Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 21 Dec 1795

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1795
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Thos Rd Beaumont Esqr   M.P.                                                     NewC   21st Decr 1795

    Portman Square  London

Dear Sir	I wrote to you the 18th Inst since which I have been favoured with your Lre [Letter] of the same date enclosing Mr Richardson’s letter; he & Mr Carr of Allenheads are to be down with me next week when I will endeavour to settle the matter in dispute between them; previous to that I should be glad to know what Sum you had come to a resolution to allow Mr Carr in lieu of the 5s formerly paid by each Workman which Ceased on the 30th Sept last;  in the summer Mrs Beaumont mentioned the matter to me; but I do not recall whether it was £60 or £70 per Ann[um] & £20 for teach[in]g the School:  Mr Carr being at the charge of a proper Assistant if necessary;  be pleased to inform me as to this matter.

	The high price of Corn is a very alarming circumstance, and not only requires the most serious consideration, but Unanimity in carrying into execution such Resolution & Associations that may be entered into for the lessen[in]g the consumption of Wheat etc & by those means reduc[in]g the price of it; but I much doubt whether any thing short of an Obligatory Act on the Baker will have the desired effect

	I have by this post another letter from Mr Skelton respecting Mr Stackpole’s Affair on which I shall consult Mr Williamson tomorrow.

	I am with best Comp[liment]s to Mrs Beaumont & yourself

                                                                                                    Yours etc   J.E.B

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