Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 17 Nov 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Nov 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Daniel Dew
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Daniel Dew Esqr.                                                        Newcastle    Novembr 17th    1786

Aukland Castle

Sir       Since I had the pleasure of seeing you I sent a Person to Thos. Hepple who makes a favourable Report him; he has for some Years been Complaining & altho’ he is in tolerable Circumstances & has an Allowance from Sir Thos. Blackett yet he almost starves himself for want of Food & Raiment & on that account he Complain’d the more to you, in hopes that by your acquainting me he might have something sent him;  This being the Case I really do not think him in worse state of health than he has been for some time on wch. Account I cannot think of recommending to Sir Thos. Blackett giving more than my last offer for the Exchange of his life.                               I am etc    J. E. Blackett

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