Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 28 Jun 1810

Document Type: Letter
Date: 28 Jun 1810
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 28 June 1810

Mrs Beaumont addressed to Col B[eaumon]t  Thorpe near Marton

I am honored with your Letter of the 24 inst and Mr T Crawhall will repair to Bretton whenever Mr Wood intimates to him, that he requires his assistance to arrange the mineral specimens lately purchased of Mr Sheffield. – The money advanced to Mr Baker will not I apprehend be soon repaid and it is to be regretted that he has failed in the performance of his engagement, as at this time money is wanted for the Subsistence of the Mines and nothing doing in Lead Sales to supply the means; - the situation of the Lead Trade indeed, is productive of increased anxiety, as the Trustees to Messrs Prestons have not yet accomplished the Sale of their Premises etc and the reason alledged is, that the Party’s wishing to possess them are deterred purchasing by the apprehension of the great weight and <overweaning> influence of Messrs Walkers Maltby & Co, rendering advantages to be derived from this line of business, very precarious; the export of Lead this year however has been considerable & as new

Sources of demand may open by the revolution in So[uth] America hopes may be entertained that Sales will be effected at no considerable reduction in price. – Presenting my respectful Compliments to Col Beaumont I am etc


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