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

Document Type: Letters
Date: 22 Oct 1796
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Thos Richd Beaumont Esqr                                                       Newcastle    22d Oct 1796

M.P.   Bretton Wakefield

Dear Sir!	I have your favor of the 19th Inst & am happy to hear that you found Mrs Beaumont & the Children perfectly well on your return to Bretton.  I understand that Mr Newton gave you an Account of the Sums that would from time to time be wanted to make the several payments towards the repairs and alterations at Hexham Abbey; Mr Bell pays the Masons & labourers; the £300 advanced Mr Newton is to pay for the <seasoned> timber etc & the preparing the same for the several purposes.  The last Sale that I made of Com[m]on & Refd  Lead was at £16-10 per For, the Slag at £16 per For  it was my mistake in not distinguishing them separately in my Letter to you; I have since had a letter from Mr <Broadley> of Hull offering £16 per For for <100> For Refd at Nine Months Credit, which you may suppose I refused;  I have sold upwards of 100 Casks of Litharge at £17-10 per For & shall sell more at the same price, I do not believe that I should have obtained £16-10 per For for so large a quantity in those proportions had I not told the Buyers that had thoughts of making an Offer to the East India Company   The Lead, the Lead Fume, & the Boxes of Spar were shipt some time since for Hull, of which an Account was sent to Bretton.  another Box or tun of Spar will be sent by the first Vessel for Hull of which advice will be sent _ The Box of table linen will be sent by the first Waggon for Wakefield.  The flat of Ore lately discovered at Allenheads is more promising                    I am etc     J.E.B

I have no draft of your approving of the enclosed Advertisement, the Mischievous etc people at the place & Neighbourhood where you have so large property made it necessary.

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