Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 2 Oct 1809

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Oct 1809
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont 				Newcastle 2nd October 1809

Addressed to Col Beaumont Bretton

      Mr Nichol having declined to give in writing the promised proposition respecting his late transactions in this office on Mr Elliott’s account I urged him on Saturday to come to an immediate determination otherwise the Law would be resorted to and must take its course.  --  Yesterday I received a note from Mr Nichol requesting to be informed where he could find Col Beaumont for the purpose as he previously intimated of stating his situation, expecting  that the Colonel would not demand of him more, than what might be obtained should even a Bankruptcy take place which  he said would not exceed £2000 and this he admitted he had better pay than contest at Law the question of his & Partners liability, I think it therefore proper to give you the earliest intimation in my power of Mr Nichol’s intention and that he may be at Bretton tomorrow or Wednesday and I beg to suggest under the peculiar headship of his Case whether if he will engage to pay £4000 you will acquit the Firm of further responsibility, it being understood that you are to receive the dividend on Mr Elliott’s effects.  You will however, Madam, hear his own statement and it is but right in me to say that he is a young man of exceeding good Character and that his veracity in the ordinary transactions of business is unimpeachable,  

      I am etc	MM

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