Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 12 Nov 1811

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Nov 1811
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 12 Novem[be]r 1811

Mrs Beaumont

addressed Col B[eaumon]t Bretton

I duly rec[eive]d your Letter of the 9 inst containing Mr Burdons Letter to Mr Bowns on the subject of the Stock intended to be purchased in 1803. – However active Mr Burdon appears by these Letters to be to induce you to postpone the purchase, nothing contained therein renders his private Estate liable to make good the loss sustained by you in complying with his solicitation. – Mr Williamson is in London, but I have consulted Mr P Fenwick who is clearly of Opinion that unless you possess an engagement bearing Mr Burdon’s own signature, making himself responsible for the purchase of the Stock in question, you must fail in establishing your claim. – Such an engagement, I fear, you do not possess and therefore you will only receive from the Effects of the Bank which on the approaching dividend will it is supposed, produce 5s/ in the Pound. – On Saturday I sold 5000 pieces of Common Lead to Mr Henry Hewitson @ £23 p[er]fo[dde]r. – a Sale I was the more anxious to make on Account of the necessity of providing for the Mines monthly Subsist[en]ce and to avoid encroaching upon your limited Funds in London. – I am etc


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