Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Dec 1813

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Dec 1813
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 27 Decem[be]r 1813


      I am this moment honoured with your letter of yesterday enclosing one from the Revd M Charlton of Tynemouth & to which I beg the favour of your replying; it will be much better done by a Letter from yourself, than by any thing I can say. – I beg to enclose for your signature a list of Boys  to be admitted this Xmas into St Andrews Charity School, they are the most eligible & include all the farmers sons who are candidates.  

      Lead I hope will not only maintain its present <but> by a large demand, reach a higher price; A very large demand however will be necessary to take off the quantity purchased by the Trade, and in the hands of the speculators, the latter of whom in this Port alone, do not hold less than 50,000 pieces, anxious to sell at any price & cannot. Aware of the desire of the various holders and of the very large quantity that was ready to be offered for Sale, even on terms inferior to what I obtained: I cannot but consider the transaction with Messrs Walkers, Maltby & Co as pregnant with beneficial results 

      I have the Honour to remain etc	MM

I return you M Charltons letter presuming that you  may wish to have it, to answer

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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