letter – John Blackett to Christopher Blackett – 14 Aug 1713

Document Type: letter
Date: 14 Aug 1713
Correspondent: John Blackett
Recipient: Christopher Blackett
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 190
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D[ea]r Brother       						Newby    Aug[us]t14 1713

my father Recd y[ou]rs of the 11th & is very much surprised that mr Charles Horton has not paid Mr Brummells bills of hundred and fifty pound, my father would have you keep the bills to Indeavoir to get the moneys for through Mr Horton has no affects of Mr Brummels in his hands yet will be obliged to pay the money, because has accepted them, if you have not protested the bills, be sure do it upon Receipt of this letter & than you will be no ways to blame, my Father Incloses y[ou]r letter to Mr Brummell to morrow; what I write about protesting the bills is of my Own head but I think will be Safest for you to do it, pray let me know in y[ou]r Next if Mr Horton is very substantiall, or if the bills are drawn in form of bill of Exchange or onely a Note, Mr Ed[ward] Barnard in Newgate Street will bring a letter to you from me to pay him upon my Fathers Acc[oun]t Two pound Twelve Shillings, must take his Receipt for the money, when have p[ai]d y[ou]r Self pray remit the remainder of my money to Mr John Van Mell in Rotterd[a]m, I See you design to be down in Octob[e]r Shall be very glad to See you, but in the mean time if am any ways Capab[l]e of Serving you Comm[an]d & will very much oblige

      Y[ou]r affe[ctionate] Bro[ther]: & Serv[an]t

my Father has read this letter so must be sure not to protest the bill till you hear from me or Mr Brummell, tis thought Mr Horton is a very honest & Substantiall Man, so tis not well done for Mr Brumell to draw on him when has no affects of his in his hand, Must be sure to make Inquiry about Mr Horton if is a very Substantiall Man if not must acquaint him that has orders to Note the bill, upon Receipt of this letter must go to Mr Horton & let him know if will promise to pay the bills in ten days time y[ou] must keep the bills or otherwise returne them, my Father will not trouble you any more of his bills, upon Receipt of this letter must be sure to write to my Father or me
presumed to be written by son John to his brother Christopher in London

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