Letter – Martin Morrison to Thomas Emerson – 19 Jun 1813

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Jun 1813
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Thomas Emerson
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      N[ew]Castle 19 June 1813

Messrs Thos Emerson, Geo Crawhall & Wm Crawhall	


Col & Mrs Beaumont having determined that Mr Dickinson of Dufton’s appointment shall be discontinued I am to desire that you will proceed to inspect your respective Mines and afterwards let the Bargains for the ensuing quarter. – In the confidence thus reposed in you, the exercise of your best judgement & application in working the Mines is expected; to avoid in every instance partiality by observing an equal consideration towards all the Workmen and to discontinue the improper practice, which has been exercised at Coalcleugh contrary to the positive injunctions laid down for your Regulation, of employing Hirelings when it can possibly be avoided. – To those regulations I request you direct adherence, which in no instance will a departure from, be tolerated. With respect to the price to be given for raising Ore you will determine upon, after knowing the state of the Mines; but from the present depressed state of the Lead Markett and the little prospect of disposing of Lead to advantage I am of opinion that the highest price ought not to exceed that of last Quarter. If Mr Dickinson should attend the Bargains you will present this letter to him as your Authority.	I am Sirs	Yr etc	MM

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