Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 16 Apr 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 16 Apr 1804
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mrs Beaumont under Cover to 				Newcastle April 16th 1804

Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London


Dear Madam

      I wrote you the 14th & 15th Inst, & this day I received your Letter of  14th Inst enclosing a Copy of Mr Davidson’s very strange Letter to you; after the Treatment that you & Colonel Beaumont had met with {from} him, it certainly did not merit an answer, & I think that you judged perfectly right in taking the money out of Davison’s Bank & placing it in that of Sir R[ichar]d Glyn & Co; I again repeat that it shall be my Endeavour as soon as possible to get Bills on London (altho’ they may be at a long Date) for the Lead sold at present, as well as for what I may hereafter sell in the Course of this & the next Month; I am quite of your Opinion respecting the Conduct of Davison& Co towards you, which both Mr Pearson & myself expressed our Doubts of his Sincerity; this Breach of Engagement & the very unpleasant Consequence attending it, with the very unhandsome Treatment of the Commissioners for Darlington Ward has given me very great uneasiness, & almost got the better of me; I am not equal to the going over to Darlington on Friday on the Business, & from the very unhandsome and unwarrantable Expressions made use of by the Reverend Mr Davison, I should probably have been too warm & Mr Williamson was against my going, but I think on this Occasion that it will be proper that Mr Heron should go, that there may be some Explanation as to the Treatment that we have met with.

	I shall show  Mr Burdon the Letters you mention; Sir R[ichar]d Glyn coming forward in the Manner that he has is very handsome & kind in him indeed & I think that it will be well if his Bank would & how far it may be in their Power to assist us; it is to be considered how it may be necessary & advisable on this Occasion to postpone making the Pay for a Month or even two Months; the former Pays ( till this year) have been from 30th September to 30th September following; on an Application of the Workmen early last year, we agreed to make this Pay to the 30th December last which was thought reasonable, on which Account the Workmen will not have Reason to Complain at this time & it would be a great Convenience to the two Banks, & it may be considered whether a part may not be in Notes of the Bank of England.

      I am etc.  J.E.B 

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