Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 27 Nov 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 27 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 27th    1786

Aukland Castle

Sir       I am favoured with your letters of the 18th & 25th inst. & observe that the Bishop of Durham is of Opinion that the Sum offer’d by Sir Thos. Blackett is not adequate to the Situation of the Person whose life he would exchange; I must beg leave to differ with his Lordship in this Point, knowing the Cause of Thos. Hepples Complaints to you & being well acquainted with his Constitution for some Years, he having been formerly much worse than he is at present. 

                                                                          I am etc    J. E. Blackett

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