Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 18 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 18 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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									Octr. 18th 1792 –

Dear Skelton,

I was this Morning favoured with yours – and with respect to the Navigation I should certainly wish it to come to Haigh Bridge and that should certainly be kept in view – I am glad you subscribed 800£ -, we entirely leave the subscription to the other to yourself, as you know we wish to put our Money out in the Most advantageous manner for our Family, that if you think both our subscribing will be for the best, we undoubtedly would do it, at any rate you may put me down for the 2000£, if you think it eligible – and Mrs. Beaumont for any more if you think it advisable. Enclosed I send you Cockshutt’s letter not having time to copy it, I think he speaks friendly to us, but you will keep it to yourself, as we put implicit confidence in you, and you well know how we stand affected for Money, we wish you to act in the purchase, as seems the best, Stanhope is a talkative man and wants Cawthorpe – Barugh certainly, as well as Kexbro’ would be of advantage to us, & Haigh we must not let slip us, you well know our pockets, & our reliance in you makes us certain you will take every advantage for us – you will see what Cockshutt says about the Estate, and do whatever you think best about it – I had a letter from Blackett this Morn[in]g enclosing 5000£, and sh[oul]d any Money be wanted will send it you down – I spoke to Mr. Bosville & he seems not to wish to have anything to say about the Matter of the Navigation – when you come up Mrs. Bt. will thank you to bring a small parcel for Her, & she will order it to be sent to your house. Mrs. B. unites with me in best Compliments to you.

I am Dear Skelton Yours most sincerely

Tho. Rd. Beaumont

As to Mr. Walker’s Money act as you think best about it – we are anxious to know what you will do about Cotton’s estate, let us hear from you soon -

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