Letter – Edward Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Nov 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 1 Nov 1773
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 231
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      Debden near Newport Essex

Dear Bro[the]r,

	I have this moment rec'd the favour of yours; I am perfectly well Satisfied with the agreement with Mr Simpson and am much obliged to you; I wrote to you & Mr Fawcet on purpose to Impower you to make an agreement if it suited wth Mr Simpson as to Sr Thos Clavering I am very easy about him; he knows that he might have had it formerly it he pleased; but he depreciated the Estate; & now I know he will heartily repent his not getting it. 

I wish Mr Simpson may make it worth £20000. 

	My Wife & <Teddy> & <Norbray> <I will see them in> their Lodge & Mr & Mrs Chirwell <drive their  … ….> we are come here for 10 days or a fortnight. This is one of the finest places I very <..> as to the Beauty of the country and the capability about it, & I am

	D[ea]r Bror  yrs most affectionately

		E Blackett

[cover annotated in JEB’s hand:] Sir Ed. Blackett Novr 1773

Approbation of the sale of Winlaton
Undated, but annotated in another hand ‘Nov 1773’

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