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Sir, I have here so much received since my <…..> that I have omitted <telling you> that Mr Clerk (<…. Here that … already heard) will not take up <….> £2,000 he <… ……> cottage & about 2 acres of land adjoining. From Crawhalls estimate I conclude that the House may be estimated at about 1500, and the remainder at 500. Under all the circumstances I suppose we must close with Clark if we cannot <........> his demand for the House, <situation> with immediate <recapation> are very desirable, and considering the <term> to be given the last may be insisted upon that is that the family of Mr Jasper may be removed before the Winter sets in – Yours of the 26th is this instant received – You must make the best bargain you can with the Bishops – and your own tact requires no suggestions from me - I have this morning <put> into execution a determination made at Allenheads to write to <Acorn>, the <Brewer>, a <very> strong letter upon the <meaness> & unwholesome quality of <his stuff>, with which under the name of <true> Beer he <poisons> the hard –working inhabitants of Allendale. It goes with <this other …… Post & …….. him with an opposition> establishment notwithstanding his possession of the Public Houses. My Game keeper <................> who is not fastidious could not drink it – but the complaint is <universal> among servants and <Gentle[men]> - I am <proving> in the moral welfare of the <Miners> & establishing a respectable <hotel> at Allendale, and I will take care of <....... ...ical> welfare <& knocking> up the Poison brewery – Where there’s a will, there’s a way – I trust that I shall deliver that district without a vestige of the old <guards> The Conservatives must be cast out root and branch – Ridley must be knave or fool. He told me had bought a Poney, and asked leave to turn it out in the Park at Bywell to which I assented – Pray desire Nixon to have <this mistake of it to a mistake> - We remain here certainly until Wednesday morning early – It is possible we may remain till Sunday 4th, indeed probable – and it is possible that Mrs Beaumont, who <has certain expression ……>, might be confined here, which I should be far from <regretting> The lodgings are comfortable & airy. Medical advice good, and <..... linen of easy perseverance>. The sea bathing is of <infinite> service, and is <renovating> my Constitution marvellously. I <think all my trials>of it, & they <not … … pass for nothing>, or are a foundation for more abundant strength. A Septembers bathing would, I am sure, make us, as the Jews watches, better than new. I believe I have answered all your points and shall into tomorrow <if be alter in places> - The odds are that <you will> find us here till Sunday – Send the enclosed list to Tom Lee - & tell him to send the <game> in <trellised> boxes, such as <.......> makes – are the salmon <having> a fair trial. I shd like to have <… .. …> way if you do not hear to the contrary that your coming either way write <….>. The boxes to hold 3 brace and the <service> ordered to be sent to Bretton to be held there till further orders. [addressed on cover:] Mr <B.> Johnson. WB Lead Office, Newcastle on Tyne Scarbro’ Augt twenty seven 1836. TW Beaumont
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