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Leeds 1st November 1792 Dear Sir Your Letter to Capn: Anninson I deliver’d into the Hands of Mrs. Forster of the Angel Inn, & she promis’d to give it to him herself, so that I make no doubt of his getting it, as much as if I had presented it myself which time would not permit me to do , being then in great haste to get home. Since my return to this place, a Gentn: who is an Inhabitant, & who has some small concern in a Lead Mine in Craven, has been speaking to me relative to some of the Wastes, at your Lead Mines in the North; & has signified it, as his opinion, that by proper attention & pains taking, some advantage is to be made of the Hillocks at those Mines which have been abandoned for more than half a Century, and not likely to do good to any person, but to such as would make it his Business to be upon the Spot & see it managed. If therefore you would think proper to make me a grant of any of those Wastes I would make an agreement with that Person to take upon himself the Superintendence of the Works & engage to give you such a proportion of the Lead which might be got out of them as might be thought reasonable. All Expense & risk we will take upon ourselves; so that if anything is to be made of them, your proportion whatever you may fix it at, will be so much clear gains; & all the favour I have to ask is the preference in case you determine to let them to any body. I will trouble you to give my respectful Comps. to your Lady & believe me sincerely Dr. Sir Geo: Beaumont
This letter is referred to in T.R. Beaumont’s letter of 4th November 1792 to Mark Skelton in which TRB indicates the nature of his response.