Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 29 Dec 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Dec 1793
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Thos Richd Beaumont Esqr                                                               Newcastle 29th Decr 1793

               Bretton near Wakefield Yorkshire

Dr Sir	In Ans[we]r to your last Letter I send you annex’d a Calculation of the Amount of the late Sales of Lead as near as I can form a Judgement.  I wish it was in my power to make a larger Sale; but at present we have not any demand.

	Mr Heron received Mr Skeltons letter and I had some difficulty in prevailing on him to draw up a state of the Case respecting the Halls & Co he had a delicacy abo[u]t it thinking that Mr Skelton would do it, but I endeavoured to satisfy him that it was expected from him, he has promised me to do it & to have it revised by Mr Williamson before it be laid before one of the most eminent Counsel.  I had the favor of Mrs Beaumont’s Lre [Letter] and am happy to find that she approves of my Answer to Mr James Lees Application.  I am still confin’d but my Leg is now almost well and I expect to get abroad tomorrow.                 I am etc    J.E.B

Ballances due at this Time from sundry Tradesmen 11200

Amount of the last Sale of Lead Supposed         40000


Deduct for two Subscr[iption]s before the pays    5000

Sundry payments on the Office Account             2000



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