Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 24 Sep 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 24 Sep 1803
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
  • Transcription
  • Comments (0)
  • Change font
    If columns/tables do not appear straight, change font
J. E. Blackett Esq, Newcastle upon Tyne		Portman Square  Sep[tembe]r 24th 

Dear Sir

      I am this Day favor’d with yours of the 21st, in the mean time you will have rec’d my Letter with the Account of Mr Ellills famous transactions, which in a short time I do hope will be defeated; I think the Eyes of the Committee will be opened to the Conduct of the Halls and their Confederates, Ellills offer[in]g Lead at £24 19s pr Fod: w[hic]h we now find was the Price proves his Motive, as these particulars were disclosed to us in Confidence we should not wish them to come to light thro’ our means – Mr Walton will I think be enraged when he finds the part that has been played by Ellill; - when you see Mr Thomas, we will be much obliged to you if you will have the goodness to inform him that we approve of what he proposes doing to bring the Hexham Gardeners to terms, & when he goes to Hexham Col: Beaumont request he will inform Captn Carr that he shall subscribe 20 Guineas towards the Clothing of the Hexham Volunteer Corps; we sent Mr Thomas the Keys of Col: Beaumonts Wardrobe Yesterday where he w[oul]d find the Colours – 

      I enclose a Letter Col: Beaumont rec’d from Allenheads this Morng, those kind of Letters are Seldom worth attending to, yet we think it right to let you see what is said, & you will take notice, or not, as you think proper, we shall not, or ever do give Answers to those kind of Letters, if we did we should receive Complaints by every Post – 

      Mr Burdon call’d Yesterday at 3 o’clock, an hour he perfectly well knew there was little chance of finding us at Home, he left word he had been Ill or should have call’d sooner, & not a word of his leav[in]g Town, I don’t find he has Sold his House, he appears to rely on Mr Morland for assistance and advice, I find he accompanies him when he has any business to do, & what appears to me strange, Burdon has since made an application to Mr Davison to lend Mr Morland 10,000£, Ransom & Morlands is not thought a Rich House, when we have any Money we can spare for only a short time, I think it w[oul]d be advisable to buy exchequer Bills, w[hic]h will be Money to us [missing word starting ‘a’] Day, & Mr Davison has in a very friendly manner offer’d to purchase them for us without trouble or expense to us, & also in the most handsome manner offer’d us any Sum of Money at any time, these things he wished not to be known, Mr Bosville has offer’d us 4,000£ he now has in Morlands Hands w[hic]h of course we would not accept, but he has requested we will have that Sum laid out in Exchequer Bills for him the first purchase that we find it convenient to make for own <scheme>

Col: Beaumont unites with me in best Comp[limen]ts –

I am Dear Sir sincerely Yours

D. Beaumont

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