Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 12 Dec 1800

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Dec 1800
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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John E Blackett Esq. Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne	12th Dec 1800

I found all the Children perfectly well, and Wentworth has had no return of Illness, I send Mr Deakin for him to Day and he will be with me on the 20th – I shall be glad to know how the new Gunpowder is liked when they have tried it, 500£ of saving in one Article is a consideration if it answers, tho’ I feel sorry that Contract should be taken from Mr C Blackett, if you could give him any other I shall be obliged to you. – I observe all Letters that are put in at Gateshead for Col. Beaumont At [missing word] I receive free, if they are addressed for him & put in at Newcastle they are then by his order forwarded to Ireland, but I receive 5 or 6 daily from London <and> other places directed for him here, wh[ich] if they were sent to Ireland w[oul]d be troublesome & very expensive, they are often for the Servants, & constantly petitions of one kind or other arrive by the Post, out of 30 Letters not one have I open’d that was necessary to send after him, & they all came free here of course, - I am going to Dine at Cannon Hall & take a Bed, & the next Day to Wentworth Castle, - I beg my best compli[men]ts to yourself & Mrs Collingwood, I shall be glad to hear Mrs <Milbank> is perfectly recovered, I feel much interested for her –

I write in the utmost haste, wh[ich] you will excuse – 

I am Dear Sir

Your faithful Hble Servt

D Beaumont

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