- Comments (0) Change font
If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Mr Thomas Emerson Newcastle 26 January 1799 Newhope, near Stanhope Weardale I received your l[ett]er of the 23rd Inst. & I observe what you say as to your doubts of Col. Beaumont not having (in Case of a Division taking Place) the priviledge & advantage of discovering New Veins by Flushing, I have had a good deal of Conversation with Mr Williamson on this business, He recommends that no notice be taken in the Bill respecting the Flushing, nor any particular Mode of Working the Mines etc but that a Clause shall be in the Bill, that Col. Beaumont (as Lessee under the Lord Bishop of Durham) shall have liberty of working the Mines & carrying on the business in the stinted Pastures as well as in the Commons in as full & ample a manner as had been done in the times of the late Lessees without the payment of any Damage whatever, It certainly will not be proper for you to sign the Petition as Agent to Col Beaumont but as a free, or Copyholder you are at perfect liberty to sign it, or not as you may judge most for your advantage. I am etc J. E. B. I thank you for the Spar for Mr Williamson let me know if you pay any Landtax for any part of Rookhope or who does or for Redburn or who does.