I am wishing to hope that I ought not to ascribe your not having answered my last letter respecting Mr Scott to any unkind feeling towards me My motive was to ascertain whether that suffering individual had a claim which if established would somewhat alleviate his suffering & in applying to you I give you credit for that good feeling which would secure to him your sympathy in aid of my wish that he should have justice – your general character justifies the continuance of my
Thos Hedley Newcastle Jany 10th 1833
At present we are out of stock of Lead & decline selling in the expectation of a considerable advance in the Market
Your Obdt Servt BJ
Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle on Tyne Jany 10th 1833
The above 300 p[iece]s are shipped on board the Hudgill Capt Curry who sails on Saty next we shall continue to Ship you the qty at the commencement of each month until June, in conformity to your contract with Mr Hodgson
Yr mo Obdt Servt Benj Johnson
I went with Beaumont to Hexham where a public dinner was given to him by a large body of electors. Mr. Blackett was in the chair and the day went off very well. Blackett made an excellent chairman and spoke very well and like a gentleman. Beaumont made the most regular and statesmanlike speech I ever heard him deliver. I had not prepared myself so much as I ought to have done but being a good deal excited by the general enthusiasm which prevailed, I spoke with considerable force and effe
Messrs Finlay Hodgson London Newcastle on Tyne Jany 13th 1833
I have advised Messrs Newton Lyon & Co of our having weighed off 1000 p[iece]s of Lead & that want this order to whom it is to be delivered, I have also stated to them that our credit takes place from the date of sale, or contract, and not from the date of invoice. This point has long been known to them, however ignorant they may wish to make themselves of it. Now in respect to the date from which
T Key Newcastle Jany 13 1833
I am in receipt of your lre of the 8th inst with abstract of accts. The £ 4000 paid to the Bp of Durhm & the £300 paid to Batson & Co on the 29th Sept was carried to the Exhors a/c at your request as you will find on referring to your lre of that date. The 300 frs Slag were shipped on board the Beaufoot on the 27th Decr the ship however from some cause has not sailed until today – we have had a brisk demand of late for Lithar
Messrs Newton Lyon & Co Liverpool Royal Arcade Newcastle on Tyne Jany 15th 1833
In the absence of Mr Johnson I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of yesterdays date covering two Bills value together Eight Hundred & Sixteen Pounds thirteen Shillings & Sixpence which sum is passed to the credit of you’re a/c with Thos W Beaumont Esqr I am Gentm Yr mo Obt Servt
Wm Parker Esqr Newcastle Jany 16th1833
Mr Beaumonts agent at Blaydon writes me today, that on making up a/cs for the past year he finds a mistake of 2 – 0 – 2 /- in your parcel of Litharge (50 Casks) deld June last, that he has deducted 13 – 0 – 4 for Fare & ought to have deducted only 10 – 3 – 5 this makes a diff of £1 – 6 – 11 with which I debit your acct trusting you will approve of the same.
I am Sir Yr mo Obt Servt
Messrs Grace & Freeman Chelsea Newcastle on Tyne Jany 20th 1833
I duly received your lre of the 15th inst & have now the pleasure to inform you that the 300 p[iece]s Lead of which I advised you were of the best description of Refd Lead, which as no other house I believe can furnish, unless purchased of us, at Mr Keys request we shall ship you 300 p[iece]s more of the same description of Refd Lead in the course of this week of which you shall be duly advised , t
I dined, as Recorder, at a sumptuous dinner given by the Master and Brethren of the Trinity House (The Trustees for a charitable Institution!). Mr. Bell, M.P., the Mayor, and all the Tory crew formed the dignitaries at this feast much in principle resembling a parish dinner - given out of the poor rates. I was nearly alone of the liberal party and the most studied attention and respect was paid me. Mr. Bell affected to speak in the most friendly and familiar manner (after having during the
I duly recd. your former letter respecting certain enquiries to be made of Mr Isaac Hunter relating Mr Scotts claim on the Trustee under the will of Mr Hunters late Father & I have to apologise to you for not attending to it before I did, but we had for so long been kept busy by the preparations for the late contested election that it & some other things got out of mind that ought to have been attended to. I had however before the date of your letter of the 9th inst: sent your fo
Messrs Finlay Hodgson Newcastle Jany 31st 1833
on my return from the west this morng I found your letter of the 26th inst, and statement of Messrs Wm Thompson & Co which is correct, & credit them with £1226 –14s-3d paid Glyn & Co.
Messrs Locke Blackett & Co applied to purchase this morng but declined at £ !3 & £13-10. I have not heard of any sales having been effected in this quarter since I last wrote.
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Feby 2nd 1833
I duly receive your lre of the 31st inst & note your having paid to Glyn & Co for Mr Bts a/c with Batson Berry & Co £274 -5s 2d received from MessrsGrace & Freeman for which sum we give them credit, 300 f[othe]rs refined Lead shipped aboard the Esther for Messrs Grace & Freeman will leave this port on Monday next & I expect to ship 20 Casks of Litharge in ten days. Mr Keys a/c C
Mr Jn Allport London WB Lead Office Newcastle Feby 5th 1833
I will thank you to ship six Hogsheads of the best bone ashes, of the same fineness as the last parcel you sent, provided you can ship them by one of our traders in a week from this date, & advise by return of post to that effect.
Your Obt Servt BJ
Messrs Grace & Freeman Newcastle on Tyne Feby 5th 1833
The above are shipped on board the Esther Capt Garbutt who sails tomorrow, and are part of the 3000 p[iece]s you purchased of Mr Key. We shall ship 300 p[iece]s more next week and 20 Casks of Litharge. I am Dr Sirs YrMo Obdt Servt
(with Invoice of 300 frs)
Messrs Finlay Hodgson & Co London Newcastle Feby 5th 1833
I have duly recd your lre of the 1st inst advising of your having recd Two Thousand Pounds from Mr Thos Key on Mr Beaumonts a/c, and paid the same to his credit with Batson Berry & Co at Glyns & Co. The Hudgill Co have sold 3000 p[iece]s at £ 13. I have not heard of any other sales.
I am Dr Sirs Yr mo Obdt Servt
Thos Key Esq London Newcastle on Tyne Feby 5th 1833
My dear Sir
Mr Brakenridge informs me he has not received the Lead pipes wanted at Bretton Hall of which I advised you under date of Decr 29th. Will you be so good as to write to him & explain why they have not been sent.
Mr Hodgson in his last lre states that you are prevented closing your lead a/c of last year, wanting the river charges here.
The Keel dues are 21s/ pr Keel of 300 p[ieces]scharged to us
Cleveland Ho 6th Feby 1833
In reply to you inquiry just received for my price of Refined Lead, I am willing to dispose of two Marks ad of Refd Lead at the same price I last sold, viz £13 pr Stockton fodder payment by Bill at 3 Mos. Waiting your reply
I remain Sirs
Yr Obt Servt
To Messrs Lock Blackett & Co Cleveland
Messrs Campbell & Co WB Lead office Feby 7th 1833
Present price of WB Lead
Refined £13 – 10s
Common & Slag £13 per Fodder
In the proportion of 1/3 refined 2/3 comm including the Slag.
Litharge £14 – 10s pr Ton
Delivered at the works at Blaydon at six months credit from date of sale.
The above are the prices of the day
I am Sirs Yr mo obt Servt Benj Johnson
My dear Wentworth
I was just on the move from Bedale, when I received your letter, the advice which it contained I really thank you very much for. – You stated that you would have 30, or 40,000£ ready in May if I wished to accept it. I must thank you for your kind offer and will accept 30,000£ and will leave the 20,000£ in your hands for the current year, after which time I should wish to be able to call upon you for any portion of it (as might be convenient to me), on six months no
This day I forward you per Jackson & Co a piece of fine Silver containing 1434 Ozs with the value of which at your best price will thank you to credit the Acco of TWBeaumont Esq & advise as usual.
Your acknowledgement of Rect of a piece of silver sent you on the 29 Ulto is wanting.
I am Sir
Messrs Storr & Mortimer GB
Thursday 14th February 1833
Saw the old & new tenants of Haydon Town Farm to settle the amount of Way-going crop etc., the former having wholly disregarded his covenants, and ploughed more land than he ought to have had in tillage, besides going out of his proper course of husbandry – but I told both what I required and would insist upon, and gave them to Monday next to settle the matter, and if not then done, I would rigidly enforce the covenants.
Reported fully to the Board
Friday 15th February 1833
Had a long interview with Mr Fenwick, and conferred with him as to the several tenants in Arrears, agreeing with him as to the measures to be pursued to preserve the interests of the Hospital, without creating alarm. – Saw Mr Bell the late Bailiff of the Hartburngrange District, and gave him positive directions for the immediate settlement of the dispute between Wardle and Lenox, adding that if it was not arranged by this day month, I would certainly pay Wardle t
Feby 16th 1833
Messrs Finlay & Hodgson
I duly received your letters of the 10th& 11th Inst. I now have your own bankers A/c up to the close of the year. I have requested them to send you a Monthly A/c in future. [?]rw are already in possession of my cash A/cs up to the end of Jany. I also send a prospective acct of Receipts & Payments up to the end of Octr next & a prospective Lead A/c to the end of May by which time the 10,000 Bings smelted by the Hudgill Co wi
Saturday 16th February 1833
I omitted to mention yesterday having ordered £1000 to be paid to the credit of the Commissioners at the Bank of England, on the 23rd instant.
Mr Sample brought me the measurement of the fences in the Coastley and Dilston Districts for the Hexham Roads, by which it would appear that the cost to the Hospital has been about 20s/ a rood, more than double the cost to any other proprietor, altho’ Mr Ruddock told me that some of them were better than ours: I ha