Letter – Thomas Richard Beaumont to John Erasmus Blackett – 27 Dec 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 Dec 1797
Correspondent: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 224
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Decr 27th 1797

My dear Sir,

	From a letter sent me with the bankers account I find you had paid £15,000 and upwards into their hands, as the Pays will be made in May  I trust we shall be able to make some sales which will put us in cash, otherwise I fear we shall be in an awkward Dilemma, for if these assessed Taxes go forward Money I fear will be very scarce. I see by the paper that Mr Brandling has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds, & that his Son, has offered himself. I hope he will succeed. I have not heard any thing more about the Tax upon lead yet as these Taxes do not appear to meet with the general consent, and such very strong objections are made, I think the minister will be obliged to adopt some fresh measures to raise the Wind. I am happy to say that Mrs Beaumont & the Children are very well. She unites with me in best respects, with the Compliments of the Season.

I am my dear Sir most sincerely yours

Tho. Rd. Beaumont

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