Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 11 Sep 1794

Document Type: Letter
Date: 11 Sep 1794
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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										Sepr. 11th  94.

Dear Skelton,

I am very sorry to find the awkward dilemma we are at present in, the Bills Mr. Blackett did not give me, he had not got them, and they are not due until November, he has sold eight thousand pieces, there will not I am afraid be any more sold until the East India company want their quantity. I have spoke to Mr. <Bosville> he has not any. Mr. Hall his Steward is expected here soon, & he will speak to him. What is become of the 6000£ that Miss Wentworth had to put out. I spoke to Lord Strafford when at Bretton respecting the House, he said he had given orders to Mr. Gee to appoint a person to value it: he apologized to me for not answering my letter, he does not want to part with any money, nor does he like to do any business. I would have the chestnut & bay horse that came down from town sent to Howden Fair, & the chestnut mare. I had intended the Doncaster horse but he is here. See what you think they will fetch, the Mare I don’t think worth much, the two horses I think will fetch about eighty, they <sell> high & they will do for a carriage. Ashton can say what Dodgson would give. The Charger I am afraid is not fat enough or he would sell well for these Yeomanry Cavalry. I will meet Ashton at Howden, you did think once of going yourself let me know that, and what day. I am glad you have ordered the Bull to be fed, he is a dangerous beast. We must postpone all that we can till we can procure some money. I hope you will be able to procure some Money for our present exigencies, is there no one that can be found who has any to put out. I have the pleasure to say that Mrs. B. & the little Boy go on very well, Wentworth is quite pleased with his Brother, it is called W[illia]m. Mr <Bosville> is quite happy & plays with Wentworth. Let me know how you get on.

I am Dear Skelton Yours sincerely

Tho. Rd. Bt. –

Bad news from the Continent. The <Show> for horses begins the Week before the fair day at Howden -
Thorpe Hall, near Rudston, North Yorks, was the home of William Bosville, suggesting the identity of the name ‘Bosville’ (or less plausibly ‘Boriske’) mentioned in this and subsequent letters

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