Letter – Thomas Emerson to John Erasmus Blackett – 23 Jan 1799

Document Type: Letter
Date: 23 Jan 1799
Correspondent: Thomas Emerson
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 209
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Newhouse  Jan 23 1799


      I should have wrote you last week relative to the Meeting at Stanhope but I expected Mr Williamson would have informed you of the particulars of the said Meeting --  It is said if the Intended Division get forward, that Colonel Beaumont will not have the priviledge of discovering and Working Veins by hushing, should that be the case, he should not be deprived the liberty of hushing Wastes as it is not only the best way of working them, but also does least Damage to the Ground, as by that means they are commonly conveyed in to some Burn or Rivulet, and by any other way of working them they are spread, and left upon the Ground.  --

Mr <Scrinton> has wrote to my Father, requesting his signature to the petition to Parliment, but my Father does not wish to give his consent, till he hear from you.  He is not against a Division of the little property he has in this Country; but would not wish to advise any other proprietors for or against.

      I have sent a Box containing a few pieces of Spar, they are not so good as I would wish, but our Groves do not produce any better now. --

                                           I am Sir Your mo obt Servt Thos Emerson Jnr

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