Letters – John Erasmus Blackett to Thomas Richard Beaumont – 20 Oct 1799

Document Type: Letters
Date: 20 Oct 1799
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Thomas Richard Beaumont
Archive Source: NRO 672/E/1E/5
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Colonel Beaumont                                                 Newcastle  20th Oct  1799

Bretton Wakefd Yorkshire

D[ea]r Sir        I am favoured with your letter of the 18th Inst and am very much surprised to find that you have not made a purchase of your Land Tax; I beg leave to refer you to my several letters of the 8th the 15th & the 22nd of April last, by which you will observe that the Land Tax Certificate (with the Contract) for Northumberland was sent you by the Mail Coach on the 16th April  that for the County of Durham by the like conveyance on the 21st April, of which you was advised in the letters above mentioned.  I had an infinite deal of trouble in this business, & fully executed that part which could be done here, the several Certificates were sent you from hence & I suppose that from Yorkshire by Mr Tweedale the business then was short as you had purchased Stock for the purpose, & laid with you or your Agent in Town, or Banker whoever you thought proper to appoint to do the business; Indeed I had not the least doubt of your having made the purchase, & I am concerned that it has not been done; there was an omission in the schedule for Weardale which was not found out for some time after & the schedule was not sent you but as soon as the Certificate can be obtained it will be forwarded to you.     I am etc  J E B 

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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