Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 23 Feb 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 23 Feb 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Colonel Beaumont                                                            Newcastle  23 February  1799

MP   Portman square  London

D[ea]r Sir        I was favoured with your letter of the 16th Inst. enclosing Mr Heron’s letter to you; the Opinion that he gave you with respect to the Division is certainly very just & proper, the Bishop may be disposed to do what is right, but it does not yet appear that all the Copyholders are equally well disposed to acquiesce with rights that you claim, & have hitherto enjoyed.  I have already paid Mr. Heron something on account of his Bill for business etc, which Bill he has not yet sent in, but I always understood that you would satisfy him & Mr Williamson for the trouble that they had on Account of your Election;  I am as much a stranger as you can be with respect to what is proper to be paid on the occasion, not having had any concern in a County Election, but I will make enquiry, Consult with Mr Heron & endeavour to get that business settled, I hope to their satisfaction.  I understand that several of the most respectable Persons in Hexham are much hurt and displeased on account of the discouragement shewn to Mr Fleming by a Person or two which induced him to abandon all thoughts of the School; What Mr Heron wrote you respecting the Petition in favour of Mr Mitchell is very true.  I am etc J E B

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