Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 5 May 1798

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 May 1798
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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Dear Sir,

	Col. Beaumont has shewn me your Letter  & observes what you say respecting the Abbey, I expect we shall hear from Mr. Twedale tomorrow; when we were consulting at Hexham what place would be advisable for the Stables I recollect the Tithe Barn was then thought of & the objection was, hav[in]g the Stables so near the Town the Idle People w[oul]d always be in them & we already find inconvenience on that head & a Brew House we don't require at present for we should prefer purchasing Malt Liquor, & a Laundry we don't  require at the Abbey, for when we are at the Abbey we wish to employ as many of the Inhabitants  as we can in working for us, these considerations induced us to think of continuing the Stables in the situation nearly that they are in at present - we hope to be in Northumberland about the latter end of June & propose after the Races at Newcastle to make some visits in Scotland & return to the Moorgame Shooting at Allenheads; I beg my Compts to Mrs Collingwood

I remain Dear Sir sincerely your Most Obedt

D. Beaumont

My Dear Sir,

	Mrs Beaumont has answered that part of your letter respecting the Alterations at the Abby. I am very sorry to find that the Lead Trade falls off so much. I think it highly commendable in the Miners standing forwards so very handsomely on this occasion. I shall subscribe here, I think it a very happy release for Mr Newtons family as he was in such a deplorable situation. I have got a number of letters to write today & I will write to you more fully on Monday.

I am my dear Sir Most Sincerely Yours

Tho. Rd. Beaumont
undated – cover note in JEB’s hand gives a date of 5th May 1798

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