Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 14 Jun 1787

Document Type: Letter
Date: 14 Jun 1787
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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								<Inverscadell> June 14th 87.

Dear Sir,

We are thus far advanced having spent a very pleasant fortnight at Hexham, and part of our time at Mr. Soulsby’s. We then proceeded on to Edinburgh and were much pleased with the Country, from thence here, is entirely over the Mountains for about ninety miles thro’ such  Vallies and over such hills as is almost incredible, we were obliged to take horses all the way from Glasgow, but exclusive of the Roads the Country is very romantic. This house is belonging the Steward of Mr. Macdonald where we have been just to rest ourselves, & tomorrow Morning we set off for his House, which is forty miles further in the Highlands, there is no Carriage road, that part we go by sea, & the rest by a <horses> road over the Mountains, from the description of the place that is given us, we shall find a very pretty place, we are going before we return to Benbecula an Island that belongs to him – by this time I suppose you must have heard something more from Mr. Smyth. I beg to know what is the result of the Answer Mr. Beaumont of Leeds would carry them – pray how does the Charity business go, and has Tommy Cotton payed his Money yet to Mr. Bent. We have had fine Rains, I hope my horses are getting fat, and in good Spirits – Mrs. Beaumont joins me in Complimts. I am Dear Sir

Yours sincerely

Tho Rd Beaumont

Direct to me at John Macdonalds’ Esqr, Keppoh [sic], near Fort William N.B-

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