Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 20 Feb 1797

Document Type: Letter
Date: 20 Feb 1797
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 208
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Dr Sir,

   Yours las night

   I do remember our conversation at Newb. Respecting the Monthy [sic] accts which has since given me much uneasiness & the more so you having had occasion again to repeat your Orders, but do assure you their nofafat being sent was not from inattention but owing to their being sent back to Rookhope to correct, Mr.Smith had sent me them but on my going to Rookhope found a great Quant[it]y of Lead had been taken up at the Mill by Thos Pringle & laid down on the opposite side of the Burn; I had it led back informed Mr Smith his accts that after filing & telling it might be added to the Stock in hand.

   The sudden death of my Father who’s Finances it was necessary for me to enquire immediately into & not being acquainted with his own affairs, took much of my Time; tho I cannot admit the above justified my not send[in]g punctually the Allen Mill Accts but trust to your forgiveness, & sh[oul]d they not arrive punctually in future, to convince you the Neglect does not fall on me

     I am Dr Sir  Yr Ob[edien]t Servt I Hunter

     Dukesfd 20th Feb 97

To Jno E Blackett, Charlotte Sq, Newcastle
Isaac Hunter senior had died while out amongst his haymakers at Dukesfield in August 1796

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