Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 22 Apr 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Apr 1793
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Thos R Beaumont Esqr                                                                 Newcastle 22nd April 1793

Reddishes Hotel    St James’s  London

Dr Sir	I wrote to you the 20th inst to which I refer you, I this day Rec[eiv]ed your favor of the 20th & I observe what you are pleased to say respecting the Lead Pay & that you think it absolutely necessary that it should be made at the time appointed in wch I perfectly agree with you; Your Agents will be at this place on Sunday 28th Inst receive the Money on the 29th go to Dukesfield the 30th & make the Pay that day following 1st May, they will go to Allenheads that evening & make that pay & Coalcleugh the 2nd May & the Weardale Pay on Friday the 3rd the usual time of making the Lead Pays have been the last week in April _ There has not been any Run this day on the several Banks & Mr Burdon told me that he now had not the least doubt of their being able to supply you with £20000 in their Notes which will pass currently & about £10,000 in Cash which with the sum that you may bring down in Cash & Bank of England Notes will make the Pay Amounting to about £43300 _ I think there is no doubt that Mr Halls Bills for £10000 being duly Accepted etc by Messrs Lancaster & Co & that they will give you the necessary satisfaction respecting the payment for the 9500 p[iece]s Lead the last purchase by Mr Hall for Lancaster & Co

	I wrote to Messrs Ransom & Co on that business yesterday which I desired they would immediately communicate to you _ Mr Hall has left two Sons who are in business & may probably carry on that branch of the Lead Commissions from Lancaster & Co in wch case it may be advisable to have a Guarantee from Lancaster & Co for the Purchase of Lead that they may make

	It is not in my power at present to give you so full information as I could wish as to the inclosed paper from Sir John Trevelyan, The Sum of Money which he alludes to was the Surpluss upon the Sale of a part of the Estate which was vested in Chancery & could not be disposed of untill the death of the late Sir Walter Blackett the Interest of wch till that time Sir John Trevelyan is entitled to & from that period the Principal & Interest was the property of the late Sir Thos Blackett & now of course devolves to you; it is a matter of Law in wch I cannot give you that full information that you desire; the late Mr Wilson & Mr Heron were frequently consulted by Sir Thos Blackett as to that Matter & then was some delay in the Law Proceedings wch I am not acquainted with & wch I hope that Mr Heron will give you the necessary information when you see Him

	Monday Evening Past 9 OClock, I have this moment seen Mr Burdon who promises to supply you with £30000 in Cash & Notes each one half you bringing down the Remainder viz Thirteen Thousand Pounds in Gold & £300 in Silver Mr Burdon will write to Ransom & Co by this Post he desires his best Comp[limen]ts to you.  It will be necessary that the bottom of your Carriage should be well secured we shall get 1or 2 £100 in Silver at this place       

      I am etc  J.E.B

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