Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 30 Apr 1798

Document Type: Letters
Date: 30 Apr 1798
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
  • Transcription
  • Notes
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
Coll Beaumont                                                                      Newcastle    30th Apr 1798

MP    Portman square     London

Dr Sir	

      I wrote to you the 14th inst to which I refer you.  the only sale that I have made since that time is 3000 Pieces of Lead to C.B. one half refined at £15 per For payable in Bills due in six months;  I offered Mr Chris Blackett the like quantity at 7 months credit but he declined it;  I wait for Mr Lancaster’s answer whether he will take 3 or 6000 ps on the same terms;  Mr Fishwick declined my offer to Walkers & Co unless they were allowed nine months credit, which I told him could not possibly be complied with;  Notwithstanding this reduction in the price there is little or no demand, this shews you the present situation of the Trade.  I expect the Lead Stewards down on the 13th May they receive the Money to make the several Pays the 14th & I shall go with them to Dukesfield the day followg.  The Contributions amongst your Miners & Smelters in Aid of Government (which I mentioned to you in a former letter) has been sent down to me amounting to about £150 the particulars of which you will see in the next NCastle Paper, I hope that the measure may have a good effect as it is giving them a kind of consequence & binding them to the cause which I think you will approve of,  I had a very handsome letter on the occasion from Mr Hardinge the Rector of Stanhope (which I enclose you) & he has sent down upwards of £50 with Mr Emerson’s Collection;  A letter of thanks etc from you, I think would please him.  Mr Newton died yesterday noon which is a fortunate event for himself, as well as for his family, considering the melancholy & hope less state that he has been in for some time past; his family can now settle their affairs which there was a difficulty in doing in the state he was in.     I am etc   J.E.B

      The Port ships are expected daily, do you want any wine for the Abbey?

	Just before I closed my letter Mr Tweddale called on me in his return from Hexham; he mentioned an alteration at the Abbey which strikes me forcibly which is to appropriate that part where the stables were to a Brewhouse, Washhouse & Laundry with lodging rooms for Servants & to have the stables where the Tithe barn is it may be fitted up at a small expence & the inconvenience of the stables so near the house removed, I think that Mrs Beaumont & yourself will approve of it.

see letter from Hardinge to JEB of 18 April 1798 referred to in this letter

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