Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 20 Apr 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 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 20th April 1804

Colonel Beaumont Portman Square London


D[ea]r Madam

      I wrote you very fully by the last post; I have seen Mr Thomas this morning & just in Time to prevent him sending Mr Bosville’s half years Rents to Mr Hall to whom Mr Thomas has wrote, it amounts £1,438 & is placed in the Bank of Loraine & Co. for the present, by Tomorrows Post I shall be enabled to inform you what Mr Thomas expects to receive on or before the 13th May: I have made Application to Mr Parker ( a partner in the House of Walker & Co.) for a Bill or Bills to the Amount of upwards of £17,870 ‘‘ to become due the End of July (the Remainder I have likewise engaged) Mr Parker has acquainted his Partners with the same, & that I must have a Bill from them at 4 Months for about £500--; the rest of the Persons owing for Lead sold, shall be applied to, & Endeavours used to procure Bills, which I have no Doubt of obtaining agreeable to the wish of Sir R[ichar]d Glyn & Co.

      I do not see the least Necessity for Mr Bowns going up to Town to you at this Time as Mr Cockshutt is with you. The Bank of Sir W[ilia]m Loraine & Co. have promised to acquaint me on Monday on what Terms they will supply Notes for the Pay the End of May, & to what Amount it will be in their Power to supply them, that Application may be made elsewhere.

      No Demand for Lead & I find that Mr Hopper who promised me to keep up the Price, has sold 100 Tons below £30 the Fo[dder] to Walkers & Co. Mr Jobling & others have done like; new Lead will soon be coming down whose Holders must sell. I am of Mr Cockshutt’s Opinion, not to meddle with Stocks if possible.	

      I am etc. J.E.B.   

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