Aug 10th 1803
My Dear Sir
I observe by the morning post of this day, that the Duke of Northumberland has gone down to Alnwick, I will be much obliged to You to inform me whether it is imagined he will call a County meeting for the purpose of addressing his Majesty, if he should whether it will be necessary for me to attend, as I expect daily to be called upon to Town having offered my Services, & w[hi]ch I understand are excepted by H.R. Highness the Commander in Chief, Mr Beaumon
Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 10th. Augt. 1803.
Mr. Cockshutt & his Niece Miss Bland came to this place the 4th. Inst. they dined with me the day following & went to Wylam on Saturday; Thos. Crawhall went with Mr. Cockshutt to the several Mines & Mills on the 8th. where Mr. Mulcaster was to meet them, as was Mr. Thomas at Hexham, and I expect them back on Sunday. – We had a Report that the Workmen had all stopt work in Consequence of the
Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 10th. August 1803.
Colonel Beaumont Worthing Sussex.
Since my Letter to Colonel Beaumont, I have the Favor of your Letter of the 7th. Inst. & I am glad to hear that you, the Colonel and your young Folks are in good Health. –
I refer you to my Letter to Coln. Beaumont; from some Circumstances in the Petition of the Miners, as well as from their peaceable & proper Behaviour, & the Information that I had obt
Colonel Beaumont Newcastle 13th. August 1803
I wrote to you & to Mrs. Beaumont on the 10th. Inst. & I have this day been favoured with your Letter of the 16th. Inst. from Worthing.- I observe that you are in daily Expectation of being called upon, in Consequence of the Offer which you had made to Government, which had been accepted of, which with the Shortness of the Time, would not admit of your being at the Country Meeting at Aln
J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne Worthing Sussex Augt. 14th 1803
Colonel Beaumont & I approve of what you recommend respect[in]g the Subsistence Money etc for the Miners, & are obliged to you for what you have done, we are glad to find the Workmen behaved in so orderly a manner, they must know the inconvenience they have suffer’d was owing to Suretees & Burdon’s Bank, & not to ourselves, it is strange those Gentlemen don’t come forward with any prop
Worthing Sussex Augt 18th 1803
Colonel Beaumont will be obliged to you if you could inform us what time will be most <convenient> for you & Mr C Blackett to receive a <Buck> which we wish to send, there is a very fine one now ready, w[hic]h we will order to be killed when we receive your answer, you will give time sufficient to allow of our orders going to Bretton, we hope you have recd some Moor game w[hic]h we desired might be sent – you will see by the
Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 21st. Augt. 1803.
Colonel Beaumont Worthing, Sussex.
I am favored with your Letters of the 14th. & 18th. Inst. & observe the Contents. I am pleased to find that you & Coln. Beaumont approve of what I recommended respecting the Subsistence Money; the Calls on the Workmen at this Time on Accot. of the Militia, the Army of Reserve &c. made it necessary. – Thos. Crawhall Jr. went this Mo
Mrs. Beaumont under Cover to Newcastle 22d. Augt. 1803.
Colonel Beaumont Worthing, Sussex.
I wrote you a long Letter by the last Post to which I refer you.
I have seen Mr. Thomas this Morning, he will be at Hexham tomorrow & will call on Captn. Carr and in your Name acquaint him that the Colours presented by you to the Hexham Volunteers, which are at present deposited at the Abbey, shall be deliv.d to them when desired.
Worthing Augt 23rd 1803
Col. Beaumont left me Yesterday to attend the Duke of York’s Levée, & receive a final answer to his offers, he then goes to Bretton to see what is to be done in Yorkshire, & will then proceed to Newcastle, he appears very uneasy at the Duke of York’s keep[in]g him in this uncertain state when he ought to be employ’d, - Mr Burdon has wrote to say he hopes we will <receive &> accept Security for the greatest part of our demand
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