Letter – Edward Blackett to John Erasmus Blackett – 19 Oct 1773

Document Type: Letter
Date: 19 Oct 1773
Correspondent: Edward Blackett
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 231
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Thorpe Lee 19th Oct 1773

Dear Brother

	I hope this will find my Sisters better; This fine weather I hope will be of Service to us Invalids. I go into the Bathing tub every morning, & ride after breakfast; I think I am growing much better, & hope to come round again 'eer long; next week we have some thoughts of paying Mr Chiswell a visit in Essex.

	I am much concerned to hear of the accident that is happened to poor Capt. Wilkinson; Every distress of that unfortunate Family gives me additional pain; remembering them once so happy, easy & such good neighbours.

	Be so good as to make my comp[liment]s to Mr Simpson and let him know; that the Loss will be put up, at no more than I would take for them; that I could not well w[ith]draw part w[ith]out the whole: that the whole is at his Service for £16000 paying my share of the division.

I will consider & let you know something about Fallowfield in another letter.

	My Bro[the]r Will is going to leave this place very soon; he goes up to Warwick, then to Chester for a week or 10 days, so on to Ripon; he proposes staying this Winter w[ith] my Mother; & then coming with us to Matfen in the Spring.

      My Wife & all friends here join with me in their love & best wishes to yourself my Sister & the young Folks & I am

	Dear Bro[the]r	yrs Most affectionatly

		E Blackett

Mrs Crawley has made application to sell her the <y.e h..> lot w[hic]h I could not agree to but gave answer that they would be all put up to sale. If Mr Simpson was to buy the whole he would sell that Lot to advantage to her. 

[added to rear page in another hand, probably JEB’s:] 

In consignince of the Power given me by Sir Edward Blackett in this letter to sell John Simpson Esq. the said Sir Edw[ar]d Blacketts estate of Winlington for £16000 Mr Simpson agreeing to pay the s[ai]d Sir Edw[ar]d Blacketts share of the Expenses of the Division.  John L Blackett accordingly sold the Estate to John Simpson Esq. on the above Condition & enter'd into Articles with the said John Simpson on monday the 25th Octr 1773.

Sir Ed. Blackett/ Oct 19th 1773/ with Power to sell/ Winlington Estate

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