Letter – Martin Morrison to Diana Beaumont – 29 Oct 1811

Document Type: Letter
Date: 29 Oct 1811
Correspondent: Martin Morrison
Recipient: Diana Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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      Newcastle 29 October 1811

Mrs Beaumont

addressed to Col Beaumont Bretton Hall

I have now the honour of enclosing in this and another cover Cash Account and Lead Sales for last month; also Mr Dickinson’s Report of the Mines for the quarter ending the 30th Septem[be]r. I am sorry to remark the Report is not favourable and that the price of Lead does not compensate for the poverty of the Mines. – Messrs Walkers Maltby & Co have taken the Ordnance Contract at £22-2-6 and Lead has been sold here at £22 six months Credit. – I have handed Messrs Rudduck’s Letter to Col Beaumont relating to the removal of the Alms House at Hexham, to Mr Thomas who will enquire into the circumstances and report thereon. 		I am etc  MM

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