Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to Mark Skelton – 30 Jun 1793

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Jun 1793
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: Mark Skelton
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										June 30th 1793

Dear Skelton,

I have not sent you the copy of the Will, but will keep it until I have the pleasure of giving it to you myself, we stay here till the 8th of next Month, and then proceed to Hexham, we shall be very happy either to see you here or there, whichever is most convenient to yourself. I don’t myself think we shall hear any more from Sir John or at least I hope not. The Agents come down to N: Castle on Monday for subsistence money, but whether Mr. Blackett has it or not, I can’t say, nothing has been mentioned to me about cash, I shall be there, and shall hear more about it -  Mrs. B. is writing to Mr. Cockshutt and says that as Louisa is made a Ward, all is attained, and that you will settle with Mr. Wheat. I can readily imagine that Mr. Cotton will not easily acquiesce to the selling of Haigh, and that you must have a number of meetings without effect. I shall have no objection to Mr. Clay having the 4000£. Mr. Wilson is a very safe steady Man, I wonder he wants Money as a Preacher one would have thought he must be rich – I am glad Tooke is settled with; Milner will most certainly make his house too large for a Farm House, & we have a gentleman’s house sufficient without any more upon the Estate – I have not heard from Mr. Waterhouse. I had a letter from Mr. Hebden to attend a meeting of theirs – I am glad to find they get on with the Build[in]g at Bretton – Mich[ae]l may have the Deputations – I should like to catch the Men who dryed the Pond, but we are too near the Manufacturies  & have too many old offenders to get them to impeach – don’t you think it will be too early to open the collieries at Swalwell Farm, as it is too near Thorpe, - Mr Blackett has put hand Bills out to endeavour to put a Stop to the people cutting the Lead, he thinks it may be of some use, & offers 10 Guineas reward upon conviction. Mrs. B. will add a postscript – 

I am Dear Skelton

Yours most sincerely

Tho. Rd. Beaumont
postscript added by Diana Beaumont – see letter of same date

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