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Dukesf[iel]d 28th Dec'r 1785 Sir Tom Fairlamb Tenant to S'r Thos B[lacket]t Bt of a Small Estate at East Dukesf[iel]d died the other day his children are all married (except his Youngest Daug[hter] & she about 40) and able to provide for themselves, as its not turning out a Family would like to take it; as I have been obliged to buy Hay in the Spring for these several years parst; it being in my Rental have my doubts that complaints & misrepresentations might be made therefor would not name it till I had your approbation - it's the convenience of the situation that makes me desires of having it and if Mr Noble will take a view of it next Summer shall readly give the advance that he may set upon it. I hope you'll pardon this freedom of requesting your ans[we]r. I am Sir, Yrs &c &c I.H.
loose leaf insert found between letters of 1789 and 1791. Recipient not stated but assumed from content to have been JEB