Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 18 Sep 1807

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Sep 1807
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: TWA DF HUG 149
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Mrs Beaumont						Newcastle 18 September 1807

Addressed to Col Beaumont  Tynemouth


I beg to inform you that I have sold to Mr Parker 20,000 Pieces of Lead at £26 per fo[dder] for refined, & [£]25 Common, to which I was induced, by Mr Parker’s declaration that he would not engage to wait an answer from his House in London, and an anxious desire to arrest a further decline in the price of Lead;  assessed that it had been bought as low, and uncertain that it might not become still lower.    I am etc 	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