Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 22 Feb 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 22 Feb 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Thos Rd Beaumont Esqr                                                            NewCastle    22nd Feby 1796

M.P.       Portman square London

Dear Sir	I have the favour of your Lre of the 19th Inst; & shall observe the Contents;  In a few days I shall inform you what Sum of Money I expect to have in my hands against the Lead Pay.  As some Persons were about purchasing the Estate that I mentioned, Mr Bell & Mr Hunter agreed for it, (subject to your approbation) at the Price offered viz £1260  I shall acquaint Mr Bell that it meets with your approbation & the Conveyance etc will be prepared accordingly.  I am of opinion that £5000 will be fully sufficient for you to subscribe to the Canal; should it be found expedient hereafter to make an Addition to your Subscription it may be done: I shall accordingly desire Mr Bell to subscribe £5000 in your Name _ I am concerned to hear that the Fleet has been obliged to return to Cork with damage.

                                               I am Dear Sir  Yours etc  J.E.B

Leave a comment

We welcome further information or corrections on topics and incidents mentioned in individual letters. It might take a while before your comments are checked for adding to public view within the website. We cannot undertake further research in response to questions.

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


General Discussion
Suggested correction or addition


  Return to search results or refine/create new search
The Dukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project aimed to celebrate and discover the heritage of the Dukesfield Arches & lead carriers' routes between Blaydon and the lead mines of Allendale and Weardale. A two year community project, it was led by the Friends of the North Pennines in partnership with Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the active support of Allendale Estates. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generous support of other sponsors. Friends of the North Pennines: Charity No:1137467