Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 3 Jul 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jul 1803
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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								Cheltenham July 3rd 1803

Dear Sir

I am afraid you will think I am not so regular a correspondent in the country as I am in London, but I really suffer so much from the heat of the Weather, that I have hardly the power left of holding my Pen, I hope in the North you don’t find the heat so excessive, - the Post has this Moment brought Col. Beaumont a Letter that alarms us greatly, the Copy of which I enclose, Mr Burdon knew we were at Cheltenham, & it is strange he should direct his Letter to Bretton, wch he did, & it was forwarded to us here, this looks as if he only did it to delay time to suit his own convenience, & prevent our taking any Steps, Col. Beaumont & I must beg the favour of you to act according to your own judgment, & as you think the urgency of the case requires, we rely on you most implicitly, & shall approve of every[thing] you do, & entreat you will act as you would for yourself, we are very angry indeed at Burdon, to-morrow you shall have a copy of our answer to him, & trust we shall hear from you to-morrow, we were disappointed at not hear’g from you to Day, as it convinces us they have not informed you of this sad Business, we beg you will stop the Payments of Bill or take any violent measures you judge right, we are under great & serious alarm, Col. B- is writing immediately to Mr Bowns to desire he will set out immediately for Newcastle if he thinks he can be of any service, but I don’t apprehend he will think it necessary, we have requested him to give us an order to draw on his Banker for the present - Sr Th. Milbank puts this Letter into the Post at Birmingham as I think you will get it sooner by the means, he is on his way to Seaham –

I am Dear Dir Yours very sincerely

D Beaumont

Direct to Cheltenham we continue here till the 12th I write in gt. haste

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