Letter – Isaac Hunter to John Erasmus Blackett – 5 Jul 1781

Document Type: Letter
Date: 5 Jul 1781
Correspondent: Isaac Hunter
Recipient: John Erasmus Blackett
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J.E.Blackett Esqr. Newcastle				Dukesf[iel]d 5th July 1781


Herewith You’ll receive a Plate of Silver weighing 921 Ounces – Mr Salkeld’s illness prevent me sending the Acc[oun]ts of the Lead wrought but as he’s a good deal better to day, hope he’ll be able to get to the Mill in a day or two’s time so shall bring You that

Acco[un]t and the Month Acco[un]ts against the 9th when I shall be obliged to trouble you for Fifty Pound, as I have some small payments to make in this Month for oak Wood &C got for the use of the Mills. I did expect not to have troubled you till the Pay when I got the last, but the necessity of several of the [struck out: ‘Carriagemen’] Workmen were so great that

I was obliged to let them have as long as I had any by me – I am

Sir Yo[ur] Obliged & 

		mo Hble Servt IH

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