Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 9 May 1797

Document Type: Letters
Date: 9 May 1797
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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T R Beaumont Esqr                                                                        Newcastle    9th May 1797

       Portman square London

Dear Sir!	I wrote to you the 2d Inst to which I refer you.  The Pay for the Mines & Lead Mills, with the Subsistance money for the Workmen which they should have had last week will amount to about £53,000 with which we are to be supplied by Mess Surtees Burdon & Co in the following manner  £37,000 in Notes of £5 each, 14,000 in Notes of £1 each, & 2,000 in Gold & Silver which is all that I can obtain from them, & I much fear that it may not give satisfaction.  I am selling small quantities of Lead & Litharge for exportation at the following prices, which will come in payment in suitable times for the payments to be made   Comn Lead £15-10  Refin’d £15-15  Litharge £16  Should I meet with a small House in a convenient part of the Town at about £18 per Year Rent have you any objection to it being engaged for an Office etc.  What answer must I give to the Widow & Son of Westgarth Forster respecting the debt due from her concerning which I wrote to you.  Mr John Stoddart who married a Sister or Mr C Blackett stopt payment the other day, he is indebted to you £73-11-1 for Lead, his effects are assigned over to Trustees for the benefit of his Creditors & I hope that he may pay fifteen shillings in the pound.                 I am etc   J.E.B

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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