Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 4 Aug 1821

Document Type: Letter
Date: 4 Aug 1821
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 4 August 1821

Mrs Beaumont Bretton Hall

In this and another Cover I beg to transmit the quarterly Reports of the Mines, and when I can obtain additional Franks the Cash Accounts and Lead Sales for the two last months will also be transmitted. I regret to state that the Lead Trade has become extremely dull, and the few Sales of Lead which have been effected, are in consequence, at lower prices. To this situation of depression I have in part deemed it expedient to Conform and to accept of Messrs Walkers & Co for 15000 pieces of Lead 22pfo[the]r for Refined and which I trust will prevent the price from going lower, - a circumstance I have entertained serious apprehension of, if Stocks by not settling, were allowed to accumulate. -  I have obtained Mrs Blackett’s Bond for £3000, to which Sum the debt, by a supply of Coals to Limehouse will forthwith be reduced. – The Acc[oun]ts of this Office for last Year are ready for auditing. – I hope on arriving at Bretton Hall you found Col Beaumont well & that your own health is re-established by the use of the Cheltenham Waters. 

      I am etc MM

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