Letter – Ransom Morland & Hammersley to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 24 Oct 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Oct 1793
Correspondent: Ransom Morland & Hammersley
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: AE Beaumont letters
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      London 24th Octor 1793


      Mr. Skelton communicated to us your intention of withholding for a Season your Lead Sales, in order to relieve the market. And that in Consequence, it would be necessary you had the Certainty of about £60,000 to Complete the payments of next Spring, in case it should still continue advisable to defer your Sales. We promised that Gentleman to give the subject a very serious Consideration, and we were not without great hopes of being able to meet your wishes in this Instance as fully as we are desirous to do on every occasion: but the late events seem so decidedly to indicate a continuation of the war & consequent heavy calls on the public, that there is too much reason to fear the ensuing Spring will bring with an unusual Scarcity of money in this Capital. Should this be the case, we shall not be able to count with Certainty on the repayment of such Loans as would enable us to meet your demand with Convenience to ourselves – We presume that your proposed arrangements require a positive engagement for, and a certain assurance that all the money should be forthcoming when called for; and under that impression we feel it our duty to state candidly the obstacles it is likely to meet with – 

      Some favorable change of Circumstances (which we earnestly hope for) may yet operate in favour of this business; and we beg to assure you that it will give us the most Sincere pleasure if we find ourselves enabled to meet your wishes –

      We have just received a letter from Messrs. Surtees & Co remitting three bills on your Account £2040-18- 5 – and directing us to pay their Bankers here £2300 for so much advanced by them to your Agents -  which we shall do Accordingly; and remain with sincere respect

      Sir Your most Hble Sts

      Ransom Morland & Hammersley

Thos. R, Beaumont Esqr.  Bretton Hall

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