Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Nov 1809

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Nov 1809
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont				Newcastle 27th November 1809

Addressed to Col Beaumont Bretton

      In obedience to your Letter of the 22nd instant, I have seen Mr Pearson respecting the Loan of £9400 with which Mr Baker is to be assisted and have fixed to pay the money so soon as the Security is prepared and approved of by Mr Williamson, and this I shall accomplish distinct from any sums resting in Messrs Glyn & Co’s hand.  It is understood that this Loan is temporary and to be repaid on the 12th of May next, but that the Security is to be as full and ample as if intended to be permanent. Knowing that it would be inconvenient to the Bank to render assistance equal to the sum lent to Mr Baker I did not exact any promise from Mr Pearson to that effect, or indeed mention it to him, convinced that it could not be complied with and desirous not to load the obligation with ineffectual stipulations.

      I beg to return Mr Baker’s Letter and the copy of your answer to It; and in another cover you will be pleased to receive John Mulcaster’s Report of the Mills and I must beg the favor of your drawing the attention of Mr Cockshutt to the dimensions of the Cylinder Bellows intended for Allen Mill and that he will transmit the same to me or Mr Mulcaster, that no time may be lost in extending Power so indispensibly necessary for Smelting the Ore, to which the Mills in their present state are inadequate; Mr Cockshutt will also have the goodness to give, for Michael Elliott’s guidance particulars of the Wheel for the new Crushing Mill at Middlehope Shield.

	The Lead Company not having noticed my application to their Agent, for fixing Boundarys in Middlehope; I went to Weardale last week and Mr Emerson having secured the attendance of two respectable and experienced Mine Agents, who examining the Place of the workings of your mines, and also the direction of the new vein now working by the Lead Company, gave it as their opinion that it must be one of the veins formerly wrought by the Old Man belonging to Col and Mrs Beaumont. I have therefore given Mr Dodd notice to desist working the same beyond the period of the present Bargains. 	

	The late Sales of Lead go slowly away for want of Shipping, but when completed I shall be enabled to transmit Messrs Glyn & Co Bills to the extent of near £70,000.  I beg my

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