Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 8 Dec 1801

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Dec 1801
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF.HUG 149
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Colonel Beaumont					Newcastle 8th. Decr. 1801

Bretton, Wakefield Yorkshire	

Dr. Sir

      Since my Letter of the 7th. inst. I am informed that the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital have subscribed 40 p[er] Cent on their former Subscription to the new Branch from Corbridge to Heddon, the Duke of Northumberland Mr. Walton, Mr. C. Blackett &c. 30 p[er] Cent, so I am in hopes that this Road may be soon compleated.-

      When Mr. Cockshutt was at Allenheads he observed that the mathematical Instruments there were very indifferent & could not with Accuracy be depended upon, he recommended that a new Set should be purchased & made me an Offer of procuring a complete Set from the first hand; they arrived the other day& as far as I can judge they will fully answer the Purpose proposed: in my Letter to Mr. Cockshutt I omitted acquainting him with the Receipt of the Box & Case of Instruments, & returning him my Thanks for the Trouble that he had, which I must request that you will do when you see him, at the same time I shall be glad to know the Cost of them, that I may remit a Bill for the Amount.-

      I have seen Mr. Wilson of Morpeth who assures me that Mr. Grey subscribes annually ten Guineas to Morpeth Races.  I am &c.- J.E.B.

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