Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 25 Oct 1792

Document Type: Letter
Date: 25 Oct 1792
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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									Octr. 25th 1792

Dear Skelton,

We must certainly do our utmost endeavours to have the Navigation up to Haigh Bridge, they should most certainly let the Subscribers have a power of extending their subscriptions in the Calder, as they must not let them have too much power, the more get in the Calder the better – by the junction they will gain a great superiority – on all occasions of this Nature they all offer very fair, till they have got their own terms – but we must do the best and fight them hard, but it all falls on you nobody being with you – with respect to the Barugh Estate, we are both of an opinion it would be wrong to let it go from us, as some person who has no other property there would come in, and altho’ It will not pay us much at first, I think it will be beneficial to our Family afterwards -  we must endeavour to get it for less if possible, if not at all wants to purchase it. By our taking what we have occasion for at Kexbro’, and should Haigh be sold that must also be bought, it may induce them to be not quite so hard with us. Should Kexbro’ be upon sale now, by taking what we want, they should give the <fold> in at Darton. I think the Land sells high, but it is too great an object to let it pass, as we must do something for our increasing family – as to the other matters of the Furnace, Bentley, Crooke &c, when we have the pleasure of seeing you here, we will talk of that – Mrs. Beaumont has not favoured us with a present as yet but we soon expect one – she joins me in Compliments – I am 

Dear Skelton Yours most sincerely

Tho. Rd. Beaumont-

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