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Mrs Beaumont under cover to Newcastle 6th May 1804 Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London Dear Madam You find that there is no End to my troublesome Letters; I wrote to you yesterday & likewise to Sir R[ichar]d Glyn & Co inclosing Bills amounting to £7,491-16-2. I am informed that Colonel Beaumont will very soon be called on to make good the Purchase of the Steel Hall Estate amounting to upwards of £9000. The Holders of Securities on that Estate had (in Consequence of a Letter from Mr Bowns) received Notice of their Claims being discharged; Mr Thomas was with me yesterday, to know in what Way it was proposed to be done, or whether at this time it may be thought advisable to apply to some of the Claimants to allow their Money to rest on the Estate for a time; or to accept Colonel Beamont’s Bond for the same; after consulting with Mr Bowns on this Matter you will be pleased to favour me with your Answer. As soon as I can calculate tolerable Exactness the amount for which I may have Occasion to draw on Sir R[ichar]d Glyn & Co payable to Sir W[ilia]m Loraine Baker & Co & others on Account of the Lead Pay, they as well as you shall be advised of the same. Yesterday Mr Heron sent me a Copy of an amended Bill in Chancery; The B[isho]p of Durham against you & Colonel Beaumont; on Tuesday or Wednesday I shall with Mr Losh & Mr Heron, go through it, from what I have seen of it, the B[isho]p is very sever against me as well as yourselves. I shall tomorrow send a piece of fine Silver to Messrs Lucas & Co at Sheffield the Weight 1432 Oz for which I expect 6s/21/2 per Oz. In case C. Blackett will give £30 per Fo[dde]r for 3,000 P[iece]s of Lead, one third only to be refined & two-thirds Common, shall his offer be accepted. I am etc. J.E.B.