Letter – John Erasmus Blackett to Daniel Dew – 8 Dec 1786

Document Type: Letter
Date: 8 Dec 1786
Correspondent: John Erasmus Blackett
Recipient: Daniel Dew
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 5
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Daniel Dew Esqr.                                                        Axwell Park    Decemr   8th    1786

Aukland Castle

Sir       Altho’ I am of Opinion that the Offer which I made you for the exchange of Thos. Hepple’s life in the Lead Mines Leases was very fair etc. yet as Sir Thos. Blackett is about settling his Affairs he is desirous of the business being Concluded, & is willing to Pay the Sum you proposed, being one half of what was paid in 1783 for the putting in a New life, you will therefore please to give directions for the forwarding that Business, every necessary Certificate that is required shall be sent to you, & I will wait on you at Durham or Aukland in Case you should think it necessary.                             I am etc    J. E. Blackett

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