Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 3 Jun 1790

Document Type: Letter
Date: 3 Jun 1790
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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								Bretton Thursday Noon

Dear Skelton,

I had intended setting off this Morning, but Sir Thomas would not let me, however if the Afternoon is fine I shall make another attemp[t]. I have spoke to him about the Money. Mr. Bosville has engaged 2000£, he is going to make a purchase himself with another 1000£, but if he has not the Money, he will speak about it at Newcastle, his Rent day is in three weeks, that there will be no doubt of it. When you see Noble speak to him about it. Sir T. thinks of going off for the North tomorrow, but he is not quite determined. If he should not go so soon as he intends, I wish you would ride over and see him. I am sure he will do anything we want. He speaks with great pleasure about the purchase – We had a very gay day yesterday we sat down ten to dinner, we had Claret, Burgundy, and three different sorts of white wines, so much for Minerva. We parted about eight all very well content. I hope you are now quite reinstated. I shall hope to hear from you soon – I am

Dear Skelton

Yours most sincerely

Tho Rd Beaumont.

We are going to dine with Tommy Cotton. I shall annoy him about the Land.
Undated but annotated ‘1790’ in top right-hand corner of original, and reference to Sir Thomas going to the north suggests it was in the summer

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