Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 30 Nov 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Nov 1804
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mrs Beaumont under cover to 				Newcastle Nov. 30th 1804

Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London


Dear Madam,

      Inclosed you will receive a Copy of a Letter from the Rev[rend] H. Hardinge Rector of Stanhope respecting the Payment of Poor Rate for the Tithe Ore of Weardale Leadmines & likewise a Copy of his Agreement for the Tithe Ore of those Mines. On examination I find that no Poor Rate has ever been paid for those Mines nor for the Lot & Tithe Ore. You will of Course lay this before Mr Bowns for his Opinion & be pleased to favour me or Mr C. Blackett with an answer.

	I have acknowledged the Receipt of Mr Hardinge’s Letter & advised him of my having laid the Case before you,& that when I receive your Answer he shall be informed.

	I have drawn upon Sir R. C. Glyn Bt. & Co. on your Account for £837-10-0 for the Lot & Tithe Ore, & by the last Post remitted them Bills amo[un]t £12,865-15-11 Particulars as below.

	From the Conversation that I had with you respecting Mr C. Blacketts Application to me for 4,000 P[iece]s of Lead for his Friends in Town I observed that you inclined that they were to have the Quantity at £30 & £31 the Fo[dder]. The advanced Price not having taken Place at that Time the 31st Oct. or 1st Nov. I have accordingly given him an Order for the Quantity, at the same Time I declare that I did not make him such offer, from the Circumstances that I mentioned to you, being unwilling at that Time to dispose of the Quantity; there will still remain about 1,000 P[iece]s with that on the Road which I hope may be bro[ught] down next Month in Case of a Frost, with that of Refined to be made at Blaydon & Allen Mills, will leave near 5,000 P[iece]s & a sufficient Quantity of Refineable Lead to serve till the end of March.

	I am etc J. E. B.

Walkers Parker & Co on Walkers & Co @ 5 Mo dated 29 Aug     2,000  0  0

 Ditto                 ditto          6 Mo dated 29 Sept    2,094 11  6

J. Forster. J. H. d Mill on Forster & Co. 2 Mo dated 27 Nov 8,771  4  5 

                                                          £12,865 15 11

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The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467