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Durham Septr. 8th 1798. – Sir Being now engaged in settling the Accounts of the late Mr. Pearson with the Bishop of Durham & being in Want of some Information relative to the Charge against Coll. Beaumont as Moor Master of Weardale I will be very much obliged to you if you will furnish me with Copies of the Rects. given for this Charge for Seven Years past. – As his Lordhip wishes this Account to be settled in the Course of a few Days I will take it as a Favor if you will let me have a speedy Answer. I am Sir Your very obedt. Servant Tho:s Maynard [Annotation in JEB’s hand:] ansd. from Morpeth 10th Sepr. [on reverse:] J E Blackett / Newcastle
This letter is filed with papers from John Erasmus Blackett relating to the Bishop of Durham’s case against the Beaumonts heard between 1805-7.