Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 2 Mar 1814

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Mar 1814
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 2d March 1814

Mrs Beaumont

In this & ano[ther] Cover I beg to transmit Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for last Month & to inform you that the Mine Pays commence at Allenheads on Wednesday the 9th Inst. & the Ore Carriage Pay on Monday the 4th of April; the whole tog[ethe]r with the Monthly Subsistence amounts to about £74,000 - - to meet these payments I shall draw upon Messrs Glyn & Co three Bills at 10, 20, & 30 days from the 7th Inst. for 8,000£ each; upon Mr Hopkins for £26,000 and the remaining £24,000

I have collected and shall collect in Bills here. – The Ore raised this last year in Weardale is 15,331 7/8 Bings – Coalcleugh 5,678 5/8 Bings, and at Allenheads 4,899 3/8 Bings, exceeding the quantity raised in the previous year 2,100 Bings. – Messrs Walkers Maltby & Co have recently purchased all the Greenwich Hospital Lead to the extent of seven thousand pieces at £29 p[er]F[odde]r  for  Common & they have also purchased largely of other holders on similar terms. I sincerely hope that the demand from the Continent & the expected reconciliation with America may assist them in advancing the price of Lead which as they are now in possession of a very large stock, it becomes their interest to enhance the value of as much as possible. 	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