Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 1 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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Oct 1st 1792

Dear Skelton,

I am very happy to find that everything respecting the Canal is so well settled, as I think we shall now be able to get everything that will make the people about us easy and happy -  Mrs. Beaumont & myself are very much pleased with the purchase, and be assured we are truly sensible that every attention on your part will be for our Interest – you will think us sanguine in our wishes, but as poor Mr. Cotton’s estate must go, we must beg of you to get us that & then we shall be content, let the worst happen in money matters, we have a friend in Stanhope, & as he is so rich, he will relieve us. As soon as your Friend calls here about the Galloway Thomas shall take it to my Stable & will take particular [care?] of it, & bring it down with him – as to the Coach horses I have wrote for one of them to come up immediately – Wentworth gives us real concern but are at a loss what to do – I wrote last night to Blackett – there is a Report in town & which gains much credit, that Ld. Fitzwilliam was stopped at Sheffield in his Chaise & four & had a pair taken off, as they said a pair in his Carriage was sufficient – do tell me what you think – between ourselves I will tell you a Secret, which is mentioned amongst some of the Revolution party, who I am intimately acquainted with, that affairs are here carried on in such a manner that the people are determined to show some spirit – 

I will write to you tomorrow

Yours sincerely

Tho Rd Beaumont

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