Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 21 Oct 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Oct 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Daniel Dew
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Daniel Dew Esqr.                                                        Newcastle    21st  Octor.   1786

Auckland Castle

Sir       I was favored with your Letter of the 5th instant the Contents of which I communicated to Sir Thomas Blackett who is not willing to give the Sum that you mention for the Exchange of Thomas Hepples Life but has no Objection to split the Difference & pay the Lord Bishop of Durham £538.2.6d.  If this offer should meet with his Lordships Approbation on your advising me of it the necessary Steps shall be immediately taken.            I am etc    J. E. B.

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