N[ew]Castle 3d March 1814
Sent Mr Dodd under Cover to Mr Stagg, Stanhope Hall the Governor & Cos Acc[oun]t of their proportion of Rents etc for Weardale £942 – 15 – 6
Messrs Brownes & Brind N[ew]Castle 4 Mar 1814
By the Waggon I have forwarded to you Carr[ia]ge paid a p[iece] fine Silver contain[in]g 1370 Oz for Account of T.R.B[eaumont] Esq. – I have been paid lately by Messrs Rundell & Co 7/5 p[er]Oz without any deduction for waste, for what Silver I have supplied them I am etc MM
N[ew]Castle 7 March 1814
Messrs Glyn Mills & Co Bankers London
Advising of this day drawing 3 Bills at 10, 20 & 30 days for £8,000 ea[ch], p[ay]ble to Reed Batson & Co
March 31st 1814
The Mines at Coalcleugh in general are much better than they were the last Bargains, and have produced a considerable greater quantity of Ore the last quarter than I expected from their appearance at Christmas and from the present state in all probability will continue raising an equal quantity of Ore in the ensuing quarter. We have got one communication from the top Level into the eastend workings completed which affords us great relief in a part of
Newhouse April 6/1814
Breckonsike continues poor, have let 8 Ore Bargains at 42s per Bing & the Low Level is driving at 170s per fa[thom] & 30s per Bing.
Greenfield. We have not got the rise up to the great Limestone, so that only One Ore Bargain is let at 42 per Bing.
Burtree Pasture Vein is likely to raise ore very well, have let 17 Ore Bargains from 28s to 42s per Bing.
Kilhope is likely to raise rather more Ore than it has done lately, we have cut a vein
Ladyday Bargains Allenheads
Allenheads Mines have raised considerably more Ore than I expected the last quarter, from the appearance they had when the Xmass Bargains were let, altho we have had no particular rich Mine, the workings in general have been tolerably productive & from their present appearance I flatter myself the Ore to be raised in the ensuing quarter will be equal to what has been raised last quarter.
Diana Vein in the West forehead
N[ew]Castle 13 April 1814
Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers - London
Remitting them £375 - - for ¼ a Y[ea]rs Compo[sition] for Tithe Ore due Revd Hy Hardinge the 11 inst
N[ew]Castle 15 April 1814
Messrs Rundell & Co Ludgate Hill – London
Advising them of sending pWaggon a piece of Silver containing 1286Oz.
N[ew]Castle 16 April 1814
Mrs Beaumont Portman Sq. London
Transmitting Cash Account for last month
N[ew]Castle June 7 1814
Messrs Rundle Bridge & Co London
Adv[ising] a p[iece] Silver 1588 Oz sent pWaggon 3d Inst TC
N[ew]Castle 28 June 1814
Messrs Browne’s & Brind London
Adv[isin]g a piece Silver 1126Oz – sent pWaggon 25th inst MM
N[ew]Castle 30 June 1814
Thos Bowes Esq Darlington
Conformable to your request by Letter of the 28 inst I herewith enclose two Bills value £1020-4-9 in payment of Col Beaumonts Property Tax for Weardale Mines to the 5 Ap[ri]l 1814 Be pleased to transmit to me in course of Post a stampt rec[eip]t for the same & am etc MM
The Mines at Coalcleugh etc are poorer at this time than they were last Bargains, & many of the best workings last quarter require an advance of the price per Bing the ensuing quarter. We are pushing the Dead Work as rapidly as possible to get proper communications into the Eastend Workings but have not yet effected any more than what was done last quarter end. The number of Men employed raising Ore in the East end flatts & Sun Vein are 6 Men at 20s per B[in]
Breckonsike is very poor, have only let 5 Ore Bargains at 42s per B[in]g & the Low Level is driving at £8 per fa[thom] & 30s per Bing 26 Men employed. Greenfield is likely to raise <part> Ore this quarter at the best price per Bing, have let Bargains to 20 Men at 42s per Bing. Burtree Pasture continues very strong & likely to raise Ore much as usual, have let 18 Ore Bargains at from 28s to 42s per B[in]g, 92 Men employed. Sedlin keeps much the same as last qua
Newcastle 8 July 1814
Col Beaumont MP Portman Square London
In this, and two other Covers, I beg to enclose the Cash Acc[oun]t for the last three months, which owing to my long absence in London, have unavoidably been delayed till now. The Acc[oun]t of Sales of Lead for the same period will be transmitted in three Covers tomorrow. – I have nothing to add on the subject of the Lead Trade, more, than that a Reduction in the price has taken place.
I remain etc MM
Midsummer Bargains 1814 Allenheads Mines
The Mines at this place have not been so productive after the last quarter as I expected they would have been, from the appearance they had when I let the Ladyday Bargains. The principal failure has been the leading Forehead in Wentworth Vein, for five fathoms driving the Vein produced no Ore of any consequence but I am glad to inform you the Vein is now much richer of Ore & likely to produce a considerable quantity the ensuing quarter fro
Newcastle 11 July 1814
Messrs Goslings & Sharpe Bankers London
Enclosing Bill for £375 on Acc[oun]t of Revd Henry Hardinge for ¼ of a years Comp[ositio]n for Tithe Ore due this day
The Garrigill mines are excessively poor, and the small parcels of ore raised in them require high prices. Joseph Wanless & Co are driving the horse level at Tynebottom.
Newcastle 22 July 1814
Messrs Rundell Bridge & Co London
Adv[isin]g a piece Silver 1631Oz sent pWaggon 19 Inst MM
N[ew]Castle July 22/1814
Mrs Beaumont Ryde Isle of Wight
I have the honor to ack[knowledge] the rec[eip]t of your letter of the 17 Inst. & have intimated to Mr Thos Ridley & to Mr Harrison (the friend of Doctor Trotter) the success of the applications made on their behalf; I have also explained to Mr Harrison the mistake relating to Mr John Davison & have shewn to Mr Blackett the letter to satisfy him that this person has not been forgot. – Mr Archibald Reed i
July 22/1814 Remitted Messrs Glyn & Co 12 Bills Amount £44211-6-8
Newcastle 1 August 1814
Mrs Beaumont addressed to the Colonel Ryde – Isle of Wight
Transmitt[in]g Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for last month
N[ew]Castle 12 August 1814
Messrs Rundell & Co London
Avis[in]g a p[ie]ce of Silver of 1288Oz sent pWaggon 9th inst.
Newcastle Aug 22d 1814
Transmitted to Mrs Beaumont at Bretton
the Midsummers Reports of State of the Mines P[p] MM
N[ew]Castle 1st Septem[be]r 1814
Messrs Browne & Brind
London – Advising a p[ie]ce of Silver 1612Oz pWaggon 31st Ult