Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 10 Jul 1812

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Jul 1812
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont					N[ew]C[astle] July 10 1812


I am honored with your l[ett]re of the 6th Inst & in this & another Cover you will receive Cash Acc[ount] & Lead Sales for last Month. I have yet the unpleasant task of stating that the price of Lead is low and the demand dull; but would gladly hope that the relaxation of the Orders in Council regarding America, & the state of the <Bathill> will be productive of an increased Commerce & a consequent enhancement in the price of Lead. – Mess. Thos Lee & Brothers are with other American Merchants, making large consignments of Goods to that Country, of which they have informed me, &  recommending Manufactured Lead, pointed out by Mr R L Lee of New York as suitable to that Markett, to be immediately forwarded  -- possessing no directions from Col Beaumont to send Lead to Mr Lee & unacquainted with your determination on this subject I shall defer taking any steps therein until I am favoured with your commands, addressed to me in London, where I propose going on Sunday by the Mail. – I have been at the Mines, they are generally poor, the Bargains at Allenheads & Coalcleugh are concluded, those in Weardale are now going on and the highest price given for raising Ore this quarter Is 42/- pBing a Sum more than equal to the depressed state of the Lead Markett but which is barely sufficient to support the Workmen, taking into consideration the enormous price of Corn. – a subscription in Weardale & Allendale having commenced to supply Bread Corn at reduced prices to necessitous families, I judged it, after consulting with the Agents, expedient for Col Beaumont to subscribe £50 to each, and in addition to the popularity of the Act, I am persuaded it has been productive of beneficial effects in letting the Bargains. – I shall attend to your directions on the subject of Mr Parson’s letter. – Mr Ferguson of Dalton House near Hexham is a native of Scotland, an Advocate, is recently married & has taken a Lease for six years of his present residence. I rejoice to hear so good an Account of the young Gent[leme]n particularly of Master Richard, whose situation on the Coast of Spain renders him an object of uncommon interest & with my respectful Compl[iments] to Col B[eaumont]

			I am		MM

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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