 6th. inst. I yesterday wrote a Card to Messrs Surtees’s requesting to have a Conference with them: Mr. <F.> S. was engaged, I saw Mr. A. Surtees, he told me that they has been under a Necessity of stopping Payment by a Number of unfortunate Circumstances, that they could not at present come forward with any Proposition, but tha

Letter – Messrs Surtees, Burdon & Brandling – 9 Jul 1803

9th. July 1803 Mess. S, B & B by the advice of their friends are to decline the business of Bankers in N. Castle. They will devote their time to making such arrangements as will enable them to discharge all demands upon their House with as little delay as possible; They have also the satisfaction to state with confidence to the Public, the ultimate stability of their funds and that as soon as the necessary measures shall be arranged, they are assured of the concurrence and assista

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 9 Jul 1803

Charles Bowns Esq Newcastle 9th. July 1803 Bank top, Barnsley Yorkshire.- Dear Sir I wrote to you by the last Post & enclosed Copies of my two Letters to Coln. & Mrs. Beaumont. I likewise gave Directions that the Newcastle Paper should be sent you: - I have this Day the Favor of your Letter of the 7th. Inst. & observe the Contents. – I send you herewith a Copy of Mr. Burdons last Letter to Coln. Beaumont & likewise the Bank Accot. got from them this day

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 10 Jul 1803

J.E. Blackett Esq, Newcastle upon Tyne July 10th 1803 My dear Sir [in Col Beaumont’s hand:] Enclosed I send you the copy of a letter from Mr Burdon which came Yesterday, [in Diana’s hand from now on:] I am just come from Church, & Col. B- desires I will go on with his Letter, as he wishes to write to Mr Burdon, Mr Morland & Mr Bown, by this Post, he has copied Mr Morlands Letter on the back of Mr Burdons Copy, we think it was strange Mr Burdon should ask Morlands House to

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 10 Jul 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 10th. July 1803. Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London. Dear Madam I wrote to you the 8th. inst. to Cheltenham & yesterday to Mr. Bowns with some Inclosures, Copies of which (except the Bank Accot.) I send you herewith. – I have been favoured with your Letter of the 6th. with a Copy of Mr. Morland’s Letter, & Coln. Beaumonts of the 5th. with a Copy of Mr. Burdons Letter of the which I must say that on the whole I think

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett – 11 Jul 1803

Copy of a Letter to the Lead Agents Newcastle 11th. July 1803.- Sir In Consequence of the present unsettled State of Affairs, Coln. & Mrs. Beaumont have given Directions that all the Dead Workings & new Tryals at their Leadmines under your Inspection be immediately suspended, & that you (at the ensuing Bargains) only let those Workings which are most productive, & such as cannot be discontinued without great Injury to the Workings in General. – You will at the s

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 13 Jul 1803

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 13th. July 1803 Portman Square London Sir I wrote to Mrs. Beaumont very fully on the 10th. Inst., I wish that it was now in my Power to give you a more favourable Account of the Situation of your Affairs at this Place; Mr. Burdon is come down, but I have not yet seen him, nor would it have been of any Consequence if I had, circumstanced as their Bank is at the present Time; I am informed that he has brought down with him a Mr. Black, a very emin

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 15 Jul 1803

Colonel Beaumont Newcastle July 15th. 1803.- Portman Square London. Dear Sir I wrote to you very fully the 13th. Inst. to which I refer you. Mr. Burdon called on me Yesterday Morning for half an hour, he complained much of his Partners in the Bank having brought him into this very unfortunate Situation; he gave me the strongest Assurance that as far as he could then judge that the Effects of the Bank would be fully sufficient to discharge all their Engagements, but that it w

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 17 Jul 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 17th. July 1803 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I am happy in hearing from Mr. Bowns of the 14th. Inst. of your Arrival in Town in good Health, that Coln. Beaumont had received Benefit from the Cheltenham Water, & that you found your young Family very well. I observe that the Colonel & Mr. Bowns have been with a Banker & that an Arrangement will be made for the Purpose of carrying on the Lead Works; I

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Read, Lucas & Read – 20 Jul 1803

Messrs. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 20th. July 1803. Sheffield Gentn. I have received your Letter of the 18th. enclosing 8 Bills amount £432 -12 -6 w.ch Sum I have placed to the Credit of your Accot. with T.R.Beaumont Esq. for fine Silver sent you. – I observe what you say respecting the considerable Drop in the Price of fine Silver, & though I have been selling it at 6s/2d p[er] Oz at this Place, I have made an Abatement in your Accot. of the odd 2d p[er] Oz but

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Gosling & Sharpe – 20 Jul 1803

Messrs. Goslings N.Castle 20th. July 1803.- Bankers London. Gentn. Inclosed you will receive a Bill drawn by Sir Wm Loraine Bt. Baker & Co. on Messrs. Veres Lucadon & Co. at forty days dated this day, for Three Hundred & seventy-five Pounds, to pay one Quarters Composition for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines due the 11th. Inst. to the Revd. Henry Hardinge from Col. Beaumont. Please to acknowledge the Receipt of the Bill & advise Mr. Hardinge of the s

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Wakefield – 20 Jul 1803

Mr. John Wakefield N.Castle 20th. July 1803.- Kendal, Cumbd. Sir I have received your Letter of the 16th. Inst. & enclosed have returned a Bill on London for £96 –- the Amount of your Note for Gunpowder sent for the Use of Mr. Beaumont’s Leadmines; I am sorry it should have remained so long unpaid, which was entirely occasioned by Neglect of the Agent at the Mine in not delivering an Account of the same to me at this Place, but hope a similar Neglect will not occur

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 21 Jul 1803

Charles Bowns Esq. N.Castle 21st. July 1803. Banktop, near Barnsley Yorkshire. Dear Sir I was yesterday favored with your Letter of the 18th. Inst. by which I hope that this may find you at home & well after your Journey.- I observe that Coln. Beaumont has opened an Account with Ransom, Moreland & Co. who have engaged to furnish all such Monies as may from time to time be wanted for the carrying on the Lead Works, as well as for his private Concerns, the for

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 23 Jul 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 23d. July 1803. – Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London. Dear Madam I am favoured with your Letter of the 20th. Inst. & observe the Contents.- Inclosed you have a Copy of my Letter to Mr. Bowns who I expect at this Place the 1st August. No Propositions have yet come from the Bank of Surtees’ Burdon & Brandling, nor from Easterby & Co. to their Creditors; I understand that the Arrangement

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Edward Blackett – 26 Jul 1803

Morpeth 26th July 1803 Dear Brother Your letter of the 4th inst pased mine of the 3d on the road (wch has frequently been the case with our letters; I should sooner have replied to it had not this distressing business of the Stop of the Bank of Surtees & Burdon with the consequencies attending it engaged my whole time for some days. I am not personally affected by it materially but the Beaumonts are to a considerable degree, having a the present time a sum locked up as I may say b

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to John Brumell – 26 Jul 1803

John Brumell Esq N.Castle 26th. July 1803. Newcastle. Sir I have been favoured with your Letter, enclosing a Letter from the Individuals composing the House of Easterby & Co., the Contents of wch. I observe & am ready to concur with Mr. Walton in sending a skilful Person on the Part of Coln. Beaumont to examine the present State of the Arkendale Mines, & to make their Report thereon. – I have given Directions accordingly, & Mr. Thos. Cra

Letter – The Proprietors of the Exchange Bank at Newcastle – 29 Jul 1803

29th July 1803. The Proprietors of the Exchange Bank at <N.C.> & of the Bank of Berwick having determined to decline entirely the business of Banking beg leave to assure the Public whose forbearance they have taken the liberty respectively [sic] to request, that they are about to lay their Accounts before Gentlm. of the first respectability, who, they are satisfied will soon be enabled to give a correct and satisfactory statement of their affairs to the Creditors at large. I

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 30 Jul 1803

Chas Bowns Esq Newcastle 30 July 1803- Banktop Barnsley Yorks: Dr Sir I this day attended a Meeting of the Creditors of Mess.< Anty> Easterby & Co. from 12 to 3 o’clock and inclose you a Copy of their statement of their affairs as well as of the resolutions come to at the meeting, the former of which I am induced to believe will be found to be very fallacious – The Committee have appointed to meet on Monday morning in order to investigate the Acco[un]ts. p

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 1 Aug 1803

Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 1st. Augt. 1803 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam I wrote to you the 23d. Ulto. to which I beg leave to refer you, as well as to what Mr. Bowns would inform you of. – On Saturday I attended a Meeting of the Cred[ito]rs. of Messrs. Easterby & Co. and inclosed I send you a Statement of their Affairs which they laid before us, & likewise a Copy of the Resolutions come to at the Meeting; the Statement appear

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Aug 1803

Aug. 1. 1803. Wrote Mess.es Ransom Morland & Co: inclosing Sir Wm. Loraine & Co’s Bill on Veres & Co. at One Mo. for £2000 on Mr Beaumont’s Acco.t. Bill No. 360

Letter – Thomas Crawhall to Read, Lucas & Read – 3 Aug 1803

Mess. Read Lucas & Reads N.Castle 3d Aug: 1803. Sheffield Gent. Mr. Blackett has this day been favored with yours of 1. Inst. covering 6 Bills amount Three Hundred and Twelve Pounds 5/7 which Sum is placed to the Credit of your Account for fine Silver sent you as usual I am &c. T..C..

Letter – Nicholas Walton to John Ibbetson – 6 Aug 1803

John Ibbetson Esqr Newcastle 6th August 1803 Sir On Monday the 25th Ulto, & on the three following Days the Boundaries of the Alston Moor Commons, intended to be divided, were perambulated, by the Commissioners appointed to divide the same, attended by many others, and we have the satisfaction to say, that we have every expectation, that the whole of these Boundaries, will be settled without litigation. The only matters in dispute, were with Mr Ricardson, William Ord Esqr, an

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Charles Bowns – 6 Aug 1803

Charles Bowns Esq Newcastle 6th. August 1803- Banktop, near Barnsley, Yorkshire Dear Sir Since I saw you I have fully considered the Arrangements you have made with Messrs. Ransom Morland & Co. for the carrying on the Lead Concerns of Coln. & Mrs. Beaumont: I am of Opinion that the Mode you pointed out cannot be carried into Execution; neither the Bank of Sir Wm. Loraine & Co. nor any other Bank at this Place will on that Footing undertake the Business, as to di

Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 7 Aug 1803

Worthing Sussex August 7th 1803 Dear Sir Colonel Beaumont & I arrived here on Wednesday last with our Six Children all in good health, we propose continuing here 5 weeks, Col. B. is in daily expectation of receiv’g orders from the Duke of York as he offer’d his Services in any manner they chose to employ him, immediately on the declaration of War; - I am favor’d with your Letter of the 1st August, with the account of Easterbys & Co, it does indeed appear a very fallacio

Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Arthur Mowbray – 8 Aug 1803

Arthur Mowbray Esq Durham. N.Castle 8th. August 1803. Sir Inclosed you will receive Sir Wm. Loraine Bt. Baker & Co.’s Check payable at Durham Bank for seventy-five Pounds 1s/2d to pay ½ a Year’s Moor Master’s Rent due from Thos. Rd. Beaumont Esq. to the Lord Bishop of Durham, with 1s/2d/ for Acquitance & Duty. – Please to acknowledge the Receipt of this Sum for that Purpose. I am &c. -J.E.B. Newcastle u
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