Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 2 Apr 1802

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Apr 1802
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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J.E. Blackett Esq, Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne		London, April 2d 1802

Dear Sir

I enclose you a description of the Weighing Machine, & the Drawing of it wch I have this Day rec’d from Mr. Cockshutt, he promised it to Mr Mulcaster some time since and is sorry he has not been able to send it sooner- I think he will be in Town soon, I am favor’d with yours of the 28th, I was too Ill to attend to any Business at the time the case was sent down to Mr Williamson, that I was ignorant of it I am now [short word missing] as I must expect to be for a little time, I like your Niece better every time I see her, she has done me the favor to accept my Opera Box for to-morrow Night, I wished to have prevail’d on her to go with me to the Opera on Tuesday last but she was prevented by Indisposition, & also from Dining with me on Monday, I tell Mrs Blackett I cannot pity her, tho’ I have a fellow-feeling for her, I have this Moment rec’d a Letter from Sir Edward wrote in his usual Spirits – Col. Beaumont has this Morning seen Lord Cornwallis, he arrived Yesterday, & is looking extremely well – Mr Paris & Mr Warre Dined with us lately, they have great concerns in Russia, they said they had last week given 29 £ a Fod. for Lead to send to Russia, & expected it wd soon be above 30 £, I suppose they purchase of the London House, I imagine you are all pleased at the repeal of the Income Tax wch will take place on Monday next – I hope you don’t hear of any opposition for the County being expected, we imagine & hope all will be quiet, Col. B. Unites with me in best Comp[limen]ts to yourself & Mrs Collingwood I am Dear Sir

Yours very sincerely D. Beaumont

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