Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 14 Aug 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Aug 1803
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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J.E. Blackett Esq. Newcastle upon Tyne			Worthing Sussex  Augt. 14th 1803

Dear Sir

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 propositions, I observe by the Newcastle Papers Mr Burdon has taken care to have his Relations on the Committee, Mr C. Brandling, Wm.Ord etc, will the Public be satisfied much longer if something is not Brought forward? would you advise our writing to Mr Burdon to enquire when we may expect to hear from them, the Public shew infinite patience, & perhaps if they don’t press the matter the Bankers will try their patience still further, we are anxious to hear how Easterby & Hall’s affairs turn out, surely they cannot be selling their Lead to carry on their <Workers>, - Col. Beaumont rec’d by express on Thursday Night a Letter from the High Sheriff & the address from the County of Northumberland, he instantly set out for London to present it, & return’d from thence last Night, I return the Letter you enclosed from Mr C. Blackett’s Friend, whatever you find expedient to do in this regard to the Sales of Lead, we shall be convinced this for the best – I write in the utmost haste, & this hot weather destroys me-

I am Dear Sir Yours very sincerely

D. Beaumont 

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467