letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 1 Dec 1791

Document Type: letter
Date: 1 Dec 1791
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J. E. Blackett Esqr Newcastle       


Dr Sir

         The Bearer Thomas Bowman Bellow-maker to Sir Thomas Blackett's works, has a Large & Small family, who has been off Work for sum time by a bad Hand. & Mr Ord who has been imployed says he must loss a Fingure & told him yesterday that he wished he would go to the Infirmary to have it taken off as his Eyes fail him - thinking that his not coming till next Thursday might be too late, have mad[e] free to send him of a taking in day. I hope that

Harrogate has restored the use & strength of your arm. On the 20th shall trouble you for £150 for Subsistance with the other Agents I am

      Sir Your mo H[um]ble Serv[an]t   IH
Undated, but in sequence in volume between Sept 1791 and August 1792. The only record of £150 subsistence money being paid him between these dates was on Dec 19th 1791 (NRO 672/E/1B/5), rather than the 20th, but a date in Dec 1791 is assumed, and 1st December is used here

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