Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 27 Mar 1810

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Mar 1810
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 27 March 1810

Mrs Beaumont

addressed Cl Beaumont Portman Square

      I am favored with your Letter of the 21 inst enclosing one from Lord Strathmore; the reply to which in my opinion is, the situation of the proposed Bridge and the road leading to it, being so distant from the Weardale Mines as totally to preclude its being of the least use in facilitating the Carriage of either Lead or Ore. I beg now to enclose in this and another cover Lead Sales for January & February and Cash Account for the latter month. – I had not heard of the report communicated to you by Lord Percy, nor can I think it at all serious. If Sir Chas Monk’s expectation of representing the County is founded on no surer ground than the pecuniary assistance to be afforded by his friends, he will continue an inoffensive opponent. – No communication has been made to me of Messrs Preston’s affairs since leaving London where <any> is made, my first duty will be to transmit the particulars for your information.

      Mr Blackett’s health is somewhat improved; I have mentioned the Security necessary to be given having been disappointed in the money expected to be obtained by Mr Thomas, he intends disposing of his Interest in Seaton Brewery and Houses in Newcastle which will enable him to pay the £5000 due to Cl Beaumont, but if he cannot accomplish this intention he proposes to give Security upon Wylam Estate valued at £20,000 and upon which is borrowed £6000, - the weak and veritable state of his health and mind prevented Mr Thomas and myself urging him to an immediate Conclusion. - I am sorry to state that his loss with Messrs

Prestons cannot be less than £4000. –


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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