Letter – Diana Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 6 Jul 1803

Document Type: Letter
Date: 6 Jul 1803
Correspondent: Diana Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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								Cheltenham July 6th 1803

Dear Sir

Colonel Beaumont sent you Yesterday the Copy of Mr Burdons second Letter to him & I now enclose a copy of Mr Morlands Letter wch  Col. B. Has this morn’g rec’d, it is in answer to a Letter he wrote him to ask if he could give him any information respect’g Surtees & Burdons House, if the deputation should receive a favorable answer from the Minister I think you will not recommend our continuing that Bank, as usual, without putting any more Bills into their Hands we might by degrees draw out what we now have in their House, for certainly the Surtees’s ought to have given you very particular & immediate information, which they don’t appear to have done, as you don’t name hav’g rec’d any Letter only the Hand Bill giving notice, & that not till the 30th June, when Mr Burdon’s Letter to us is dated June 27th, & we think purposely sent round by Bretton to occasion delay, we are anxious to know if you have thought it right & expedient to stop the Payment of any of our Bills that are not due, but that they may have in circulation, we can never more place confidence in a Bank that has acted towards us in the Manner they have done, & the sooner we are rid of them the better, I hope Easterbys are not much in our debt – Mr Bowns informs us the Dr[ra]ft for 1500 £ for the Payment of Mr & Mrs Stacpooles half Years Annuity has been returned to him, wch  Col. B. Has this Morn’g informed Mr Burdon of, we hope that to Mr Lee has been paid for it was due on the 24th June, we always pay Mr Stacpooles on the 24th July, - I don’t know what Mr Burdon means when he names his settled & unsettled Estates amounting to 200,000£  for I conclude his settled Estates can be of no use to the Bank, it has long been the opinion that House has speculated too deeply & it now appears to have been the case, - the Post from London comes in here at 11 o’clock in the Morning & goes out at ½ past 3 o’clo. the North Post don’t come in till 5 o’clock in the Afternoon,  - we leave Cheltenham on Thursday next the 12th & shall arrive the next Day in London – We are amused with Mr Burdon naming the Health of his Wife & Children so particularly at this moment,  & in his official Letters on such urgent Business, I requested Col. Beaumont would not in his answer Mention my Name unless it was in the way of Business, the Health or whims of Mrs Burdon is at this time is of no consequence to us – 

I am Dear Sir Yours very sincerely

D. Beaumont

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