Letter – Ransom Morland & Hammersley to Mark Skelton – 8 Oct 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Oct 1793
Correspondent: Ransom Morland & Hammersley
Recipient: Mark Skelton
Archive Source: AE Beaumont letters
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London 8th. Octo 1793


      We are this day favoured with your letter of the 5th. Inst. And in reply We can only express our earnest desire on every occasion to meet Mr Beaumont’s wishes; and we hope that in the present instance nothing will deprive us of that Satisfaction: We could not however in such times of difficulty in all money matters (more particularly that of calling in old Loans) speak positively to a period so distant, but in the mean time we shall have the pleasure to decide with more Certainty as to the arrangements we can make & write you fully on the Subject, unless we have the pleasure of seeing you in Town.

      In this interval we should be obliged if you could estimate the amount of the remittances to be made in time for the first payments & from thence the further supply that is likely to be wanted & for what period.

      We last week advised Mr Beaumont of a payment by Mr Bryan of £1500 to his Credit.

      We are very truly & sincerely Sir Your most Hble. Sts.

      Ransom Morland & Hammersley

Robt. Skelton Esqr.  Birthwait
Although addressed to Robert Skelton it is assumed this is a mistake on the part of the correspondents as it was Mark Skelton who was Beaumont’s agent at Birthwait in 1793

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