Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 24 Jul 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Jul 1824
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr Beaumont		July 24th 1824

..you are determined at any rate to take the dam down.  (As to the absolute necessity of this; I am aware your opinion is at variance with my own as I have every reason to believe should a bridge be erected and the stone taken from the south side of the fish lock to build it with it would give the River so much more scope that no flood <....> be apprehended and would save greatest and <.... ornament> to the place.  Thos Strutt says there are a few grouse upon Bromley Fell but I fear some will have but very indifferent sport there as they will immediately fly into Mr <Ormstones> property. There will no doubt be plenty on your farm at Westburnhope … Mr Morrison has had a letter from Mrs B last week to say it is her intention to be here in September and that a general jubilee is to be given to the moors.  Mr Morrison has deferred allowing any public advertisement to appear to that effect until he knew your pleasure upon it.
The jubilee referred to was a moratorium on all game shooting for the 1824 season, advertised on August 14th in the Newcastle Courant with warnings against illegal shooting and poaching

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