Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 10 Nov 1820

Document Type: Letter
Date: 10 Nov 1820
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 10 Novemr 1820

Mrs Beaumont Bretton.  

Mr Fenwick called yesterday afternoon for the first time since Saturday, and came unauthorised by Mr Phillpotts to Conclude any Agreement. – He was sent, no doubt, to sift and draw me into a new project on which to negotiate, by intimating that Mr Phillpotts might be induced to accept 4000 G[uinea]s for the Tyth[e] of Your Ore, provided the produce of the Lead Company’s was given up to him; - to this – I gave a decided negative , as prejudicial to your Interest and dishonorable towards the Company. – I must do Mr Fenwick justice and believe him anxious to effectuate an Agreement: with this intention he sees Mr Pillpotts this day and is to be with me again to morrow; when I hope, but am not sanguine, that as satisfactory a conclusion will be made, as circumstances admit, to this most anxious and difficult negotiation and which if left to Mr Fenwick, as proposed by Mr Phillpotts he would do, I am persuaded, ere now,  would have been terminated, upon the terms offered, which he acknowledges to be fair and liberal! – In this and another  I transmit Cash Acc[oun]t and Lead Sales for last month. The quarterly Reports of Allenheads & Coalcleugh Lead Mines will be forwarded by a subsequent post. Three Boxes of Spar from Allenheads [struck out: and Coalcleugh Lead Mines] for Bretton were sent by the Thomas James Thompson mas[te]r and have arrived at Hull

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