Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Diana Beaumont – 7 Apr 1804

Document Type: Letter
Date: 7 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 7th April 1804

Colonel Beaumont Portman Square, London

Dear Madam,

      I wrote to you fully on the 4thInst. & am this day favoured with your Letter of the 5th Inst. enclosing a Letter from Messrs Davison & Co by which I think that there has been some misunderstanding amongst them respecting the Sum to be advanced by them to enable you to make the several Lead Pays, which I am in hopes that the enclosed Papers may clear up, & by your Letter of the 31st Oct[obe]r last, you stated that Mr Davison had made you an offer of advancing £40,000 should there be Occasion; I shall endeavour to get Bills on London (altho’ they may be at a long Date) for the several Sums agreeable to the Letter of Messrs Davison & Co; As to their Proposal of advancing a Part of the Sum in their own Notes, altho’ they may be very negotiable in Town, they will not be so in this part of the Country where the Lead Pay will be made, Bank of England Notes for about one half the amount will answer the Purpose, the remainder should be in Newcastle Bank Notes & Cash.

	I have by this Post remitted two Bills for £1,000; one at 30 D[ay]s the other at 40 D[ay]s to the Bank of Davison and Co on your Account. I this day sold to Walkers & Co 110 Casks of Litharge at £32 the Ton, but have not made any Sale of Lead: had I reduced the Price I could have sold; Walkers & Co purchased 100 Tons of Hopper & Co a few Days since at £29-10 Per Fo[dder]. I believe Com[mo]n Lead. It is high Time that some Determination should be come to by Messrs Davison & Co respecting the Lead Pay, after the Offer made by Mr D.{avison} it has been delayed too long.

	I am still plagued about this Property Tax & shall be under a necessity of sending T. Crawhall to Darlington on Wednesday to appeal from the Rate laid on by the Commissioners.

							I am etc. J.E.B.      

Messrs Davidson, Noel, Templar & Co			Newcastle 7th April 1804

No. 34 Pall Mall, London


						Inclosed you will receive two Bills on London, as below amount One Thousand Pounds which Sum you are desired to place to the Credit of Col Beaumont’s Acco[un]t with you, & advise me on your Receipt of the same. I am etc J.E.B.

No.444 Batson & Co’s Bill on Down Thornton at 40 D[ay]s   £500

No.445 Loraine & Co’s do on Vere Lucadou & Co @ 30 D[ay]s £500

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