Letter – Martin Morrison to Mills & Trower – 2 Sep 1811

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Sep 1811
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Mills & Trower
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 2nd Septem[be]r 1811

Messrs Mills & Trower Sol[icito]rs Ely Place London

I have to acknowledge the rec[eip]t of your Letter of the 29th ult; having at your request named the terms for the omission of Bundy’s Patent in the Deed of Sale for Messrs Preston’s premises & Machinery I concluded that if these terms were not conceeded to by the Trustees, they in their turn would have named a sum so that some progress might be made towards bringing the business, so desirable, to a conclusion. – If I had required to be allowed what the Machinery of this Patent has Cost, it might have been considered excessive, but in demanding what I have, it appears to me as the guardian of Col Beaumonts Interest, to be in the Spirit of extreme moderation. – I agree with you that the Machinery in its present State is ineffectual, but I am decidedly of opinion that Col Beaumont, failing the ability of the Trustees to grant an indemnity, is entitled to an equivalent for the injury he may sustain, by this Patent becoming efficient in other hands. – The Reasoning You assume on this subject, permit me to remark, is not to the Point, as no doubt was entertained by either Party of any difficulty occurring, to a legal Title being made. Anxious that this unpleasant occurrence should be disposed of, and a further dividend to the Creditors be made, I am prepared to be in London at a few days notice & in the interim, you will oblige me, by ascertaining when Mr <Estement> can finish the deeds (in the event of an Agreement with the Trustees) so that a final settlement for the Purchase may take place. 	I am etc


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NB. It being found that a Legal Title could be given to this Patent, it & the Premises at Limehouse Tooley Street & Montague Close have been conveyed to Col Beaumont - 16 Oct 1811

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