Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 2 Jun 1820

Document Type: Letter
Date: 2 Jun 1820
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mrs Beaumont

35 Portman Square London			N[ew]Castle 2d June 1820


I have had the Honor of receiv[in]g your letter of the 30 ult. The reason why Mr Fenwick was not paid on Mr Beaumont’s first Election, the Usual fee as Under Sheriff was, that, He demanded Fifty Guineas, being the Sum, he said, presented to him when he held the same situation by Lord Percy on his Election. – The usual Fee has been Twenty five Guineas for each Member, given for the ostensible purpose of defraying charges for Stamps on the Return, preparations for the Election and for his trouble on the occasion. I acquainted Mr Beaumont at the time with Mr Fenwicks demand, who understanding that Sir Chas Monck never gave more than Twenty five Guineas, did not think it right, and very properly, to exceed what the Senior Member thought a sufficient remuneration. Mr P. Fenwick it appears is now willing to accept Twenty five Guineas which Sum will be paid whenever you sanction the measure by your approbation & directions.-  I now in two Covers beg to transmit Cash Acc[oun]t & Lead Sales for last Month, by the former you will perceive I opened immediately on my return, conformable to your desire, the Bank Acc[oun]t with Messrs Reed & Co in Col Beaum[on]ts name; by the Acc[oun]t of Lead Sales, as well as the prices, I hope to contribute to your satisfaction and to have merited your approbation. I am very sorry to hear Col B[eaumon]t does not improve in health & am etc  MM
below this letter were written a name and address: Mr James Scholefield, Boynhill, Near Wakefield,Yorkshire. This does not appear to be related to this or the subsequent copy letters

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