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Newcastle 8the No[ torn page] Dear Brother I was favoured with yours of the 4th inst. & desired that you will not think [of] going to another Inn, but accept of beds at my house [which] will be ready for you, it will not be attended with the least trouble to us; I meet the Lead Agents at Hexham on Monday the 12th inst & return home the next day at Noon; on Thursday the 15th Mr Collingwood of Chirton & I propose going to Harrogate. I have the Rheumatism in my head & stomach & was confined to the house yesterday, business obliges me to go out this morning but I shall decline going to the Anniversary Meeting of the <Recorders> Club this day. Inclosed is a letter that I received yesterday from Mr H Errington. My Daughter joins with me in Love & best wishes to Lady Blackett, yourself & Mr Blackett, I am Dear Brother Yours very Affectionatly John E Blackett What dreadful weather and little prospect of its amendment
date torn, but assumed here to be 1798; there was other correspondence with Errington that autumn, regarding the Wall Fell Colliery lease, and in that year November 12th was on a Monday.