Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 21 Dec 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 21 Dec 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thomas R Beaumont Esqr                                                           Newcastle    21st Decr 1796

       Portman Square

M.P.           London

Dear Sir	I am favoured with your Letter of the 16th Inst and observe that an amendment in the Cavalry Bill is about to take place; indeed an explanatory Act is highly necessary; I do not apprehend that it will in the least affect the Galloways that are employed in the Carriage of Ore, or Lead; but those persons who have only one for the purposes of Riding etc (tho under the size prescribed) if liable to the Horse Tax? will I imagine be subject to the Calvalry.  I observe the several large Payments that you are to make this Month, & I sincerely wish that it was in my power to make a large sale of Lead, but at present there is not any demand for it and no enquiries made by the London buyers about the price, I could sell & deliver from 15 to 20,000 Pieces of Com[m]on Lead at this time, but a considerable part of last Sale has not yet been shipped.  I am glad to hear so good an Account of Mrs Beaumont & the Children & I am with best respects to her, yourself etc wishing many happy returns of the Season

                                                                             Dear Sir etc       J.E.B

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