Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Apr 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Apr 1803
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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								Bretton April 6th 1803

Dear Sir

      I was this morng favor’d with your Letter of the 3rd, by some mistake the Wakefield Postmaster had alter’d the direction & sent it to London, & it was returned from there, he thought we had no right to be absent from London I suppose, we arrived here on Monday, & shall remain till the 20th, it is a short stay for so long a journey, but we are very busy with the Alterations going forward, & I have an Architect from London, - Colonel Beaumont & I do with pleasure agree to Mr C. Blackett’s proposal, & are happy that it is in our power to accommodate him, it can be no inconvenience at this time to us, to let the Sum you mention remain in his Hands for a few Months at 5 pr Ct, wch is the same interest we should have from our Bankers if it was in theirs, we will thank you to give our best Compts to Mr C Blackett,

      I have by this Post wrote to Mr Hall to request he will send the plans you Name of Mr Bosville’s Estate to Mr Thomas, Mr Bosville does not like to Write Letters , & requested I would write to Mr Bell to inform him that he had appointed Mr Thomas to be his Land Agent, which I did, & that I would also inform Mr Thomas of his Appointment, which I did by the same Post, I shall be sorry if there is any mistake, & if it would not be giving you too much trouble, I should be infinitely obliged to yourself if you would have the goodness to inform Mr Thomas that Mr Bosville has given him the Appointment of his Land Agent in Northumberland, & has requested Mr J Bell to give up to him all Papers etc relating to his Estate, - I will desire Mr Bowns to inform Mr Thomas of Mr Halls address <for> when he wishes to correspond with him on Mr Bosville’s Business, - I have a Letter from Mr John Bell, he says “Mr Heron Died on the 13th April 1801 at Night, & Mr Walter Heron has been paid the Bailiffs Salary & enjoyed the other Emoluments of the office ever since that time, I cannot tell you the date of his Appointment, havg  never seen it here, but I presume it would be dated so as to cover all the profits of the office from the Death of his Father”

      We have rec’d Mr Herons Appointment from you & observe it is dated 15th May 1801, wch is a Month after his Fathers Death –

      Col Beaumont unites with me in best Compts 

      I am Dear Sir Yours very sincerely

      Diana Beaumont

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