Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 6 Mar 1796

Document Type: Letters
Date: 6 Mar 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 6th  Mar 1796

M.P.   Portman square  London

Dear Sir	I wrote to you the 1st Inst to which I refer you; I have paid into the Bank of Mess Surtees Burdon & Co on your Accot the Bills undermentioned amounting to £23,289-19-10  the beginning of next month I expect to pay about £6000 more in Cash or Notes, & against the Lead Pay about £4000 reserving £6000 for the next lending, the Candle Notes, B[isho]p’s & Rectors rents, & other payments; the beginning of July there will be due about £16,000 for Lead sold.  Lead from the several Mills comes in very slowly owing to the season, notwithstand[ing]g the exertions used, & the encouragement given to the Lead Carriage; there are at present near 16,000 p[iece]s of Lead on the Road; The Demand is trifling, & I much fear that the late price of £20 cannot be supported; some quantity of the best Lead has lately been sold at Stockton at £19-2-8 per Fo[the]r.  Since thursday we have had a great fall of Snow with severe Frost & there is every appearance of a continuance.  On Saturday Wheat sold from 12s to 13s 6 per W Bush: & soon bought up by the Millers, who are the chief cause of the high price; Oats sold from 3s to 3s/6d & some for seed as high as 4s per Win Bush; Beans at 6/6  Grey Peas at 7/6.

	I have no doubt but you have hear’d of Sir John Eden’s publick declaration of his not having any further Views respect[in]g the County of Durham; I hope that the County of North[umberlan]d as well as this place may be equally quiet.    I am etc   J.E.B

   6148- 6- 9

   6141-19- 1      due & payable 6th April

    337- 8- 4

   2218-14-                do   7th April

   2000 - -                do  19th April

   6443-11- 8              do   6th May

£23,289-19-10      for which £26-16-6 is received for a  

                   Month’s Interest @5 per Cent

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