Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 1 Nov 1795

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Nov 1795
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Coll Beaumont                                                                                   NewCastle   1st Novr 1795

No 4 Portman Square  London

Dear Sir	I went to Hexham on Wednesday & returned with Mr Williamson the next day, I have the pleasure to tell you that the dinner at the Abbey gave great satisfaction to the Freeholders present about 80.  Reed provided a plentifull dinner which was well drest & served,  The Wine etc was good, the Company had a good dose of it, & parted in good humour between 8 & 9 o’clock;  Mr L Spark, Mr Tweddel of Threapwood  several respectable Freeholders dined with us;  Mr Hunter was prevented by Company at his House, Mr Wastell, Major Surtees & many others by the Fair at this place, on the whole, the day past over very well.

	The very wet season is a great impediment to our get[in]g the Lead down to market which we have already sold, some small quantities in other hands have lately been sold at £18 per Fo[the]r & should the prospect of a peace brighten, I have no doubt of its advancing to £20.  I shall in a few days pay to Messrs Surtees, Burdon & Co on your account, Bills & Cash to the amount of £8000 & in the course of this month & the next about £28000 in Bills due in Jany.                                                                I am with respect  Dear Sir yours etc


In your next letter please to acquaint me on what <foot[in]g> The Revd Mr Carr of Allenheads is to be from the first of Oct: last.  Mrs Beaumont told me but I really forgot?

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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