Letter – Diana Beaumont to William Blackett – 28 Nov 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Nov 1804
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: William Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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Hexham Abbey  Nov. 28th  1804

Dear Sir William,

      Colonel Beaumont and I are aware the active part our worthy friend Mr. Blackett takes in the management of our concerns  which  he attended with considerable fatigue to him,  and we  cannot  leave this County without expressing to you how sensible we are of his intention to our interest, yet we are afraid the difficulties that have already arisen must require still greater exertion which it will be very fanciful to see to burthen him with our intentions are when he finds the Business too harrowing for his health to instead as a favour conferred on ourselves that the salary he now receives may be settled on him for Life

      I am Dear Sir Your sincere  H[um]ble Serv[an]t

      Diana Beaumont

Most probably Sir William Blackett of Matfen, 5th baronet, nephew of John Erasmus Blackett

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