Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 10 Apr 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 10 Apr 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thos R Beaumont Esqr                                                            Newcastle 10th April 1796

M.P.   Portman square  London

Dear Sir	I am favoured with your Lre of the 6th Inst & observe that application has been made to our Minister at the King of Prussia’s Court to obtain leave for Rye to be exported from his Ports to this Kingdom, which I doubt not will be complied with, & a great quantity is expected from thence, & other Ports, in the course of May, June & July.  This Markett yesterday was something lower than the former, Wheat from 8s to 10s per Wr Bush Oats from 2s 6d to 3s but not so full Marketts.  The last Accounts of Mr Emerson were more favourable, & there is some hopes of his surviving this illness.  I am glad to find that what I recommended respecting the Winlaton Farms meets with your approbation; after Mr Armstrong has taken a further View, & settled as to the division of the Farms, they shall be advertised;  I am satisfied that it will be a means of advancing & improving the Estate; Preserving the Woodlands as well as contributing to the benifit of the Lead Carriage.  I have given directions for the repair & enlargement of the Allen Lead Mill where the new purchase is made, that Mill will greatly expedite the Smelting of your lead & getting it down to Markett.  We have had some gentle Rains, which have been of service to the Country, it never looked better at this Season, but should the present North East Winds continue any time ? the Vegitation will be hurt.                        I am etc   J.E.B

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