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Mrs. Beaumont Newcastle 24 Decr. 1801 Bretton Wakefd. Yorks: Dear Madam I wrote to you the 21. Inst: to which I beg leave to refer you. You will receive enclosed Copy of Mr. Emm’s letter from which you will see that the Bishop is averse to the exchanging of a life; I wish that it had been otherwise as I look on Mr. Robson’s to be a very bad one; he is 24 Stone, lives full, drinks a great deal of Yorkshire Ale, is very lethargick, & has twice lately drop’d off his Chair; As soon as I receive the Name & residence of the New Life & a fresh Certificate of Willm. Sykes being living & in health, this business will be concluded, & the sooner it is the better, least Robson should die. A copy of the Agents reports of the State of the Mines, as well as that of Harehope Gill, will be sent you by the Coach, [in margin: – Sent p[er] Coach Decr. 26 1801. T.C.] Mr. Heron has not yet procured the Award, or a Copy of it, but I understand that it does not give Col. Beaumont & you a power to enjoy the benifit of the level & Engine of the lessees in the Freehold of Lord Burford. I am with best respects &c. J:E:B: Notwithstanding your Arrangement of the Candle business for the Mines (of which I informed Mr. Allgood) he insists of sending his Candles to the Weardale Mines, instead of Allenheads as you directed.